PRESS RELEASE – Micoud emerged champions of the 2015 Blackheart /SLFA Knockout Football Tournament which was concluded this past Saturday evening at the Beuasejour Cricket Grounds with the staging of the tournament’s Grand Final the East Coast Derby between Micoud and Dennery.
Before a capacity crowd at the Beausejour Cricket Ground , Micoud achieved victory with a one goal to nil win over their final opponents Dennery. The winning goal for Micoud coming from Defender Andre Alvarez Joseph in the 19th minute of the encounter when he met a right side corner which he neatly side footed to goal which Dennery goal keeper Alan Pinel had in his hands but because of not taking the ball in the approved manner as a goal keeper should, the ball slipped through his legs and into the back of the nets.
This was all Micoud needed for victory as in the second half Dennery piled on the pressure but Micoud defended stoutely and claimed their second ever Blackheart Knockout Football Title having won in 2010. For their victory Micoud took home $25,000 thousand dollars in cash, the Lime Trophy and 25 Gold Medals.
Second placed Dennery took home $10,000 thousand dollars , The Guinness Trophy and 25 silver medals.
Micoud Coach Cornelius Butcher made history becoming the first player to win the Blackheart Title as a player and Coach.
The Micoud Manager Andre Charlery also made history as well becoming the first man to win the Blackheart title as a player and Manager.
The 2014 Champions Canaries finished in third place and claimed the $5000 dollar cash prize on offer and a trophy and bronze medals when they outplayed Soufriere in the third place play off held before the final three goals to nil with goals coming from Titus Shepherd in the 19th minute, Antoine Wilfred in the 26th minute from the penalty spot and Cassius Joseph in the 30th minute.
For their fourth place finish Soufriere took home a trophy and $2000 dollars in cash.
The monetary prizes and other major individual awards from the tournament will be presented at a special prize giving ceremony to be held Wednesday October 21st from 7.00 p.m. at the Players Pavillion lounge at the Beausejour Cricket Grounds.