BELIZE CITY, Dec. 22, 2019– The CYDP Peace Cup 2019-2020 Opening Season 1st Division tournament concluded yesterday at the MCC Grounds, where FC Elite emerged as champions.
In the opener for 3rd place, Lake-I FC defeated Starz Academy, 2-1, with goals from Francis “Frys” Arana (12’) and Wilfred Fisher (23’), while Starz’ goal was by Jovaun Ramos (57’).
In the championship game, Marlon Gutierrez struck twice (3’ & 71’) to give FC Elite the 2-1 victory over defending champion Barrack Road FC, whose only goal was by Harold Thompson (67’).
Marlon Gutierrez was crowned MVP of the championship.
Medals, trophies, cash prizes and individual awards were issued after the championship game. (1st prize – $5,000.00; 2nd $3,000.00; 3rd $2,000.00)
Other individual award winners were: Best Goalkeeper – Alvin Mangandi (FC Elite); Best Defender – Harland Casanova (Caesar Ridge FC); Best Midfielder – Quince Briceno (Barrack Road FC); Best Forward – Emmanuel Eiley (Caye Caulker Avengers FC); Most Goals – Trayvon Martinez (Ebony Lake FC); Best Coach – Wayne Young (FC Elite); Best Manager – Benito Juarez (FC Elite); Most Disciplined Team – Starz Academy; MVP – Marlon Gutierrez (FC Elite).
(Amandala Sports Ed. Note: The CYDP Peace Cup has been endorsed by the Belize District Football Association – BDFA as its 1st Division Tournament for the last few seasons.)
Feature photo: MVP – Marlon Gutierrez of FC Elite