Champions Fruta Conquerors to play on opening night of GFF Elite League

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Reigning champions Fruta Conquerors Football Club will kick off Season Five of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Elite League against Guyana Police Force Football Club on Sunday, May 14, at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary, Georgetown.

Western Tigers Football Club will also play Milerock Football Club on the first day of the much anticipated premier men’s football competition.

Fixtures (as outlined below) for Season Five were this week sent to the 10 participating teams including Guyana Defence Force Football Club, Den Amstel Football Club, Victoria Kings Football Club, Buxton United Sports Club, Milerock Football Club, Ann’s Grove Football Club, Guyana Police Force Football Club and Santos Football Club.

Teams will be aiming for a positive start to secure enough points to make it to the championship at the end of the season.

GFF Acting Technical Director Bryan Joseph said Season Five will see Guyana’s top players back on the pitch in one of the most competitive local leagues.

“As we draw closer to the kick-off of Season Five of the Elite League, we feel a sense of readiness to deliver exciting football to the fans out there. This is football at its best with Guyana’s top senior players competing over the next few weeks.”

Joseph also encouraged fans to show their support by attending games.

“Sunday is going to be massive with the Grand Opening Ceremony inclusive of the march pass of all ten teams at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary. We encourage the football fans to come out in your numbers and support the return to Elite League Football,” Joseph added.

More than four million dollars will be awarded to clubs and players. Clubs will play several rounds of football with the two clubs scoring the most points advancing to the two-million dollars championship match.

Victorious clubs will be awarded three points, while a draw gets teams one point each.

Three points will be deducted from teams that forfeits a match. Players participating in the two-month league, which will be broadcast on the FIFA+ platform, will benefit tremendously from global exposure.

The champions will automatically qualify for the Concacaf Caribbean Shield Championship.

The GFF Elite League is a key part of President Wayne Forde’s strategy to grow the football audience in Guyana, while giving players a competitive platform to showcase their talent. (GFF)

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