Denver Crescent retain LIME Street futsal title
Denver Crescent All Star of Maverley became the first parish champion to successfully defend their title in the 2015 LIME National Street Futsal competition, following a 7-6 win against the University of the West Indies (UWI) FC in the St Andrew final at Lime Light Plaza in Half-Way Tree last Saturday.
After 15 parish competitions, each champion is guaranteed $150,000, while all the runners-up will be presented with $50,000 apiece.
Now, the parish champions as well as a wildcard entry that will be selected from the losing finalists, will play-off for the national title and a first place prize cash incentive of $1.5 million. The play-off is expected to begin next Sunday in Clarendon.
LIME introduced a street football competition last year, which was changed to futsal this year. Futsal, which is very popular in the world, is played on hard surfaces with five players on each team, including a goalkeeper.
The parish competitions began in March with 16 teams, including the defending champions. After 15 parish competitions, which also included Portmore, only Denver Crescent All Star emerged as repeat champions.
In the final parish competition played last Sunday at the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) car park, Downtown, Kingston, Orange Villa were crowned champions of Kingston. Last year's winners, Street People, were eliminated at the quarter-final stage.
The matchups for the first round in the national competition will be drawn tomorrow at Cuddy'z Sports Bar and Restaurant, New Kingston, during the cheque presentation to the parish champions, starting at 1 p.m.