Could Sparta Boss end the year on a high?

first_imgTHE question on everyone’s lips is whether Guyana’s most dominant team in the street and indoor formats could end the year with another title.The answer to this question will be known this evening when the semi-finals and final of the inaugural Dragon Stout Community Cup conclude, at the National Gymnasium.Sparta Boss have undoubtedly been the leading team not only this year but also for a number of years and fans will be flooding the mecca for indoor football to see whether their reign of success will continue.They face a resurgent Leopold Street in the second semi-final in what is anticipated to be a scorching engagement.Once again players the quality of Sheldon Shepherd, Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson, Eusi ‘Boneyman’ Phillips and Ryan ‘Bum Bum’ Hackett are expected to lead their quest for another title.The one worry for them is whether outstanding goalkeeper Devon ‘Worm’ Charles, who suffered an injury on the preceding game will be fit enough to take his place between the uprights.The return of Leopold Street talisman Omallo Williams has brought a huge ray of hope to their chances of lifting a title and with support from the likes of Darren Benjamin, Eon Alleyne and Okanie Fraser they could make it real tough for the in-form Sparta Boss side.In the opening semi-final, dark horse Rio All Stars will tackle the star-studded Bent Street and this clash is another anticipated humdinger.Andrew Murray, Jermin Junor, Solomon Austin and Job Caesar will lead their attack and ambition for a place in the final.On the other hand, Bent Street should be motivated by the fact that a win could setup a possible return clash against Sparta Boss should the latter secure victory against Leopold Street.They had lost to them in the preceding tournament and would definitely relish another skirmish against the shorter version juggernauts.Players the calibre of Daniel Wilson, Pernel Schultz, Clive Nobrega, goalkeeper Akel Clarke and Colin Nelson have all donned national colours, making them the most formidable unit on paper.However, a potential matchup against Sparta Boss is a different kettle of fish and should this showdown materialise their fans could be in for a real Christmas treat to end another successful year in the format.A massive outpouring is anticipated to close the door, but next year promises to be even bigger and better in what has become the most popular format of the sport locally.last_img