Banks DIH Limited were officially presented with their prizes yesterday for winning the inaugural Banks Beer Inter-Corporation/Ministry Futsal Championship at a simple presentation ceremony held at the entity’s Sports Bar in Thirst Park.
Banks DIH Limited walked away with the title after defeating the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by a 8-5 score line in the finale. For their efforts, the beverage conglomerate was presented with $200,000 and the championship trophy.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs walked away with $150,000 and the second place trophy.
In the third place position, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure collected $100,000 and the corresponding trophy while the Ministry of Public Health received $50,000 and the respective accolade.
Banks Beer Brand Manager Brian Cho-Hen congratulated both the winning and losing teams, declaring that the tournament illustrates the company’s commitment to the development of sport in the country.
He further thanked the organizer for putting on a well-coordinated programme, noting that the company is looking forward to the next edition and for the fans to come out and make the tourney even better than the inaugural edition.
Finance Controller of New GPC Duane Lovell congratulated Banks DIH for winning the event while stating that the company was proud to be associated with the tourney. He further said his company will be placing its emphasis on securing the title in the next edition.
Tourney Co-Coordinator Esan Griffith thanked the sponsors for coming on board, noting that without the competing teams the tournament would not have been such a spectacle.
According to Griffith, the media and the fans must also be commended for their input in the tourney, noting that without their contributions, the inaugural event would not have been as successful.
In the individual section of the presentation, Seon McKenzie of Banks DIH was crowned the most valuable player while Delroy Dean of the Ministry of Public Health was crowned the Highest Goal Scorer with 14 goal conversions.
Winning the Best Goal Keeper award was Romel Legall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The other major sponsors of the event included the Ministry of Tourism, Trophy Stall, Midtown Café and the Guyana Football Federation.