… Semi-finals on this weekend
THE third annual Magnum Mash Futsal competition, which continues this weekend with semi-final action, received a major boost yesterday when MVP Sports agreed to sponsor the third place cash incentive.
Ian Ramdeo, Managing Director of the Sportswear Store located in the Giftland Mall, presented the $200 000 prize to organisers Esan Griffith and Edison Jefford at a simple ceremony.
Both organisers expressed appreciation to Ramdeo and his entity for supporting the community-based competition, which is now down to its final four teams.
Ramdeo, whose company has been an active partner in several local sport organisations and events, said he is committed to ensuring sports men and women have an opportunity to showcase their skills in a competitive environment.
“We look forward to continuing this support. We are very happy to see different tournaments, different settings for our local athletes happening, so that they can continue to train and practise. Practising is one thing, but playing games is actually a big part of the development of any sport; so this is good,” Ramdeo said.
“We would like to thank our customers; without their support, we would not be able to support sports and athletes in Guyana.”
The final four teams would go head-to-head on Saturday from 20:00hrs at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, with the main aim of qualifying for the grand final and staying in the hunt for the $600 000 first prize.
Still in with a chance of being crowned 2020 champions are Bent Street, Rio All-Stars, Kingston and Leopold Street. Two exhibition games would be played before Rio All-Stars confront Leopold Street and Bent Street face up to Kingston in the feature clash.
The runners-up of the tournament will pocket $400 000, while third-placers will collect $200 000 and fourth-placers $100 000 along with trophies.