THE Georgetown Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship culminated on Saturday night at the Durban Park Tarmac with defending champions, Gold is Money, retaining their title and winning $500,000 in front of a capacity crowd as Albouystown-B failed to dethrone the back to back Georgetown champions.Action between Gold is Money (white bibs) and Albouystown-B in the Georgetown Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship.Jermin ‘Pankie’ Junor’s fifth-minute tap-in was all Gold is Money required as they held Albouystown scoreless; Gold is Money’s defence withstood the stern challenge of negating Albouystown’s attacking Lennox Cort, keeping a third consecutive clean sheet on the night.Earlier, regulation time and extra time failed to separate Sophia and Broad Street in the third-place playoff as both periods of play ended goalless, however, Sophia held their nerveto win 1-0 from the penalty spot on sudden death penalties.Meanwhile, Leopold Street defeated Sparta Boss 2-0 in the Plate final to grab $60,000. En route to that final, Leopold Street beat Tiger Bay 5-0 while Sparta required extra time to get past Back Circle with a 2-1 victory.With their win, Gold is Money pocketed $500,000 along with a trophy while Albouystown-B settled for $300,000 and a trophy. Third place finishers, Sophia, got $200,000 plus a trophy while fourth placed Broad Street copped $100,000.NSC Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, hands over the winner’s trophy to Gold is Money’s Hubert Pedro as Guinness Brand Manager, Lee Baptiste (extreme right) and other players look on.All six teams have also earned berths to the National Championship which is slated for August 9th and 10th at the Durban Park Tarmac.Beacon and Police from Bartica, High Rollers from Linden, Brothers United along with Showstoppers, Ballers Empire and Up Top Bosses from West Coast Demerara, Melanie-B and Paradise-A from East Coast, Tralfagar from Berbice and Gold is Money, Broad Street, Sophia, Albouystown-B, Leopold Street and Sparta Boss will be in action on Friday and Saturday nights when the National Playoffs kick off.
The seventh International Football Tour ” Piksi Cup Jahorina” will be held from 22nd to 25th August in Jahorina.The tournament will be attended by 184 teams with about 1.000 young football players from Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Romania.(Source: Fena)
Following Jack Wilshere’s revelation he will leave his boyhood club this summer, central midfield is an area which will be strengthened by Emery.A move for Lucas Torreira is on the verge of completion and now Sevilla man Banega has emerged as a strong possibility too.With his release clause reportedly set at a reasonably modest £17.5 million, the 29-year-old represents good value for money and Emery knows all about him having managed him in Spain. Unai Emery and Ever Banega worked together in the past at Sevilla 2 Banega in action for Argentina at the World Cup in Russia 2 Now ABC de Sevilla has reported that Banega’s agent Marcelo Simonian is set to hold talks with Arsenal about a switch to north London.The midfielder, who is currently away with Argentina at the World Cup, made 31 La Liga appearances for Sevilla last term, scoring three goals.Despite the low price being offered, Gunners fans have taken to Twitter in the past week to complain about their potential new signing, with many believing the money can be better spent elsewhere. The agent of Arsenal target Ever Banega is due in London this week to discuss a possible £17.5 million switch to the Gunners.According to reports in Spain, manager Unai Emery is keen to add the Argentinean to his new-look squad as quickly as possible.