Former stars line up for Barita masters football festival

December 10, 2016
Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore Whitmore is presented with the sponsor's cheque for the fifth staging of the Barita Masters Invitational Football Festival. Making the presentation are Barita Branch Manager Genieve Harty (left) and Nadine Falconer, operations and client officer, Barita (at right).

Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore leads a star-studded field of former national players down to take part in the Barita sponsored Drax Hall Masters Invitational Football Festival on Sunday, December 18.

Whitmore He will be joined by the likes of Norman Foster, Hector Wright and Warren Barrett.

Teams taking part include, Portland Masters, Los Perfectos, St.Ann Masters, Kingston Commissioners, Harbour View and title holders Violet Tourers of Montego Bay.

Violet Tourers won the title on penalty kick last year courtesy of a 3-2 win over Browns Town in the final, after the teams played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in regulation and extra time.

And while Violet Tourers boast the bulk of former national players, the other clubs also have their compliment of stars in their side.

Byron Earle, Kevin O'Sang, Donald Stewart and Christopher Powell will also be on show.

The competition is being titled sponsored by Barita to the tune of $100,000. Associate sponsors include Clinicare Pharmacy, Smoke Marlin Restaurant, UG's Cellular and Selbys Transport.

St. Ann Masters, Harbour View and Los Perfectos will pay out of Zone A., while defending champions Violet Tourers are joined by Portland Masters and Kingston Commissioners in Zone B.

The winners of each zone and the runners-up will advance to the semi-finals, where the winners will meet to decide the champions.

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