[www.inewsguyana.com] – The East Coast Football Association along with the East Bank and Berbice Football Associations will collaborate to host the Stag Beer Super 16 Knockout football tournament scheduled to start on December 14 in Berbice.
At a press conference on Tuesday held at the Ansa McAL head off in Beterverwagting, Stag Beer’s Brand Manager, John Maikoo was noted his brand’s continuous impact on the sport.
“The collaboration of the three associations is phenomenal and what we are trying to do is to ensure that football is play during this period in areas that are normally neglected when there are other tournaments, we will try to ensure that these areas have exciting games throughout the tournament,” Maikoo stated.
Marketing Director of Ansa McAL, Troy Cadogan revealed the first place prize of $1.5 million and stated his expectations of the tournament.
“We expect this tournament to be of a high quality just like Ansa McAL and the beer that will represent us in this tournament”.
President of the East Coast Association Aubrey Hutson, President of the Berbice Association Keith O’Jeer and Secretary of the East Bank Association Franklin Wilson commended Ansa McAL for their contributions to the sport of football.
Meanwhile Chairman of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Normalisation Committee, Clinton Urling was pleased to see football playing at various region and stressed that the Committee will continue to ensure that football reaches the next level.
In addition, each team will be in receipt of $50,000 appearance fee while prizes for MVPO, best goal scorer and keeper will be up for grabs.
The tournament is expected to start on December 14 at the Number Five ground in Berbice with two games.