After a meeting last night at the MCC Grounds with 11 of 12 participating teams in the Belize City Mayor’s Cup competition, tournament coordinator Ken Vasquez has informed us that the games will resume this weekend, after last weekend’s Week 2 games had been postponed “due to past conditions of the field and issues with security due to the celebrations.” One more development coming out of last night’s meeting is that Kephawn’s Pawn Shop FC, one of the Yabra based teams, “has chosen to withdraw from the tournament.. due to difference of views.” Also, Ladyville United has replaced Port Loyola FC which had not fielded a team so far in the tournament. The tournament is scheduled to continue with the 11 teams now remaining, which means that one team will have to be idle each weekend.
Fans and this corner are speculating that, with the Kephawn FC players now available, it is likely that the other teams remaining in the competition may consider utilizing some of the better players from Kephawn to strengthen their roster. Tournament coordinator Ken Vasquez said today that he sees no problem with that, as long as they are properly registered.
Upcoming weekend schedule:
Thursday, September 19
7:30 p.m. – Ebony Lake vs Complex Admirals
Friday, September 20
7:00 p.m. – Kulture Yabra vs Third World FC
9:00 p.m. – Fort George United vs Ladyville United
Sunday, September 21
4:00 p.m. – Old Road Arsenal vs West Lake
6:00 p.m. – Tulish FC vs Caye Caulker Tsunami
(Hattieville United is idle this weekend.)