Sport

Holy Family triumph at inaugural KSAFA U10 tourney

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS
Observer writer

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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A bold move by Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), in association with Guardian Life Limited, into football development at the cradle age stage created impact on the sport at the inaugural two-day Under-10 tournament in St Andrew last weekend.

The kiddies' tournament was conducted at the Football Factory, off Shortwood Road, with 18 teams taking part in groups of four with six players to each team. Each match was played with 10-minute halves and a five-minute break.

Guardian Life, who embraced the venture with open arms, sponsored the tournament for a sum of $1,000,000. Overall winning team pocketing a sum of $70,000. Second placed walked away with $60,000; third place $50,000, and fourth place $40,000. Zone winners also received the sum of $9,000 each.

Holy Family Primary and Liguanea United FC reached the final in contrasting styles as Liguanea United easily defeating Tivoli 2-0 in one semi-final. Holy Family, on the other hand, had to come from a goal down to equalise before going on to win the tie 3-2 on penalties.

Holy Family Primary emerged one of the stand-performing teams in the tournament and went on to register the first lien on the Guardian Life/KSAFA Trophy by defeating Liguanea United FC 2-1 in the final, with first-half goals from nine-year-old Zaire Douse. Tarik Livermore replied with a consolation goal for Liguanea United.

Young Douse emerged a major talent from the tournament by topping the goal-scoring chart with nine goals. He also took home the MVP award.

WINNERs

Zone A — Holy Family

Zone B — Norbrook Strikers

Zone C — Liguanea United FC

Zone D — Maxfield Park FC

4th Place — Tivoli Gardens FC

3rd Place — Norbrook Strikers 2nd Place — Liguanea United

1st Place — Holy Family

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