One Guyana Futsal ‘Play-In’ tournament set for Monday

Organizers of the One Guyana Futsal Tournament: (L-R) Frank Parris, Kashif Muhammad, Colin ‘BL’ Aaron and Aubrey ‘Shanghai’ Major

Overwhelming response from futsal players around the country has forced organisers of the One Guyana Futsal tournament to host a one-day ‘Play-In’ competition on Monday, April 3, at the National Gymnasium.
Twelve teams will do battle, starting from 6:00 pm, and six winners will be added to the main draw of the tournament, which features 32 teams and runs from April 9 to May 20.
Foot Steppers and Thomas Land will be the first two teams in the square, and the winner of this match will join Group A, alongside Sparta Boss, Future Stars and NA United.
The winner of the Jetty Ballers vs New Market St tussle joins Group B, with Gold is Money, Beterverwagting (BV) and Melanie.
Match three on Monday sees Paradise Invaders facing Ramsay Clan for a place in Group C, with Tiger Bay, McKenzie All-Stars and Pouderoyen Brothers.
Kingston and Gold Shot are vying for a spot in Group G, where they will face Leopold Street, Showstoppers and North East.
Sophia faces Festival City from 9:00pm as they contend for a spot in Group H, with Bent Street, Albouystown and Avocado Ballers.
Closing off the Monday night action is a clash between Vryheid’s Lust and Timehri Ballers for a spot in Group F, wherein Stabroek Ballers, Wismar All-Stars and Bagotstown are featured.
Back Circle, Ven-Guy, Alexander Village and Kitty are in Group D; while Group E brings together Road Warriors, Kitty Spanish, California Square, and Ballers Empire.
This Kashif and Shanghai-organised tournament is the brainchild of the One Guyana Futsal tournament, which will carry a first-place prize of $1M, compliments of Mohamed’s Enterprise.
The lucrative tournament will also reward the second-place team with $500,000, while $200,000 and $100,000 will go to the teams finishing third and fourth respectively.
Matches will be played at the National Gymnasium, with the finals set for the National Park.