Elite League set to resume Sunday

The third season of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) ‘Elite League’ is set to resume on Sunday.

The league, which has faced severe criticism due to its failure to generate revenue and excitement, was initially scheduled to resume on Friday.

The much-hyped tournament, has hemorrhaged in excess of 30 million dollars in its opening two seasons and was halted last December to facilitate the commencement of the federation’s year-end football classic.

Presently the GFF owes millions of dollars to several clubs for ground rentals, player insurance issues, transportation fees and match-day stipends [for the opening two rounds of season three].

Similarly, the federation has failed to pay the prize monies for the ‘Big Four’ Championship which ended on November 12th 2017 as well as their Year-end Championship, which concluded on January 1st 2018.

Tucville giant Fruta Conquerors is owed $1,500,000 for winning the ‘Big Four’ Championship, while ‘Elite League’ champion, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is awaiting the second place package of $700,000.

On the other hand, East Coast Demerara giants Buxton United and Victoria Kings are owed $500,000 and $300,000 each for finishing third and fourth respectively.

The GDF is owed $2,000,000 after defeating Grove Hi-Tech by a 2-0 score to secure the Yearend Championship. The East Bank Demerara unit is owed $1,000,000 for finishing as the runner-up.

Similarly, Fruta Conquerors and Milerock are owed $500,000 and $250,000 apiece for finishing in the third and fourth positions respectively.

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