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Sandals Business House semis today at Drax Hall

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM
NWC's Dwayne Holmes

OCHO RIOS:

The two big semi-final showdowns in the Sandals St. Ann-St. Mary Business House Football competition are on today.

Defending champions Couples Tower Isle will clash with Grand Bahai Principe at 4 p.m. while in the feature match at 6 p.m., Couples Sans Souci meet National Water Commission. Both matches will be played at the Drax Hall playing field.

Couples Tower Isle are the howling favourites to march into the final at the expense of Gran Bahai, having racked up a string of impressive performances so far. The champions have scored 12 goals, conceding just three, and will be led by skipper Gregory Tape and the hard-kicking Shavar Thomas.

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Gran Bahai, however, are not to be underestimated. They include the likes of Shavar Brown, Segree Murray and goalkeeper Rauel Wilson. Their manager, Stacy Benjamin, is quietly confident that her side has the manpower to overcome all odds and create a big upset this evening

In the feature match, former champions National Water Commission (NWC) will seek to prevent it from being an all-Couples finals. They have the likes of Dwayne Holmes and Ricardo Reid, two of the top strikers in the competition. Coach David Pryce and his charges enter the match brimming with confidence.

Ian Spencer, regional public relations manager for the sponsors, Sandals Resorts International, says he is pleased with the level of play so far and expects a big crowd to be on hand for the match this evening.

"We want everyone to come out in their numbers and support the competition, "Spencer noted. "We are expecting some top-class football and I know we will be in for a treat."