5-a-side football set to light Marriott beach front ablaze

first_imgBeing deemed one of the biggest football tournaments to hit the Marriott beach front under the theme “Bragging Rights 5-a-side Football”, popular promoter Marlon Jacobs, aka “Freedom Boss”, has stated that all systems are in place as the tournament is set to commence today.Promoter Marlon Jacobs, aka “Freedom Boss”Speaking with Guyana Times Sport, Jacobs stated that registration has been officially closed, and he was excited because some of the top teams from around Guyana are competing for a chance at $500,000.He further went on to confirm that 18 teams have been confirmed for the tournament such as Diamond, Uprising, Silver Stars Berbice, Avocado, Sparta Boss, Back Circle, Leopold Street, Gold Is Money, North East, Tiger Bay, Kingston, Swag Ent (Linden), Dave & Celina (Linden), BV, Future Stars and Agricola Warriors.When asked how he felt as today is officially the day when the first ball kicks off, Jacobs responded, “I feel like this tournament will be the biggest tournament to hit Guyana based on the tickets sales and the tremendous feedback from participating teams and from their fans. Also, everyone is excited to see who will win and come out victorious, since the competing teams are no stranger to each other and have not played with out-of-town teams lately,” he declared.Jacobs said, “The sponsors have played a vital role in the tournament getting to where it is right now, especially the National Sports Commission (NSC), who is very happy to welcome such a competitive and fun tournament, and Stag also is excited since they haven’t had a football tournament of such magnitude in Guyana.”In closing, Jacobs stated that his intention was to make “Bragging Rights” an annual event which footballers from across the country can look forward to. Based on the success of this year’s competition, they are looking to raise the stakes next year. Football is not the only sport that Jacobs plans to promote as he views sports as an area that he can definitely boost, with cricket and basketball among the possibilities.The tournament begins at 18:00h and concludes at 22:00h and will be followed by the after-party that will conclude at 02:00h. (Timothy Jaikarran)last_img read more