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Exciting start expected for LIME Street Football Challenge

Saturday, March 22, 2014    

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AS anticipation builds for the kick-off of the inaugural LIME Street Football Challenge, the telecoms company is promising that the competition will live up to expectation.

The Portmore and St Catherine Parish Challenge will take place today and tomorrow, respectively.

Stephen Miller, Sponsorship and Events Manager at LIME, disclosed that in addition to the pulsating competition, an exciting entertainment package is in store for football fans at each parish game.

"We have already confirmed two of Jamaica's best DJs — Megatron and Supa Hype as resident DJs for the duration of the competition, while for the Portmore and St Catherine Challenge, we will have ZJ Ice and ZJ Wah Wah providing musical entertainment as guest DJs " Miller highlighted.

LIME prizes and other surprises are also planned.

"Football has never been presented like this in Jamaica before, and patrons can certainly expect a fast-paced and exciting event come this weekend. The LIME Street Football Challenge will also capture the authentic energy and vibrancy of roadside scrimmage," he added.

Last weekend, LIME received over 100 entries from hopeful teams in the parish of St Catherine. With Portmore being treated as a parish, 16 teams will do battle at the Portmore Heart Academy, while the competition for the remaining 16 — representing the rest of St Catherine — will be held at the Prison Oval in Spanish Town.

LIME will be offering successful teams a share of $2.5 million in cash. The overall national champion will receive the ultimate grand prize of an all-expense paid trip to compete in the Guinness Regional Street Football Challenge scheduled for June 2014 in Trinidad.

The LIME Street Football Challenge will move on to Clarendon and Manchester next Saturday and Sunday, respectively. All parish challenges begin at 10:00 am, and admission is free to the public.

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