[www.inewsguyana.com] – Though having some of Guyana’s top players, many pundits still sees Slingerz Football Club as the ‘new kids on the block’ who would have to prove themselves before being claimed as one of the Country’s premier clubs.
So far so good for the ‘ West Side’ team who are competing in the prestigious Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Banks Beer Cup for the first time and would have solidify themselves as true contender for the tournament’s $4M first prize.
By virtue of defeating Den Amstel 4 – 0, Slingerz FC booked a place in tonight’s (Sunday) semi-finals, where they are set to come against Western Tigers; a club who is always a force to reckon with in ‘big money’ tournaments.
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) who edged tournament favourite’s Alpha United 3 -2 will come face-to-face with Santos FC that defeated defending Champions Sunburst Camptown 1 – 0.
This is not the first time the two sides are meeting, with Slingerz FC getting the better of the West Ruimveldt based side 2 – 1 in the annual Mayor’s Cup Championship; a tournament they (Slingerz) lost 1 – 0 in the finals to Alpha United.
Jacobs knows too well about playing under the bright lights and delivering, since due to his diligent work on the wing, saw him being the owner of a Toyota IST which he won when he led Buxton United to their first Kashif and Shanghai championship last year and was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of that tournament.
Never shy to come over a tad boastful, Jacobs believes that his side has the best defensive line in the tournament with the likes of Walter Moore, Collin Nelson and Les-Charles Critchlow being the forefront players.