The two places in the final of the 4th edition of the East Bank Football Association (EBFA) Under-11 League sponsored by USA-based Guyanese Ralph Green will be filled after today’s semifinal matches are played at the Guyana Football Federation’s National Training Centre at Providence, EBD.
The first match would involve the unbeaten Vurlon Mills Academy, which topped Group ‘A’ of the playoff stage, opposing the second-placed team from Group ‘B’, Kuru Kururu Warriors. This match starts at 09:30hrs.
Mills Academy have accumulated the most points (13), coming from four wins and one draw, and are so far the only team not to have conceded a goal in the tournament — which has seen a total of 28 matches and two walkovers.
While Mills Academy will start as favourites to advance to the championship match, the young Kuru Kururu Warriors, from the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, will also fancy their chances of advancing by way of defeating their opponents.
They have racked up three wins, one draw and a loss in securing 10 points, and have all to play for tomorrow.
The second semifinal match, which begins at 10:00hrs, will feature defending champions Timehri Panthers, which ended second in Group ‘A’, and Group ‘B’ winners Riddim Squad.Like Mills Academy, Riddim Squad have also played undefeated to date, winning three matches and drawing two for their 11 points.
Panthers’ lone defeat came at the hands of the Vurlon Mills Academy in their first match of the competition, but they have since clawed their way back into contention.
Both these teams have a +4 goal difference, Timehri scoring eight and letting in four, and Riddim Squad scoring six but conceding twice.
Whatever happens tomorrow, only two teams would be advancing to the final, with the respective losers battling to determine the third and fourth-placed teams in a match on Saturday November 2.Prizes in the form of replica trophies will go to the top two teams, while medals will be presented to the third and fourth-placed teams. There would also be six individual awards (plaques) being presented to players and the best coach.