Kings of Studies 2019 hailed as a success
5th March, 2019 0 comments
As one integrally involved in the first-ever student-organised sporting event to be held at the Turkeyen Campus of the University of Guyana, first-year International Relations student Jafar Gibbons has hailed the tournament as a massive success. Having played 19 games on the day, with all having been played smoothly, with no interruptions occurring at any point, Gibbons says he has been really impressed with the style of play and the fluidity with which the teams played.
Hard Knocks emerged the eventual winners of the inaugural tournament, with their top scorer Jamaine Samuels finishing with a total of 8 goals (most in the tournament) and also copping the MVP award, which saw him walk away with one Signature Moov sneaker, a trophy and a gold ring. Top Strikers finished second, while 5-0 finished third.
The tournament was filled with goals, as play was exciting. Twenty-three goals were scored in the knockout stages of the tournament, which featured 7 games at an average of 3.3 goals.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith was full of praise for the thoughtfulness and persistence of the organiser Gibbons, who, after one week of bad weather and another dominated by a bomb scare, did not give up his push to have the tournament play as schedule. Jafar said the goal of the tournament was to create cross-faculty interaction by having teams compete with players from any faculty, and this was fully achieved. He also said the diversity in composition was also realized, and he thanked the teams for seizing the opportunity to do so.
Gibbons reiterated his gratefulness to the sponsors who would have contributed to making this idea of his a reality. Among those persons/entities were C&L Construction Inc., Robbie Rambarran, ASP Fredericks, Rex Hamza, The Kashif and Shanghai Organization, Guyana Football Federation Inc., Signature Moov, Asim Shakur, Sharma Solomon, New Era Entertainment, Professor Paloma Mohamed. All the others who would have contributed to the success of this tournament are hereby being heartily thanked for their input.
- The University of Guyana