United may need tactical shift to beat Showstoppers tonight
Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” Competition
– scorching final anticipated
The support that hosts Showstoppers receive from their loyal fans is second to none in the Guinness Street phenomenon and this special bond is expected to be on show tonight when they face Brothers United in defence of their title.
The occasion is the final of this year’s West Demerara -East Bank Demerara Zone of the Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” Competition, which concludes this evening at the Pouderoyen Market Tarmac.
The three-time champions have been in ominous form since the start of the year, and many believe that they will easily retain the title against a team that play an open style that is similar to theirs, but clearly do not possess the firepower of the
To add to the weapons Showstoppers have in their line-up, the partisan fan base has overwhelmed all pretenders in the past and because the team have grown in success and stature, th
eir supporters’ numbers have greatly increased.
With a whopping $500,000 and an impressive trophy up for grabs, the pundits have installed them as clear favourites to go all the way.
The acquisition of national player Trayon Bobb has added even more venom to their attack and containing them in offence could be a real task for first-timers Brothers United’s backline.
As if Bobb’s ability was not enough headache already for United, the trio of Stephon Jupiter, Marvin Josiah and Dexroy Adams makes it extremely difficult to bet against Showstoppers.
However, Brothers United with former national player Andrew Murray Jr in their line-up is a perfect match-up for Showstoppers, and it will be interesting to see if they change their strategy and defend with everyone behind the ball and hope that a penalty shootout can go their way.
On the other hand, their success to date has been their willingness to stand toe to toe, but their opponents’ goalscoring prowess could very well instigate a change in approach.
What is certain is the fact that the two teams are offensive minded and fans could witness a scorching encounter for the coveted first prize.
Murray Jr has been the bright spark for Brothers United and to many, he holds the key to victory.
Meanwhile, Up-Top-Bosses and Ballers Empire will meet in the third-place playoff.
ESPN and West Side Ballers battle in the Plate Section for $60,000 winner takes all.
Over $1.1 million in total prize monies are up for grabs with the winners set to receive $500,000, runners-up $250, 000, while the third and fourth-place finishers will take home $200,000 and $100,000 respectively, along with trophies.
Also on board as a major sponsor is Colours Boutique on Robb Street.