|Scotiabank win CariFin Football title |
Friday, May 19 2017
ONLOOKERS and spectators had a treat at the CariFin Games football tournament at the Republic Bank Sports Club in Barataria on Saturday, which saw Scotiabank emerge victorious.
Two tournaments were carded on this day (cricket and football), but rain forced the cricket tournament to be cancelled.
Scotiabank’s journey to winning the football tournament was not an easy one. On the way, they claimed victories over Central Bank, First Citizens and Guardian Group; but suffered losses to ANSA Financial Services and walked away with draws against Republic Bank and Unit Trust.
Scotiabank got 11 points during the preliminary stage, before defeating First Citizens 1-0 in the final. Unit Trust finished third, followed by ANSA Financial Services and Guardian Group. Republic Bank and Central Bank were sixth and seventh respectively.
“Today was a long day, but once again the strength and spirit of a Scotiabanker came through and we were able to bring forth the victory in the finals,” said Scotiabank’s excited captain Ayinde Fraser.
On a day when the conditions were wet and slippery because of the early morning rain, strength, persistence and focus were definitely pre-requisites to prevailing and excelling at the competition.
Scotiabank’s Ravi Persad performed exceptionally, finding the net four times to lead his side to victory. The First Citizen’s duo of James Brown and Kevon Durham, scored four goals each to assist the green machine in holding on to second place.
The competition was played on a hockey-sized field with two games being played simultaneously. However, because of the weather, the referees were forced to decrease the playing time for each game from 15 minutes to 10 minutes, to allow for the completion of the games.