ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Ghetto City are the new champions of the Guinness Street Football Challenge competition. They emerged winners by beating Sap in the final match on Friday at JSC Sports Complex.
Ghetto City, from Gray’s Farm’s West Zone walked with the grand prize of $10,000 and a trip to Guyana.
The runners-up, Sap, received $2,000.
Last year’s winners, PV Panthers, were knocked out in the first match in the eight-team quarter-finals.
Forty-four teams started the competition on May 24 in a zonal round robin format divided into zones playing on basketball courts around the island including Parham, All Saints, Gray’s Farm, Fort Road, Liberta, Ottos, and the JSC Sports Complex.
The Ghetto City team will leave the country on Wednesday, June 20 for Guyana where they will represent Antigua & Barbuda in the six-team regional tournament from June 20 to 25.
The other teams are Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, and hosts Guyana.
The winner of the regional competition will receive a cash prize of US $4,000, and will have a Guinness Street Football Court built in their community compliments of Guinness.
The Ghetto City team comprises Milton Byfield (captain), Kenya Marcel, Lyndon Lawrence, Shakimba Williams, Akeem George, Jomo Andrew, Omar Henry and Kareem Benjamin.
The manager is Debra Lightfoot, while the coach is Danja Whyte.