New KFC Goodwill football champions to be crowned tonight

first_imgWHEN the dust settles this evening, new KFC Goodwill football champions will be crowned. From 19:00hrs, Lodge Secondary, champions of the GUYOIL Tradewind Tankers Football tournament will have a chance to double their money when they clash with Annai in the final.The venue is the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.Defending champions Shiva Hindu Boys College can only hope for third place as they battle Waramadong from 17:00hrs.But for the finalists, glory awaits.Lodge are riding high, having done something no other local team have done by beating the touring Trinidad Shiva team.Albeit that a goal wasn’t scored in regulation or extra time, the Lodge side will be comfortable knowing that they held off the attacks of the Trinidad side, who ran so many teams ragged over the duration of the tournament.Lodge won the semi-final 3-0 on penalties thanks to some expert goal-keeping.No doubt this staunch bit of defending will be Lodge’s game plan heading into tonight’s final, but don’t think for a second that they aren’t good offensively.Dorwin George has four goals in the three games played thus far and will be looking to increase that tally.On the other side, Annai have been known to produce some high-scoring games heavily favouring the offensive side of the game. With players like Amir Robertson, Junior Rodrigues and Italo Benjamin among others, they have the attacking prowess to get the job done.Their 2-1 win over Waramadong DC Caesar Fox (Waramadong) Secondary was a thrilling encounter for those in attendanceVito Cambridge opened things up for the eventual winners just as the whistle went to start the half, setting the tone early.Ovid Andrews responded in the ninth minute to bring things level and from there, the match was on.It wouldn’t be until Raul Sway’s 65th minute goal that a decider was found.Still, today’s third-place playoff means that Waramadong have a chance at redemption when that match gets going at 19:00hrs.last_img