Bartica Independence Cup top performers rewarded

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Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President Wayne Forde recently presented cheques to the amount of $225,000 to the first, second and third-placed winners respectively of the recently concluded GFF/Bartica Football Association (BFA) Independence Cup Football Tournament.

In a tournament that was conducted from May 13 to June 27, Mil Ballers United were crowned champions, while Lazio FC came in runners-up in the final, which was played at the Bartica Secondary School Ground. Rivers View FC placed third.

This presentation was made to Shaquille Hopkins of Mil Ballers FC, Sherwin Da Silva of Lazio FC and Mark Ambrose on behalf of Rivers View FC during a visit to Bartica on the weekend of June 30.

The winning team pocketed $100,000, second $75,000 and third $50,000.

In brief remarks to the recipients, Forde said he was pleased with the efforts made by the BFA to rebuild football in Bartica: “I am very happy with the efforts being made by Bartica to reignite the passion for the game and equally encouraged by the support of the fans. This is one simple step in rebuilding Bartica’s reputation for producing excellent national footballers.”

The tournament was sponsored by the GFF, organised by the BFA and saw eight teams competing in two groups on a round-robin knockout format. Group A consisted of Beacons, Mil Ballers, Wolves United and Strikers while Group B was made up of Lazio, Potaro Strikers, Rising Stars and Rivers View.

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