Despite being at odds with the Guyana Football Federation, the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) is kicking off its super league tournament on Sunday.
According to a GFA official, the competition will feature seven affiliated teams, including those that had been out of the limelight for some time: Blackpearl, Flamingo, Beacon, Charlestown, Renaissance, UG and Police.
GFA Vice-President with responsibility for administration, Ivor Thompson, said those teams had and still have talented players who need to be given the opportunity to shine once again. He noted that the Guyana Police Force team had not played competitively for several years after being relegated. There have been reports that they are in the process of building a new team comprising serving members of the force.
Other teams expected to compete in the tournament are Alpha United, Santos, Fruta Conquerors, Sunburst Campton, Pele and Western Tigers. Since the previous administration headed by Troy Mendonca demitted office two years ago no tournaments have been held.
The GFF had asked that administration to cease operations and it had assumed the leadership. However, even with an interim body in place, headed by former President of Western Tigers, Gordon Gilhuys, it was unable to garner sponsorship for tournaments, except for a Futsal competition.
Sunday’s match will open with Fruta Conquerors and Sunburst Campton. Thompson said more details about the tourney will be publicised tomorrow at a joint press briefing with sponsor Banks DIH at Thirst Park.