GFF, Stag ‘Big Four’ tournament set for this weekend
The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has scheduled its Stag ‘Big Four’ Tournament for this Friday and Sunday at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Ground, Camp Ayanganna.
The tournament, which is hosted by the Guyana Defence Force, will feature the semi-final match-up on Friday (November 10) and the final and third-place playoff on Sunday (November 12).
Friday’s scheduled games are: Fruta Conquerors FC versus Victoria Kings FC in the first match followed by GDF FC versus Buxton United FC in the second of the double-header at 17:30h and 20:00h respectively.
GFF’s Director of Competitions, Ian Alves, said keen rivalry is expected as Season III of the Elite League approaches: “As the football fraternity is aware, we’ve had a break between the end of Season II and the commencement of the ‘Big Four’ tournament. Therefore, one of the things we will see in the ‘Big Four’ is which among the clubs have been able to maintain their training schedule, performance level and match fitness during the break. The results will very well be a reflection of such. We expect keen rivalry among the clubs since they will not only be competing for the cash prizes on offer, but will also be looking forward to going into Season III of the Elite League riding on their recent victories.”
The winner will pocket $1.5 million; second-placed club will earn $700,000, while the third and fourth placed clubs will grab $500,000 and $300,000 respectively. The ‘Big Four’ is a knockout tournament among the four top clubs from Season II of the Stag Elite League.