Players, organisers ready for kick-off of KFC Goodwill football
The highly anticipated KFC Goodwill Football tournament is now one day away from kick-off and the players, organisers and sponsors are eager for on-field action to commence.
At the pre-match press conference held at the KFC Vlissengen Road branch, emotions ran high as all stakeholders exuded their eagerness to witness what they deem a major step in youth football development.
Co-Director of the Petra Organisation, Troy Mendonca, was the first to note the importance of what the tournament holds.
Mendonca stated they hope to expand in 2019 by inviting more foreign teams, a point which representative from co-sponsor Caribbean Airlines, Dion Inniss, built on, stating that there is the possibility of a top Suriname school team visiting in the new year.
Ansa McAL Trading’s Non-Alcoholic Brand Manager, Errol Nelson, told the gathering, the company quickly embraced the venture since it aligns with its quest to foster social development and more so, bring a shift in focus in year-end football to now on youths.
The tournament will feature four teams, namely 2016 Trinidad and Tobago South Zone School champs, Shiva Boys Hindu College, Annai Secondary, Annandale Secondary and Christianburg Wismar Secondary, the latter two would have recently topped the GuyOil School League.
On Saturday, Annandale will clash with Christianburg from 17:00h, followed by Shiva Boys and Annai from 19:00h.
On December 18, Christianburg and Annai will do battle, followed by Shiva Boys and Annandale, while the final day of action, December 22, the Annandale and Annai game precedes the Trinis clash with the lads from Linden.
All matches will be played at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, and patrons will be charged G$500 for entry.