GDF crowned Super 16 champs after penalty shootout against Western Tigers
Guyana Defence Force (GDF) edged Western Tigers on penalties on Saturday night to emerge champions of the Guyana Football Federation/Kashif and Shanghai year-end Super 16 competition at the National Track and Field Facility at Leonora.
The two teams played to an intense 1-1 draw at the end of regulation and extra time, forcing the championship contest to be decided by kicks from the spot.
GDF converted all their shots to win 5-4, as Western Tigers missed on the third attempt.
Western Tigers had taken an early lead in the game when Kevon Woodley found the back of the net in the 16th minute.
However, Colin Nelson responded for GDF 20 minutes later to level proceedings. For the win, GDF copped G$2 million and the championship trophy, while Western Tigers collected G$1 million and the runners-up trophy.
In the third place playoff, West Demerara side Dem Amstel defeated Police FC 2-0.
Gideon Payne was the man on target for Den Amstel, tucking in goals in the 24th and 77th minutes.
Sponsors: Government of Guyana, Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sport, KFC Guyana, Mohamed’s Enterprise, MVP Sports, Dinars Trading, DDL (Pepsi, Gatorade and Diamond Mineral Water), Statement Investment Inc., HJTV 94.1, Stars Party Rental, BACIF, NAMILCO, Capelli Sports, Fireside Grill and Chill, Cevon’s Waste Management, Tony’s Jewellery Establishment, Daphness Foundation of New York, Ground Structural Engineering, Fast Lane Auto Spares, Bakewell, Pegasus Guyana, C-Mobile, Jim’s Variety Store, New GPC Inc., Secure Innovation and Concept Inc., Simextra Trading Guyana, Superior Concrete, Survival Supermarket, Eon DeViera Goal Keeping Academy, Fitness Express, Banks DIH, Rose Ramdehol Auto Sales and the Trophy Stall.