* in MoH/ Petra Organisation, Busta Soft Shoe Football tournament
The Ministry of Education Ground, on Carifesta (Caricom) avenue, will come alive tonight with some riveting football action in the Ministry of Public Health/Petra Organisation/Busta Soft Shoe Football Tournament, as a new champion will be crowned.
Defending champions Sparta Boss were relegated to the third-place play-off and the expected mouth-watering clash between the spirited Tucville side and dark horses North East La Penitence will decided who walks away with the championship honours.
Tucville will be deemed the favourites due to holding some well-known football players such as Dennis Edwards, Kareem Knights and Tefon Daily, who are capable of being menaces on the night.
Speaking on the eve of the heavyweight clash, Tucville’s captain Delon Williams confidently stated, “expect nothing but victory from us; it was not easy reaching here but we stick to our team plan and it should be nothing but victory”.
However, for the North East team Devon Charles, Alwin Moore and Shaquille Browne all have the skill to spring surprises. Captain Michael Payne in his address said, “We are looking for victory, I know we will beat them and we are all confident about it”.
Playing under the theme, “Stop Gender Base Violence”, Co-Director of the Petra Organisation, Troy Mendonca is urging persons to think twice before they act as it regards meeting out violent acts to one another, as a failure to do so could cause a demise of a partner.
Mendonca is extremely pleased with the support thus far of the tournament and is expecting exuberating final between two young teams.
The third place play-off will between Broad Street and Sparta Boss and the Sparta will be seeking to make amends for their semi-final loss by copping the third place spot. They will look to the talented duo of Gregory Richardson and Devon Millington for inspiration while Broad Street should not be written off, as the combination of Leon Richardson and Jamal Cozier have been in great goal-scoring form throughout the competition.
The winner of the event will collect $300,000 and the championship trophy while the second placed side will receive $200,000 and the runners-up accolade.
On the other hand, the third placed side will receive $100,000 and the respective trophy while the fourth place finishers will pocket $75,000 and the corresponding title.
On the individual side, prizes will be awarded to the event’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Highest Goal Scorer.
The other sponsors on board are: GTT, Lucky Dollar, Nigel Supermarket, Junior’s Jewellery, Star Party Rentals and 2-J’s General Store.