Hamilton Green 9-a-side Inter-Ward/Village KO Cup…
– exhibition bouts stirring up a buzz
As we approach the final day of action in this year’s Hamilton Green 9-a-side Inter-Ward/Village KO Cup, the three exhibition matches planned are receiving much buzz from fans.
The winner-takes-all matches will see the winner in the respective encounters collect $25,000 each and trophies, and tournament coordinator Lennox Arthur said the scheduled games have been receiving quite a surprising buzz since many believe they are grudge matches and teams believe they have all to play for come Sunday when the tournament is set to conclude, at the Den Amstel Community Centre Ground.
In the first fixture: hosts Den Amstel tackle Soesdyke for cash and a trophy sponsored by MACORP.
In the next encounter, Goed Fortuin square off against Timehri, and this will be for cash and a trophy, compliments of Sterling Products Ltd, while the other engagement pits Pouderoyen against Liliendaal for cash and a trophy sponsored by Muneshwers Ltd.
Meanwhile, play in the competition has reached the quarter-final stage with the winners advancing to the semi-finals and then the final.
Sophia are set to take on Newtown Kitty while Central Mackenzie go up against Mahaica.
In the other two quarter-finals, Charlestown square off against Mahaicony, while Uitvlugt and Crane face each other for a place in the last four.
The Citizenship Ministry has sponsored the first-place prize of $400,000 and the winning trophy, while John Fernandes Ltd has done likewise for the losing finalist – a prize of $200,000 and a trophy.
The Highest Goalscorer and Most Valuable Player will collect gifts, compliments of China Trading and AH & L Kissoon.
They will also receive trophies donated by Javon Dazzell.
Among the other sponsors on board are: Courtney Benn Construction Services, Techno Mills, IPA, Alfro Alphonso, Sattaur Gafoor, ANSA McAL, Top Brandz Distributors, MACORP, Starr Computers, Cummings Electrical, Ready Mix, BK International, New Thriving, E-Networks, NAMILCO, Sleep In, Comfort Sleep and EC Vieira Investments.