‘Keep Your Five Alive’ now set for Thursday start

first_img– fixtures remain the sameOpening night action last Saturday forced into reschedule, Kevin Adonis, organiser of the sixth Annual ‘Keep Your Five Alive’ indoor competition, has now set this Thursday for kickoff in this year’s event.The action is set to be held at the National Gymnasium.According to Adonis, the forced rescheduling was due mainly to his adherence to a mandate from the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) that cautioned against the appearance of players participating in the current Elite League.Adonis said he received from the GFF a letter which, among other regulations governing the tournament, barred all players who’re participating for clubs in the Elite League from appearing for their community teams in his indoor competition.“This recent development ordered by the GFF ultimately forced me to reschedule the opening night from last Saturday to this Thursday, to ensure that teams have the opportunity to discuss the directive set by the Federation in order to avoid any (negative) consequenceof their decisions,” Adonis explained.He said it is unfortunate that the order was not part of an earlier notification he had received from the GFF, because it would have allowed him sufficient time to have discussions with the teams confirmed to participate in the event, so as to avoid the unfortunate cancellation of the previously announced opening night’s action.He, however, disclosed that he intends to meet with the governing body shortly to address all issues related to the requirements stipulated by the GFF, so that further delays or miscommunication would not occur.Teams have been drawn from Georgetown, Linden, Berbice, West and East Bank Demerara and East Coast Demerara, and prize monies in excess of $1million will be up for grabs.He disclosed that thirty-two of the best teams in the country have been assembled, including defending champions West Front Road’s Gold is Money and beaten finalist Future Stars.Among the other teams making the shortlist are: Sparta Boss, Bent Street, Leopold Street and most of the zone champions of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Competition.In opening night action, Rhythm Stars (Mocha) tackle recently-crowned Berbice Guinness champions Trafalgar, and this encounter will be followed by the clash between Agricola and Broad Street.Kingston then square off against Swag Entertainment out of Linden, before NK Ballers take on Sophia.In the final game of the night, Leopold Street play host to Melanie Damishana of East Coast Demerara.The fixtures for the next two playing days are seen below.On Thursday, July 12, Buxton Diamond engage West Demerara Showstoppers, while the young Uprising team from the East Coast go up against Linden’s Silver Bullets.ESPN then collide with East Coast BV, before Ann’s Grove and North East La Penitence take to the court.The rejuvenated Tiger Bay unit then faces California Square, before Sparta Boss and Tucville bring the curtains down on the evening’s activities.On Saturday, July 14, Albouystown and Upsetters get things going, before Future Stars and Alpha Warriors square off.Back Circle then tackle Kitty Hustlers, before Linden’s Dave & Celena All Stars go up against Bent Street.The reigning champs, West Front Road, then close the night with a clash against Alexander Village.Suggested photo: Action.last_img read more