‘Skills for Cash’ football tournament kicks off Saturday in Berbice

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Guyana Breweries Inc., through its 592 Beer brand, will be the title sponsor of this year’s ‘Skills for Cash’ 7-a-side Football tournament, which starts on Saturday at the Number Five Ground, West Coast Berbice.

Cougars, Rosignol United, Monnederlust United, Hopetown, Number 30 Village, Number 42 Village, Paradise United, Airy Hall, Mahaica Determinators, Ann’s Grove United, Victoria Kings United, Golden Stars, Paradise and Melanie FC will compete for the tournament’s first-place prize of G$300,000.

The second-place team will pocket G$200,000, third place G$200,000 and fourth place G$50,000.

Organised by Cool Crew Promotion and Virgil Watts Construction, the tournament is in its third edition, having missed the last two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Melinda Telesford, Guyana Breweries Inc. Marketing Manager, said the company is aware that “football is a well-loved sport in the participating communities, and it is our goal to keep the football spirit alive through partnerships like these. I’d like to congratulate the promoters of this event for organising in such a big way to deliver a thrilling experience to the players and fans of football.”

Lynton Luke, head of Cool Crew Promotion, thanked the importers and distributors of 592 Beer for the collaboration, adding “this year our competition will match skills from East Coast Demerara and West and East Berbice.”

He explained that “teams are allowed three guess players to help strengthen the side. We also have games playing in different venues on the West Coast and East Coast of Berbice.”

Matches will be played at the Number Five Village ground, Rosignol ground and Victoria Community Centre ground.

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