Sports — 03 February 2012
The first competition of the newly formed Premier League of Belize, the “Top League” of the Football Federation of Belize, kicks off this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, February 4-5, with all 12 clubs seeing action. The League is divided into two zones, North (N) and South (S), with 6 teams each. According to the competition format, teams in each zone will play a double round-robin, after which the top two teams from each zone will advance to the 4-team playoffs, set to commence on April 15.
North Zone teams and their respective home venues are: F.C. Belize (MCC Grounds), Juventus (People’s Stadium), Belize Defence Force (Norman Broaster Stadium), World FC (Norman Broaster Stadium), San Felipe Barcelona (People’s Stadium), and San Pedro Seadogs (MCC Grounds).
South Zone teams are: Police United FC (MCC Grounds), Hankook Verdes (Marshalleck Stadium), Paradise/Freedom Fighters (Toledo Union Field), Placencia Assassin (Placencia Football Field), Belmopan Bandits (Isidoro Beaton Stadium), San Ignacio United (Norman Broaster Stadium).
Noteworthy is the fact that there will be no Premier League home game for fans at the Carl Ramos Stadium in Dangriga.
Premier League Week 1 schedule:
Saturday, February 4
7:30 p.m. – (S) Police United vs Placencia Assassin – MCC Grounds
Sunday, February 5
4:00 p.m. – (N) F.C. Belize vs World FC – MCC Grounds
4:00 p.m. – (N) Juventus vs San Felipe Barcelona – People’s Stadium
4:00 p.m. – (N) Belize Defence Force vs San Pedro Seadogs – Norman Broaster Stadium
4:00 p.m. – (S) Hankook Verdes vs Belmopan Bandits – Marshalleck Stadium
4:00 p.m. – (S) Paradise/Freedom Fighters vs San Ignacio United – Toledo Union Field