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$80,000 for winner of First Citizens Cup

JOE PUBLIC’s absence from the 2011-2012 Digicel Pro League will result in new champions for this season’s First Citizens Cup.

Another pair of absentee clubs, Defence Force and Police mean that there will only be six teams for this year’s contest.

Defence Force and Police players are still involved in the nationwide state of emergency and both teams did not feature in last weekend’s opening phase of the Pro League season.

But W Connection, the six-time champs and San Juan Jabloteh will be involved, as well as North East Stars, St Ann’s Rangers, Caledonia AIA and debutants TTEC.

Pro League’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dexter Skeene pointed out at yesterday’s launch, at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo that the winner will be entitled to a $80,000 jackpot while the runners-up will collect $20,000.

The quarter-final phase will be a round-robin affair, with two groups of three, and matches will be staged tomorrow, September 20 and September 23, while the semi-final will be held on September 30 and the final on October 14.

TTEC, Rangers and Jabloteh will battle in Group “A” while Connection, Caledonia and North East will square off in Group “B”.

Tomorrow’s matches will feature TTEC against Rangers and Connection versus AIA; the fixtures on September 20 will be TTEC against Jabloteh and Connection versus North East and, on September 23, Rangers will oppose Jabloteh and Caledonia will square off against North East.

All the games in this tournament will be staged at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, with the double-headers scheduled for 5 and 7 pm, while the final will kick off at 7pm.

In his address to the gathering, First Citizens’ Chief Information Officer Warren Sookdar revealed, “this year marks a decade since First Citizens first hosted this competition and indeed we are proud to be part of a League that has and continues to develop the raw talent of our nation’s youth.”

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