Season Four of GFF Elite League starts March 15
The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Elite League Season Four is scheduled to commence on Friday, March 15, 2019, even as preparations intensify to ensure the efficient operation of the new season.
This was announced on Friday by GFF’s Competitions Director, Ian Alves, following a consultation with the Elite Clubs on Thursday, including representatives from the two newest additions; Santos FC and Police FC respectively, who entered the League following an Elite League promotion playoff held on February 9 and 10, 2019.
According to Alves, Thursday’s meeting sought to discuss the proposed fixtures and amendments to the rules of Season Four.
“As a result of a consensus, adjustments were made to the rules and it was agreed that, for the most part, every club will contest at least one match each week and the current season of the league will be conducted over a period of nine weeks. Western Tigers FC was unavoidably absent. Notwithstanding Santos FC and Police FC were present and decisions were agreed upon and we look forward with enthusiasm for a grand start to the league on March 15.”
As a lead up to the League and with the increased schedule of competitions expected during the year, a training session on competitions management and venue preparation, inclusive of pitch marking will be held on Saturday for representatives of Regional Member Associations (RMAs).
This session is geared towards improved capacity of the RMAs to host and manage competitions at all levels. It will cater specifically to the Competitions Manager and Venue Coordinator of each RMA and is expected to have 30 participants. The session will be held from 09:00h to 15:00h at GFF’s National Training Centre, Providence.
The GFF Elite League is the highest form of competitive football played in Guyana and according to the Rules and Regulations of Season Four, the 10 clubs “will play one (1) round of football, resulting in the club acquiring the most points being declared the winner. Match Days will feature mostly double-headers at stipulated venues on Fridays and Sundays with a few Match Days being scheduled for Saturdays, and the overall league Champion Club will be awarded an automatic qualifying spot at the CONCACAF/Caribbean Shield Championships.”
The League is scheduled to conclude in June. Detailed fixtures will be made available soonest. (GFF Release)