Bent Street eager to defend Magnum futsal title
The second annual Magnum Futsal tournament will kick off on Saturday (February 2) and defending champions Bent Street are up for the fight as they prepare for the title defence at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.
At the previous final, a ‘never-say-die’ attitude from a resurgent Bent Street side prevailed over the most decorated Futsal team in Guyana, Sparta Boss, to take the inaugural title.
Scores were locked 2-2 after extra time in the pulsating final and the champs surged to a thrilling 3-2 win on penalty kicks.
Troy Lambert, who manages the unit, expressed confidence and eagerness to get on to the playing area and defend the title.
The tournament, which features 32 teams, is a collaborative effort of ANSA McAL Trading through the company’s Magnum Tonic Wine and the National Sports Commission.
Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, stated the support for the tournament comes from the fact it assists in community development.
The winning team is guaranteed $600,000 and the championship trophy. Second and third will pocket $350,000 and $200,000 respectively.
The other playing days are February 5, 9, 13, 16, 19, 21, 24 and grand final on March 2. Security at the venue would be treated with paramount importance, the organiser emphasised.
First match kicks off at 20:00h
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Future Stars vs Hustlers
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