West Demerara Guinness football kicks off Friday
The Guinness Greatest of the Streets Football championship has returned for the 10th year and the West Demerara/East Bank Zone will be the first to kick start the action come Friday at the Pouderoyen Tarmac.
At the launch on Wednesday at Banks DIH, Thirst Park, the organisers indicated this will be the fifth year for this zone hosting the championships. Furthermore, it was noted that they have received a record number of entries, over 35 to be precise.
Usually, the Georgetown Zone kicks off the championship, but the organisers decided to make a change and allow Georgetown, the most supported zone in terms of fan following to be the final leg before the national playoff.
Brand Manager Lee Baptiste envisioned fans will turn out in their numbers, given majority of the match days will be Fridays.
Lone sponsor Colours Boutique has increased its support by providing each team with branded uniforms. Representative Creanna Damon hoped the tournament continues to reach its potential and impact communities.
The opening night will have eight matches commencing 18:00h. The other match nights are January 25 and February 1, 6, 8 and the final on the 16th.
The winners will pocket $500,000. while second takes home half that amount. Third and fourth will collect $200,000 and $100,000 respectively.
Last year, Showstoppers got their third straight title when they topped ESPN 3-0 in the final.