The battle for supremacy begins tonight

first_img“Keep Your Five Alive” Indoor Competition…Following the forced rescheduling of opening night, action in the sixth annual “Keep Your Five Alive” Indoor Competition will kick off this evening with five matches at the National Gymnasium.According to organiser Kevin Adonis, the forced rescheduling was owed mainly to his adherence to a mandate from the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) warning against the appearance of players participating in the current Elite League.Adonis said he received a letter from the GFF, which noted, among other regulations, the barring of all players who play for clubs in the Elite League from appearing for their community teams.“This recent development ordered by the GFF ultimately forced me to reschedule the opening night from last Saturday to today to ensure that teams have the opportunity to discuss the directive set by the Federation in order to avoid any consequence (s) of their decisions,” Adonis said.He added that while he would have liked the notification to be delivered earlier to avoid the unfortunate cancellation of the scheduled first night, all systems were in place for a prompt start this evening and fans could be assured that riveting action was anticipated as the battle for survival commenced.Teams have been drawn from Georgetown, Linden, Berbice, West and East Demerara and the East Coast of Demerara, and prize monies in excess of $1 million would be up for grabs.He added that 32 of the best teams in the country have been assembled, including defending champions West Front Road’s “Gold is Money” and beaten finalist Future Stars.Among the other teams making the shortlist are: Sparta Boss, Bent Street, Leopold Street and most of the zone champions of the Guinness “Greatest of the Streets” competition.In opening night action: Rhythm Stars (Mocha) tackle recently-crowned Berbice Guinness champions Trafalgar and this encounter will be followed by the clash between Agricola and Broad Street.Kingston then square off against Swag Entertainment out of Linden, before Avacado Ballers take on Sophia.In the final game of the night, Leopold Street play host to East Coast Melanie Damishana.The fixtures for the next two playing days are below.Buxton Diamond engage West Demerara Showstoppers, while the young Uprising team from the East Coast go up against Linden’s Silver Bullets.Xtreme Cleaners then collide with East Coast BV, before Ann’s Grove and North East La Penitence take to the court.The rejuvenated Tiger Bay unit then face California Square, before Sparta Boss and Tucville bring the curtains down for the evening.The fixtures for the third night of action are as follows: Albouystown and Upsetters get things going, before Future Stars and Alpha Warriors square off.Back Circle then tackle Kitty Hustlers, before Linden’s Dave & Celena All Stars go up against Bent Street.The reigning champs West Front Road then close the night with a clash against Alexander Village.last_img read more