The Government of Guyana recently announced their alliance with the STAG Elite League, following a meeting between Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President Wayne Forde, first Vice President Brigadier (rtd) Jullian Bruce Lovell and Minister of State Joseph Harmon.
It was during the meeting, held at the Ministry of the Presidency, that Harmon, a long time lover of the game, stated that the Government of Guyana will sponsor the league’s first place prize of $4M.
The first part of the league (Genesis) will conclude on Sunday at the Leonora Stadium, when Slingerz FC come up against rivals Alpha United where the winner between the two will pocket the Government’s contribution while the loser takes home $2M.
In the third place play-off, Pele FC who was beaten by Alpha United in the semi-final (3 – 1), faces Fruta Conquerors (who lost 2 – 0 to Slingerz).
According to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, Minister Harmon pledged the government’s commitment to supporting the work of the GFF.
The GFF President outlined to the Minister, his plans to erase lawless practices from the football fraternity in Guyana and restoring the game to its former glory.
Forde lauded Minister’s Harmon intervention and added that the GFF will be working closely with the Government of Guyana to aid in the development of the game.