STAG Nations Cup 2016/17 Presentation Western Tigers cart off $2M as top four clubs rewarded

STAG Nations Cup 2016/17 Presentation Western Tigers cart off $2M as top four clubs rewarded

first_imgCASH prizes and trophies totalling over $4M were yesterday morning handed out to the top four clubs and outstanding individuals emerging from the 2016/17 edition of the STAG Nations Cup knock-out competition, which had involved clubs from five of the Guyana Football Federation affiliates.Making a clean sweep of the top four spots was the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) which saw Western Tigers win the top prize of $2M along with the Most Valuable Player and Best Goalkeeper accolades which went to Phillip Rowley and Troy Carrington, respectively.Santos FC who lost the final 0-3 walked away with $1M, the Guyana Police Force Football Club received $500 000 as the third-place winners, while club member Quincy Holder ended as the Highest Goalscorer with … goals and was duly recognised. Riddim Squad who lost the third-place match-up 1-2 collected $300 000.Handing over the prizes was Ansa McAl’s STAG Brand Assistant Keon Persaud, who congratulated the teams for their efforts during the competition which also comprised teams from Berbice, East Demerara, East Bank and West Demerara.Western Tigers head coach Calvin Allen, in receiving the champions’ cheque credited the team’s win to hard work and team spirit.“I think that Western Tigers always are a talented bunch of players, more so young players and with the blend of Phillip Rowley, Ryan Adolph and the other senior guys around, it is just about getting the group to work together and a bit harder. I think they were a bit relaxed and took things for granted but are now working hard.”Allen, who took over the head technical position at the club last July, noted that they players worked very hard each session, day in, day out.“There are a few things that we have implemented that have probably changed the fortunes of the team and the administration of the club has been doing a great job also.”Allen further stated that the club now boasts a revamped and structured youth programme.“So far I think we have done a marvellous job. We’ve got about 50 to 60 youngsters coming out to the ground on any given day and the female programme we’ve focused a lot on.“We have females from the age of five/six to about 15 years old. So it’s a very young female group and we are hoping to mould them into a very strong and competitive group and hopefully a good group for Guyana.”last_img

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