Showstoppers, Brothers United set for thrilling final

Flash-back- Scenes from the earlier action in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ West Demerara/East Bank Demerara Championship at the Pouderoyen Tarmac.

All systems are in place for a thrilling final between three time defending champion Showstoppers and first time finalist Brothers United in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ West Demerara/East Bank Demerara Championship tomorrow at the Pouderoyen Tarmac.

According to the tournament coordinator, Travis ‘Zoti’ Bess, “Everything is a go for Friday night. All systems are in place and the preparation is perfect for an exciting night that will be unforgettable.”

He added: “The fans can expect a thrilling and packed night of football, which stars with the Guinness Plate finale between ESPN and West Side Ballers. This will be followed by the third place clash between Up-Top-Bosses and Ballers Empire before the main attraction.

“We have a first time finalist in Brothers United and we all know the quality of Showstoppers, it’s their fifth consecutive appearance in the finale so we expect a very competitive encounter.”

Unbeaten Showstoppers sealed their first consecutive appearance in the championship match, edging Up-Top-Bosses 1-0 in the semi-final round.

On the other hand, Brothers United, who suffered their only defeat in the group round to ESPN, squeaked past emerging force Ballers Empire 2-1 on penalty kicks, after regulation and extra time ended 2-2 in the second semi-final.

Meanwhile, the two losing semi-finalist will face-off in the traditional third place matchup prior to the final.

Also, ESPN, last year’s losing finalist will face-off with inaugural champion West Side Ballers in the Guinness Plate Championship. The winner will walk away with $60,000.  

Winner of the event will collect $500,000 and a trophy, while the runner-up will receive $250,000 and the corresponding accolade.

On the other hand, the third and fourth place teams will pocket $200,000 and $100,000 respectively and a trophy. The winner of the Guinness Plate Championship will collect $60,000. The tournament is also sponsored by Colours Boutique, supplier of the team uniforms and balls.

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