Barbados’ big money football clash

BDF’ Rashawn Kellman (L) and teammate Kevin Griffith (R) sandwich Wales’ Hadan Holligan for the ball in an earlier Capelli Cup encounter.
Photo by George Alleyne

Four of Barbados’ elite football teams are expected to take the field battle ready on the last weekend of this month in a semi-final clash that would lead the winners on to compete for a grand cash prize of $25,000.

The Capelli Sport Super Cup, the island’s new professional competition involving 24 of the top teams, kicked off late August and following a round of clashes over the weekend, Barbados Defence Force Weymouth advanced to play Wales, and Ellerton qualified to take on University of the West Indies in the other semi-final.

Both games are set for Nov. 24.

So rich in prizes is this professional league that three of the four semi-finalists are set to receive cash prizes. Besides the champion’s take of $25,000 in the final that is set for Dec. 1, the runner-up in that final encounter will take home $10,000. The two losers in the semi-finals will play off for third place which carries a prize of $5,000.

The last two teams for the semi-finals matchups qualified over the weekend.

In getting to the lucrative semi-finals Barbados Defence Force crushed Gall Hill Saturday night at the Wildey Turf.

Then at the same venue Sunday, the boys from Ellerton came out tops in a closer encounter with St Andrew who they put away 2-1.

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