GFA’s STAG Premier League put on hold to facilitate GFF’s Elite League launch


THE Georgetown Football Association’s (GFA) STAG Premier League has been put on hold to facilitate the launch of the Guyana Football Association’s (GFF) Elite League which will commence on Sunday.
The GFA’s Premier League has completed four rounds of competition with another 14 rounds remaining.

According to tournament coordinator `English Parris’, the tournament is scheduled to conclude during the month of May next year, but this will depend on the GFF’s Elite League fixture from now to then.
At the moment, after four of the 18 rounds, of competition, Police lead the points standings with 12 from four consecutive victories, scoring 15 goals and conceding a mere three for a goal difference of plus 12.

Not to be outdone, Camptown and Santos both have nine points from four matches each, and they both won three matches and lost one each, with Santos scoring seven goals and conceding two for a plus five goal difference. Camptown on the other hand scored six goals and conceded four for a goal difference of plus two.

Riddim Squad also have nine points from four matches. The team won three matches, scoring seven goals in the process, but conceding a similar number of goals.
The leading goalscorer in the competition is Police’s Rawle Haynes with five goals to his name and is closely followed by Santos’ William Europe with four.

Haynes netted a brace in Police’s 3-0 win against Flamingo in a round two fixture and another double his team’s 3-0 win versus Black Pearl in a third round match. His fifth goal was a 27th minute strike on Police’s 5-2 win against Beacons in a fourth-round fixture.
Europe, on the other hand, bagged a brace in Santos’ 3-0 first-round fixture versus Northern Rangers, a 55th minute goal in his team’s 2-0 win against Pele in a round two match and a 67th minute strike in Santos’ 2-1 win against Camptown in a fourth-round fixture.