One Guyana President’s Cup football heads to Albion


After six nights of intense regional rivalry at the National Track and Field Centre at Leonora, West Coast Demerara, the inaugural One Guyana President’s Cup Football tournament will head to Berbice on Thursday evening.

For the first time, the competition will be played at the Albion Community Centre Ground with a double-header, set to kick off at 18:00h.

In the opening contest, Region Three, points leaders of Group B, will take on third placed Region Five, while from 20:30h, it is a bottom-of-the-table clash between Group A sides Region Six and Region Eight, both of whom are looking for their first points.

Points standing (Group A)

Three teams- Regions Four, Nine and Seven- are bunched at the top of Group A on six points apiece. However, the Region Four lads have played two games, as compared to the other two Regions, who have played three each.

A rampant Region Four has won both games with an outstanding goal difference of 21, having scored 22 goals and conceding just one.

Both Regions Nine and Seven have two wins and a loss each, with Region Nine having a goal difference of two and Region Seven -3.

Regions Six and Eight have lost both their games thus far, and share the cellar position without a point.

Points standing (Group B)

The lads from Region Three are unbeaten after two games, winning both matches and scoring 17 goals, without conceding.

Their Group B table-leading six points is one more than Region 10, who has managed a win and two hard-fought draws, while Region Five, with a win and a loss, is on four points in third.

Region One (one draw, two defeats) and Region Two (two losses) are on one and zero points respectively at the bottom.

The top two teams in each group will advance to the semi-finals.

For each win in the group stage, teams will pocket $200,000. If the game ends in a draw, the teams will share the spoils.

In the semi-finals, a win is worth $400,000.

The winning team will walk away with $2M. Second place gets $1M.

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