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Magnum KSAFA Super League kicks off today

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Two of the early-season favourites, Barbican and Browns Town, will square off in a repeat of last season's Magnum/KSAFA Super League semi-final on today's opening day of the 2016-17 competition at the Constant Spring Complex.

In the curtain-raiser, Shortwood entertain last season's Major League winners Central Kingston at 1 p.m. before the two top contenders, Barbican and Brown's Town, clash in the feature match at 3 p.m.

All other matches will be played tomorrow.

Barbican and Brown's Town were two of the stronger teams in last year's Super League competition. Barbican finished runners-up in Group A behind group winners and eventual champions Maverley/Hughenden, who they also played in the final.

Barbican scored 19 goals in 16 games and only conceded five during the group phase.

Brown's Town netted 21 goals while conceding 17 in topping Group B, last season. However, when they faced Barbican in the last four they surrendered 3-0, courtesy of a double strike from Gregg Taylor. But both teams will be eager to get their season off on a good note and will be eyeing a winning start.

Meanwhile, in games tomorrow, demoted Premier League team Cavalier will kick off their campaign against rivals Santos at Alpha Boys' School, JDF take on Bull Bay at Up Park Camp, Maxfield play Rae Town at Maxfield Park, and Real Mona tackle Rockfort at Rockfort. All games start at 3 p.m.

- L.S.