Limacol football returns with emphasis on ending Georgetown hiatus
The fourth annual Limacol Football Tournament will make its return August 31 at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, and Petra Organisation, the founding body, is promising another exhilarating competition.
Twelve teams will compete on a round-robin knockout basis in the tournament, which is expected to run for one month; all matches will be held at Education ground. There will be three groups of four, with the top two and best two third place finishers progressing to the quarter-finals.
At stake will be $400,000 for first, while second to fourth will pocket $200,000, $100,000 and $50,000 respectively.
Co-Director of the Petra Organisation, Troy Mendonca, said they chose to invite eight Georgetown teams given the lack of football in the city.
The initial aim of the tournament was to bridge the gap between Elite League teams and the first division clubs.
Additionally, Company Secretary of New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation, Zulfikar Ally, stated the sponsorship is more than just fulfilling a corporate responsibility, as the tournament’s impact on young lives is visible.
Georgetown: Georgetown Football Club, Pele FC, Camptown FC, Northern Rangers, Black Pearl, Beacons, Riddim Squad and there will be a playoff between GT Panthers and Eastveldt to determine who makes the cut.
East Coast Demerara: Mahaica Determinators, Buxton Stars
East Bank Demerara: Grove Hi-Tech
West Demerara: Pouderoyen FC.
The first match of the double-header will start at 19:00h.
The Guyana Police Force won the tournament last year when they defeated Pouderoyen 4-2. However, Police will not participate this year due to their elevation to the Elite League.