Josiah memorial KO football starts Sunday
- Ansa McAl Trading onboard
The annual Derrick Josiah memorial knockout football competition involving the top eight clubs from the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) and sponsored by Stag will kick off Sunday (May 7) at the Den Amstel Community Centre ground with three matches preceded by the ceremonial March Pass of teams.
Eagles United and Young Achievers will square off in the feature quarter-final match at from 21:00h after the first quarter-final of the competition is played between home team Den Amstel and Stewartville from 19:00h.
Police FC will play an exhibition match against Jetty to kick off the on-field action. Teams in this Stag sponsored event are battling for a top prize of $200,000; second place $100,000; third place $75,000; and fourth $50,000.
The sponsorship was handed over to the ASP Forbes Brown of the Guyana Police Force where the late Josiah served as Assistant Commander at the time of his passing. Stag Brand Manager Lindon Henry made the presentation to Brown in the presence of WDFA President and Vice-President Orin Ferrier and Christine Schmidt among others.
Meanwhile, action will continue on next Friday (May 12) with the remaining quarter-final matches. Pouderoyen will open against Golden Warriors at 18:00h to be followed by Uitvlugt Warriors against Wales United. The respective winners will advance to the semi-finals, set for May 14 at the same venue.