The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) National Premier League will recommence today with eight matches at four different venues across the nation.
The feature fixture of the day will be a clash between second placed BK Western Tigers and third place Guyana Defence Force (GDF) at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC), Bourda in a promises to be a mouth watering showdown from 20:00hrs.
Brimming with confidence following their high profile signing of Alpha United hitman Anthony Abrams, the West Ruimveldt outfit will look to the trio of Hubert Pedro, Stellon David and fellow recruit Marvin Joseph to work in tandem with the prolific forward when opening whistle sounds.
However, the army outfit will be up for the impending challenge and will look to their dangerous quartet of Eusi Philips, Delroy Fraser, Desford Williams and new signing William Europe to power them to victory when the action commences.
Denzil Thompson, coach of the army outfit during a pre-match comment said:”We have been working on the four pillars of football which is the technical, tactical, psychological and physical aspects over the last two weeks.”
He added:“On the first day of training we did aerobic capacity training which we is technical training with the ball and endurance without the ball all in one session. This is to test the technical ability to see how much they would have lost in the six week transition period and to observe the endurance level.
“I don’t underrate any opponents, I never did. Beginning from tomorrow, it’s going to be tough game. All seven games will be tough and we have to win. We would also create history for ourselves by winning all seven which we have never done,” added Thompson.
The second matchup of the triple header at 18:00hrs will witness 11th positioned Santos FC led by the trio of Glenorvan Edmonds, Michael Pedro and Anthony Abrams battling the ever improving eight placed Mahaica Determinators and their duo of Azuma Roberts and Terry Caesar.
In the opening fixture at 16:00hrs, sixth positioned Den Amstel will engage ninth placed Milerock.
At the No.#5 ground in West Coast of Berbice, fifth placed Rosignol United will oppose 13th placed Riddim Squad in the feature contest at 20:00hrs and cellar occupants Young Achievers will tackle seventh positioned New Amsterdam United in the opening matchup at 18:00hrs.
Over at the Buxton Community ground on the East Coast of Demerara, home side and fourth positioned side Buxton United will lock horns with 12th placed Grove Hi-Tech from 15:30hrs.
In the opening affair at 13:30hrs, 10th positioned Beterverwagting (BV)/Triumph United will battle 14th placed Winners Connection in the earlier fixture at 13:30hrs.
The fixture slated for Linden at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground between league leaders Alpha United and 15th placed Silver Shattas has been rescheduled for Friday 7th due to unavailability of the venue.
The matchup will be hosted at the GFC ground from 20:00hrs. Similarly being replayed will be the first round matchup between BV/Triumph United and Riddim Squad at 18:00hrs at the same venue.
The complete Point Standings are as follows