Guinness Street Football heads to Bartica this weekend
The final zone competition in the 2017 Guinness Greatest of the Streets football will be played off in Bartica this weekend (June 23-25) with 16 teams battling for top honours and a chance to compete in the grand finals.
The tournament will kick off on Friday with six matches at the Bartica Community Centre tarmac starting at 19:00h. The opening fixture will bring together Almanac Kings against Time Square to be followed by Campbellville battling Street Kings at 19:30h.
River View will square off with Lotto Arcade at 20:00h to be followed by Plantain Slice opposing Young Guns. Police will face Beacon One Love at 21:00h, while the final game of the evening will feature All Stars against Beacon Die Hard at 21:30h.
Two more preliminary matches will be played on Saturday featuring Potaro Strikers against Lazio at 19:00h to be followed by Impact versus Ballers before the quarter-final matches. The semi-finals and final will be played on Sunday, along with the third place playoff and several exhibition matches.
The winner will advance to represent the mining community in the grand finals billed to start next month, featuring the top zone teams from Georgetown, East Coast Demerara, Linden, Berbice and West Demerara/East Bank Demerara.
Guinness Brand Manager Lee Baptiste said that fans in Bartica can expect an exciting weekend of football. “We expect an exciting tournament and the residents of the community will prove that they are ‘Made of More’ as they support the teams in their quest for glory,” he added.