3rd Petra/Limacol Football tournament officially launched


New Guyana Pharmaceutical Company (GPC), under its Limacol brand, has again thrown its support behind the Petra organisation for the third edition of the Limacol Knockout Football tournament, which will kick-off on August 30 and conclude on October 7.

New GPC’s Company Secretary Zulfikar Ali (2nd R) hands over the sponsorship cheque to Petra’s Mark Alleyne in the presence of GFF President Wayne Forde (L) and Petra Director Troy Mendonca

The company, through its secretary Zulfikar Ali, expressed its excitement at being onboard for another edition of the highly anticipated tournament.

According to Ali, they are always interested in sports and its development, and have seen the progress from the first two installments, hence their return for a third time.

Petra Director Troy Mendonca outlined that the tournament provides an avenue for the teams not involved in the Guyana Football Federation’s Elite League III, even though he would love for it to be used as a catalyst for teams to be promoted to that league.

GFF President Wayne Forde, who was also on hand, expressed his pleasure at seeing the company onboard for a third year, citing their extended input in football.

The 12 teams involved in this year’s tournament are as follows: Police, Georgetown Football Club, Pele, Sunburst Campton, Riddim Squad, Beacon United, Santos, Northern Rangers, Mahaica Determinators, Buxton Stars, Pouderoyen and Grove Hi-Tech.

These teams will trash it out for the top prize of $600,000, while the runner up will have to settle for $300,000, third – $150,000 and fourth – $100, 000.

Each top finishing team would have a trophy to accompany their cash prize.


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