Top football teams to clash at East Coast Mash Cup

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Some of Guyana’s top teams will collide at the East Coast Mash Cup tournament, set to kick off Friday, January 20, at the Golden Grove Ground.

The 16-team tournament, hosted by Golden Grove Dynamic FC, will carry a winner’s purse of $500,000.

Rosignol United is the lone Berbice side in the tournament, while the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Guyana Police Force (GPF) FC, Fruta Conquerors and Santos are the teams from Georgetown.

Reigning ‘West Side’ Champions, Slingerz FC, will lead the West Demerara pack, which includes Den Amstel FC and Pouderoyen FC.

Golden Grove Dynamic FC, Victoria Kings, Paradise FC, Melanie FC, Buxton United, Buxton Stars, Ann’s Grove United, and Mahaica Determinators are the teams hailing from East Coast Demerara.

The tournament, being played using the ‘win or go home’ format, on the opening night (January 20), will see Victoria Kings taking on Mahaica Determinators from 6:00 pm, followed by a clash between home side Dynamic FC and Buxton United.

With all matches happening at the Golden Grove Ground, following first night action, the tournament continues on January 22, 27, 29, February 3, 5, and 10 and the finals on February 18.

According to the organisers, the concept behind the tournament is to see the rebirth of football on the East Coast of Demerara.

The organisers are grateful for the support shown by teams outside of the East Coast area, adding that it demonstrates the collective effort needed for the sustenance and development of football in Guyana.

Second place team will pocket $250,000, third place $150,00 and fourth place $100,000.

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