Ten teams to battle in GFF/KFC Elite League Cup

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The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) KFC Elite League Cup will kick off on October 15 with ten top senior men’s clubs vying for glory and more than three million dollars in cash.

According to the GFF. the six-week tournament was launched Wednesday to ensure teams have ample playing time in preparation for the imminent relegation playoff.

Attending the ceremony were GFF President Wayne Forde, KFC Guyana Marketing Manager Pamella Manasseh, GFF Director of Competitions Troy Peters, and players from the Guyana Defence Force, Guyana Police Force, Santos, Fruta Conquerors, Den Amstel and Victoria Kings.

Forde said the KFC League Cup boasts an extraordinary line-up of exhilarating and captivating matches in the upcoming weeks.

“The KFC League Cup will provide our loyal fans with a bonanza of exciting and entertaining matches over the next few weeks. The Elite League teams are eager to get back to the pitch, and they have been putting in the hard work in preparation for this tournament.”

Furthermore,  Forde thanked “the management of KFC Guyana for once again giving our best young talents a chance to express themselves on a national stage.”

“While I am confident that we will most definitely witness a few upsets and surprises, I would like to take this opportunity to wish the teams every success.”

The champions will be awarded $1.5M, the second-place team will receive $1M, and the third and fourth-placed clubs will receive $500,000 and $250,000.

The team representatives from the Elite League clubs

Manasseh said the fast-food chain recognizes football’s immense popularity and ability to inspire and unite communities.

“KFC remains fully committed to bolstering the growth and advancement of football in Guyana. We eagerly look forward to experiencing exceptional competition and extend our best wishes to all the clubs involved.”

The ten teams participating in the tournament have been split into two groups.

Group A comprises Guyana Defence Force, Santos, Buxton United, Fruta Conquerors, and Milerock.

On the other hand, Group B comprises Western Tigers, Guyana Police Force, Den Amstel, Victoria Kings, and Ann’s Grove.

Opening day will feature Victoria Kings taking on Ann’s Grove at 18:00h, followed by hosts Guyana Police Force and Den Amstel from 20:00h at the Eve Leary Sports Club.

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