Inclement weather shifts kick-off to Sunday at GFC
Petra/Corona Football tournament…
The Petra Organised Corona Football Tournament kick-off date has been shifted to Sunday at the Georgetown Football Club, Bourda due to the inclement weather.
The inaugural tournament which was slated to kick-off on Friday is expected to begin with an exciting triple header.
Riddim Squad will play Flamingo from 17:00 hrs, followed by Northern Rangers v Eastveldt at 19:00 hr after which the old rivalry of Pele and Santos will be renewed from 21:00 hrs.
Organiser Troy Mendonca in an interview on Thursday posited that the aim of the tournament is to put football back on the field and also bring out the various communities to witness exciting action.
The former footballer also stated that the tournament will offer many youths something positive to do given that many are training but not engaged in competitive field-goal football.
The organiser further explained that on the first day of the tournament admission will be free for all patrons and will continue to be same for women only throughout the duration of the tournament.
The tournament will be played on a round-robin knock-out phase where there will be two groups of six teams. The top four from the respective group will advance to the knock-out phase.
The teams are playing for first place prize of one million dollars and championship trophy while second to fourth will pocket $400,000, $200,000 and $100,000 respectively and the corresponding accolade.
The other teams participating are: Guyana Police Force FC, Campton FC, Georgetown Football Club, Beacons FC Western Tigers, Flamingo FC and Black Pearl.