German’s Restaurant onboard GFF-ExxonMobil International Futsal Festival
“We operate within the community and, as part of German’s social responsibility, it’s important for us to give back to that same community that supports us throughout the year and this is one of the initiatives that we’re proud to be associated with, that is, the International Futsal Festival,” said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of German’s Restaurant, Clinton Urling as he presented a monetary contribution to the upcoming tournament.
The presentation was made on Wednesday at the eatery’s New Market Street headquarters, and was received by Lakeisha Pearson and Kashif Mohammed respectively on behalf of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF).
Urling, in extending best wishes for a successful tournament, said the reach of the sport and the organisations involved have motivated his sponsorship: “Sports reach a wide cross-section of youths, fans and people overall and German’s, at
any opportunity we get, (would support) especially since organisations such as the GFF and the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation [are involved]; that was the main impetus for us to get involved in this competition and we look forward to both organisations’ hosting of a successful tournament.”
The four-day festival is scheduled to kick off on December 27 at 18:00h with six matches; each being played on the hour culminating with the final match at 23:00h. It will feature eight teams placed in two groups including Morvant Caledonia United from Trinidad and Tobago, ZV All-Stars from Suriname and a Sao Paulo selection from Brazil. Local teams include an East Coast All-Stars, Linden All-Stars, Georgetown All-Stars and West Demerara All-Stars.
The winning team will pocket $1.2 million, while the losing finalist will receive half that amount. The third and fourth-place finishers will pocket $300,000 and $100,000 respectively.