Magnum Futsal: Gold is Money confident of securing final berth
Hubert Pedro, captain of Gold is Money, is confident of securing a victory over traditional rival Back Circle in the semi-final of the Magnum Independence Championship, which is scheduled for Saturday at the National Park tarmac.
According to Pedro, “We are confident going into the match, we’re not taking anything away from Back Circle, they have been playing well to meet this far.
Basically, the result can be on the night, because it’s two teams that have quality players and have been playing well and we won’t be overconfident. However, the team is confident of securing a place in the final, we know that football is played on the night and you have to put in the effort during the game, but we are confident of getting a positive result and getting the job done on the night.”
Gold is Money sealed a date with Back Circle for a place in the finale, following a 9-7 quarterfinal victory over Showstoppers. Back Circle also overcame North East La Penitence in their quarterfinal fixture 4-3. The second semi-final will pit Sparta Boss against Bent Street.
Pedro further stated, “Preparation has not been 100%, it has been like 70% and that is because of players’ work commitment, and responsibilities.
Venue and the weather have also been an issue in preparing so the little time we have with each other, we do collective work. The players also do their individual training.”
He further stated, “Both semi-final matches can be classified as virtual finals given the quality and reputation of the teams. The tournament has been grueling, and we expect the matches to get tougher, any one of the four remaining teams can win the tournament but we are confident once we execute that we can get the job done. We are confident.”
The winner of the tournament will collect the package of $700,000, and the championship trophy, while the runner-up will receive $400,000 and the corresponding accolade. The third and fourth place finishers will walk away with $200,000 and $100,000 respectively.
Meanwhile, the four losing quarter-finalists will feature in the Magnum Plate Championship, with the resulting victor walking away with $40,000. Melanie will lock horns with Future Stars at 19:00hrs, while North East La Penitence takes aim at Showstoppers from 19:30hrs.
The other sponsors of the event are MVP Sport, Nigel Hind Financial Services, Andrews Supermarket, Bold Expressions Barbershop, Fireside Grill ‘N’ Chill, Star Party Rentals, and Lucozade.