Ansa McAL honours clubs with $50,000 cheques

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Ansa McAL PRO, Darshanie Yussuf (centre front row) and Stag Brand Manager John Maikoo (left of Yussuf) along with representatives of the clubs after handing over the cheques at the Number 5 ground.
Ansa McAL PRO, Darshanie Yussuf (centre front row) and Stag Brand Manager John Maikoo (left of Yussuf) along with representatives of the clubs after handing over the cheques at the Number 5 ground.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Ansa McAL honoured their commitment to clubs playing in the inaugural Stag Super XVI football tournament with $50,000 cheques as part of their sponsorship package.

Ansa McAL’s Public Relations Officer Darshanie Yussuf noted that the beverage giants did not hesitate to supply the cheques when it was requested by the Berbice, East Coast and East Bank associations in order to help the teams prepare for the tournament.

“We had no hesitation in acquiescing to the request since we understand what it takes to get one’s self in order for a high level competition. We at Ansa McAL have been partnering and sponsoring some of the associations’ tournaments over the years and we are aware of what it takes to prepare.”

Yussuf stressed that Ansa McAL is pleased to be a part of the tournament as it helped with the development of the game of football especially with the three associations joining forces.

The representatives of the clubs collectively thanked Yussuf and Ansa McAL for their generosity towards the development of the game.

The winner of the tournament will be receiving $1.5 million while a second place prize of $500,000 is at stake. The third place finisher will collect $300,000 and fourth $100,000.

Two Berbice clubs are already in the quarterfinals in Monedderlust and Cougars who defeated Golden Stars and Soesdyke Falcons by 2-1 and 3-0 margins respectively.

The quest for more quarter final berths will continue today when action switches to the Grove Playfield, East Bank Demerara.

Agricola Red Triangle will come up against Ann’s Grove in opening play at 18:00hrs with the main event pitting Grove Hi Tech and BV Triumph United.

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