Organizer pleased with Limacol Football tournament thus far
…Final pushed back to October 20
By Jemima Holmes
With the days counting down until the Limacol football 2019 final goes down; Co Director of the organizing body Troy Mendonca spoke with this publication about the tournament and his expectations for the final.
After weeks of riveting 11 a side rivalry, the competition has boiled down to just two teams, who will both be looking to pocket the $400,000 grand prize.
While the final between Fruta Conquerors FC and Santos FC Under 20 is still three days away, Co – Director of the Petra Organization, Troy Mendonca shared his thoughts on the fourth edition of the New GPC sponsored tournament.
“First of all, I think what we have seen was really refreshing to see 11 a side football take its rightful place. Those two teams being in the finals is an illustration of what is happening,” Mendonca told this publication.
When probed about the final two teams left standing in the tournament, Mendonca explained that it is a testament to the level of football that is being played at the Under 20 stage.
“The Under 20 is a reflection of the next generation of football in this country. I think if you look at most of the youngsters, especially those two Under 20 teams, which is Fruta Conquerors and Santos, the always look very organized and they’re a set of youngsters who adhere to instructions. They want to play football,” Mendonca explained.
As such, the Petra Co Director is encouraging football fanatics to come out to the Ministry of Education Ground on Sunday evening to witness what he claims to be an exhilarating rivalry.
“The finalists and the final is a reflection of who is playing football and the most well prepared teams. I think we anticipate a very good final because it’s a replay of the KFC Georgetown Under-20 football tournament and so we’re in for a treat, come Sunday the 20th of October,” the Petra Co Director stated.
Aside from the action that is on the horizon, Mendonca was also quizzed about one of the objectives of the tournament; revitalizing football in Georgetown, which was expressed at the tournament’s launch. Here’s what he had to say:
“I think football generally needs help, especially in Georgetown. When we set out we realized that. You would be surprised to know the kind of enthusiasm that the teams showed, they were there early, they want to play, they would call you, so I think the turn out and support during the tournament will show that people want to play football,” he explained.
The curtains will come down on the fourth edition of the Limacol football tournament on Sunday, October 20 when Pele FC takes on Riddim Squad in the third place playoff and Santos FC and Fruta Conquerors battle for the top spot. The final was initially scheduled for Sunday, October 13 but was postponed for logistical reasons.
The tournament is sponsored by New GPC under their Limacol brand and is supported by WJ Enterprise who are the sole distributors of Croxley Papers. The eventual winner will walk away with $400,000, while second places pockets $200,000. Third and fourth place will receive $100,000 and $50,000 respectively.