Flow promises bigger, better Champions Cup
Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
FLOW has pledged its commitment to the Champions Cup knockout football competition and promises a bigger and better one next season.
Nicole Campbell, sponsorship manager of Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited, operators of Flow gave her company's commitment at the end-of-season awards ceremony yesterday at the Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) head office in New Kingston.
"We did it," Campbell said of a successful and exciting season that saw Reno edging Montego Bay United in a pulsating final which ended 4-3 at Montego Bay Sports Complex last month. "It was a good and exciting final. We could not have asked for more," she added.
"We are committed to the development of sports in Jamaica, and I pledge our support in staging Jamaica's premier knockout football competition. We will look at ways to improve the competition next year," Campbell disclosed.
In response, JFF's boss, Captain Horace Burrell, said he appreciated what the sponsors have done, but urged them to pump in more money.
"I am pleased because the sponsors are satisfied and already given commitment. I can recall the final game that was exciting. Flow has taken on an excellent and exciting competition," the JFF president said.
"I'm sure that the company has benefited tremendously. We have a product that can improve your business," Burrell informed.
Reno takes trophy
Meanwhile, Reno FC of Westmoreland collected the Flow Champions Cup trophy and winning cash incentive worth $1.5 million. Montego Bay received $400,000 for second place, and Harbour View earned $220,000 for third.
National invitee Craig Foster of Reno won the leading goalscorer award for his four goals, including a hat-trick in the final, and also the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.
Sporting Central of Clarendon won the Fair Play trophy, while Reno's Patrick Graham was top coach.