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Banks DIH GFA Cup, Kashif and Shanghai Tournament kicks off same day – 17th Dec 2012

Sunday, Dec 16th, was a day like no other for football fans. To the right was the Kashif and Shanghai Tournament and to the left the GFA Banks DIH Cup, at the GCC Ground Bourda, both with their official opening ceremonies on the same day. All that separated them other than the fence was the rain; But football fans braved the rain and controversy to turn out in their numbers and support the teams and the competition of their choice.

The action at the GCC ground lived up to its hype with hundreds packing the Rohan Kanhai and Lance Gibbs stands, as well as the older stands that are still part of the GCC ground. The opening game saw Sunburst Camptown dispatching Houston Stars 5-0, with National player, Vurlon Mills, scoring 4 goals; and in the second encounter, Fruta Conquerors blanked out Flamingo 11-0.

The action in the Knock-out cup continues at the same venue on Wednesday.

In the Kashif and Shanghai Tournament at the GFC ground, Pele took care of Buxton United 5-0, while Amelia’s Ward sent Milliballers from Bartica out of the tournament, with a 2-nil result. Kashif Mohamed said, that in the current impasse between the GFF/GFA, the organization is not convinced that all the factions know what they want out of it.

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