Mohamed’s Enterprise 6th Annual Futsal Tournament set for July 26
─ 1 Georgetown team added, more Linden teams to compete
The Mohamed’s Enterprise Sixth Annual Futsal Tournament was officially declared open on Wednesday last at that company’s Lombard Street, Georgetown office.
In the simple but significant opening ceremony, it was revealed that this premier futsal tournament will be staged from Friday, July 26, through Saturday, August 10, at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground in Linden. The grand finale is slated for Saturday, August 17, at the same venue.
This year’s tournament will feature in excess of 15 teams drawn from Linden and Georgetown, battling to win the first prize of $600,000 and a trophy and replica. The second prize of $250,000 carries a trophy, as do the third prize of $100,000 and the fourth prize of $50,000.
Addressing the media at the launching ceremony, lead sponsor of this tournament, businessman Nazar Mohamed, emphasised the importance of sport.
“We would like to see our Government spend more on sports, because sport is critical in the country,” he said.
This businessman has partnered with New Era Entertainment in continuing to take futsal to another level for a record sixth year.
This tournament, which has had a positive impact on Linden youths, will be diversified in the future, and, further, will feature more teams drawn from across Region 10.
The New Era Entertainment family, which has recently hosted the New Era/ExxonMobil Inter-Schools Futsal Championships, has pledged to continue taking futsal to greater heights.
The promise is that this 2019 edition of the futsal tournament will be bigger. In 2018, only 15 teams had competed, but 2019 will see 18 teams taking centre stage as each battles for supremacy.
The Mohamed’s Enterprise Futsal tournament will be played in two groups in round robin fashion, followed by the knockout stages. Apart from the lone team from Georgetown which had competed in 2018, another team from the capital city will compete.
The West Side ballers and LA Ballers are the Georgetown teams that are set to compete in the 2019 Mohamed’s Enterprise Futsal Tournament.
These Georgetown teams will bring competiveness to the table against the Linden teams.
This futsal tournament will not be a nationwide tournament, but a Linden-based tournament that is designed to further develop the Linden youths.
With more teams from the Linden area participating in this tournament, its growth has been evident. It is expected that future editions of this tournament would feature more teams from the Linden area, the Kwakwani area, and the Ituni area.
ANSA McAL, under its Heineken brand, and Cell Smart are on board as sponsors for this 2019 Mohamed’s Enterprise Futsal Tournament. In the 2018 edition of this futsal tournament, Figgy-Green-Jags were the champions.