Brazilians to invade Guinness Cage football
A team of Brazilian players has committed to being a part of the first-ever Cage Football tournament that will be sponsored by Guinness as well as Three-Peat Promotions scheduled for an August 24 start at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.
Sparta Boss has been the most successful team in the small-goal format, but with their current dip in form, the door is open for another team to initiate the changing of the guard.
Teams such as Linden’s Dave & Celena All Stars, who’re the current Guinness National champions, Future Stars, West Front Road ‘Gold is Money’, the Brazilian combination, Tucville, Back Circle, Albouystown and Bent Street will be knocking on the door should Sparta Boss fail to produce the goods.
Nevertheless, among the 32 top teams in the indoor format the team of Brazilians is set expected to shake the landscape of local small goal football in the country especially with prize monies totalling in excess of $800,000.
The winning team is set to receive $400,000, while second, third and fourth placed finishers will take home $200,000, $100,000 and $50,000 respectively along with trophies.
Teams have been engaged in serious preparations ever since the tournament was announced and it is anticipated that from Day One the excitement will begin as they seek to make it through the knockout phase over the two opening nights.
Among the stars that will be on show are Future Stars’ Akeemo Anthony, Keiron Solomon and Jeremy Garrett, Broad Street’s Jimmy Gravesande and Lenox Cort, Sparta Boss’s Devon Millington and Gregory Richardson and Sheldon Shepherd, Tucville’s Jermaine Junior and Delon Williams, Dave & Celena’s Rawle Gittens, Keon Sears, Kenard Simon, Randolph Wagner, Hubert Pedro and Jamal Pedro
The other playing dates for the championship are August 29 and 31, September 2, 5, 7, 9, with the final set for September 16, at the same venue.