Georgetown Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship| Gold is Money retain title with ease, Sophia cop third place

first_imgTHE 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.last_img read more

Weah Watches as Liberia Lose 3-1 to Congo

first_imgThe two sides meet again in Monrovia on Tuesday.DR Congo and Zimbabwe are the other two teams in Group G and they play on Friday in Kinshasa and then on Tuesday in Harare, both nations have four points from their opening two games.Weah watched on as Merveil Ndockyt converted a cross on 15 minutes to give the hosts the lead at half-time in Brazzaville.Norway-based Sam Johnson levelled two minutes after the break with a powerful shot that was warmly applauded by Weah who played for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan.However, Congo’s win was sealed with goals from two Princes – Ibara headed home after 62 minutes and Oniangue in the final minute of the game.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liberia’s President George Weah watched on as his country’s national team lost 3-1 to hosts Congo in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.The former world footballer of the year, played in an international friendly for Liberia in September.It was a first win in Group G for the Red Devils and lifts them to four points, leaving Liberia bottom of the pool with 1 point after three matches.last_img read more