CORPORATE giant, Ansa McAl, officially presented the prize monies for the top four finishers yesterday for the recently-concluded 592 Beer Community Cup Football Festival.
The presentation was held at the company’s Beterverwagting (BV) headquarters. Friendship secured the top prize of $500,000 and the championship trophy, after defeating Golden Grove 1-0 on January 1st.
Golden Grove walked away with $200,000 and a trophy. Third place finisher, BV, pocketed $150,000 and a trophy, while fourth place unit, Paradise, copped $100,000 and the respective accolade.
On the individual side, teammates Dillon Wright and Shawn Adonis of Friendship, were adjudged as the event’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Best Goalkeeper respectively.
Tournament coordinator, Eon Havercome, during brief remarks, stated that the tournament was an overhead success, noting that the finale was bigger than expected, which indicated that football within the East Coast Demerara region is still vibrant.
He added that the genesis of the tournament was to provide the avenue for players to showcase their abilities, adding that without the support of the teams, communities and sponsors, the event would not have translated into a successful venture.
Meanwhile, 592 Brand Manager Seweon McGarrell declared that he is proud and pleased with the overall quality of the tournament, adding that the company is committed to the staging of the event for the foreseeable future. He further thanked the respective participants for their contribution in making the tournament a success.
Okeemie Edwards, captain of the victorious Friendship unit said, “It was a great tournament which was very competitive. It is a very good start to the 592 Brand on the East Coast of Demerara and we hope that the tournament continues for years and gets bigger and better.”
Triston Freeman, Brand Manager of Rush Energy Drink, stated the brand is committed to supporting the development of sports especially football at the community and street levels.