Elite League title race heating up with top three clubs locked on points


The title race for the KFC Elite League Season Six is heating up with the top three clubs- Guyana Police Force FC, Slingerz FC and Guyana Defence Force FC- kicking off the week tied on 18 points each.

On Saturday, April 14, reigning champions Guyana Defence Force FC clinched a 3-0 victory over Western Tigers FC, while Slingerz FC secured a commanding 6-0 win against Buxton United FC.

The latest victories propelled the Guyana Defence Force to the top of the points table, edging ahead on goal difference. They’ve notched up an impressive six consecutive victories, netting 35 goals while conceding only four.

Meanwhile, Slingerz FC sits in second place, also boasting six straight wins, scoring 29 goals and allowing just three. On the other hand, Guyana Police Force has slipped from the top spot to third position, amassing 18 points from six wins and one loss.

They have scored a total of 21 goals, but allowed eight in the process.

Slingerz (orange and black) won 6-0 against Buxton United

In Saturday’s double-header at the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) National Training Centre in Providence, East Bank Demerara, Slingerz FC, a former league champion, continued their winning streak, outscoring East Coast Demerara’s Buxton United.

Marcus Tudor found the net twice in the 36th and 39th minutes, followed by Gabriel DeSouza’s strike in the 55th, before Darron Niles secured a hat-trick with goals in the 60th, 83rd and 90+2nd minutes.

In the highly anticipated clash between two of Georgetown’s premier teams, Guyana Defence Force emerged victorious, leveraging their potent attacking prowess and superior fitness against Western Tigers FC.

Western Tigers’ scoring attempts were effectively nullified, while the army team’s strikers made their mark. Obumchi Benjamin opened the scoring in the 50th minute, followed by his teammate Stephen McDonald just seven minutes later.

It was Sherwyn Caesar who sealed the deal with a goal in the 90+2nd minute. Despite their loss, Western Tigers FC remains in fourth place on the points table, holding steady with three wins and three losses, totaling nine points.

From left: GDF scorers Obumchi Benjamin, Stephen McDonald and Sherwyn Caesar

Fruta Conquerors FC maintains fifth spot with three wins and four losses, also accumulating nine points, while Den Amstel FC sits in sixth position, securing seven points from two wins, one draw, and two losses.

Ann’s Grove United occupies seventh place, with Santos FC in eighth on the table, boasting two wins and four losses, amassing six points.

At the bottom of the table are Buxton United FC and Monedderlust FC, both yet to secure any points after playing five games since the start of Season Six on February 25.

A total of 10 top-tier clubs are vying for the first-place prize of G$2,000,000, with cash rewards of $1,200,000, $800,000, and $500,000 for the second, third, and fourth positions, respectively.

In the upcoming fixtures for April 18, Santos FC will go head-to-head against Monedderlust FC at 19:00h, set to take place at the National Training Centre.

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