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Champions Cup KO kicks off today

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2010 | 2:00 AM
Members of the Boys' Town team celebrate their triumph in the Flow Champions Cup last year. - File

Last year's Digicel Premier League (DPL) runner-up Portmore United will tackle parish-mates Naggo Head in the feature game of the first round of this year's Flow Champions Cup at Ferdie Neita Park today at 4 p.m.

Portmore, who are having a turbulent season, and are currently battling relegation from top-flight football, will be hoping to use the game to build momentum after defeating DPL title challengers Boys' Town earlier this week.

Naggo Head, in the meantime, will be hoping to show that despite being relegated from the DPL a few seasons ago, they still have what it takes to play at a high level.

Other key matchups are Village United versus Benfica at Elliston Wakeland Centre; Humble Lions FC versus Georges Valley at Effortville; Ujama Community Club vs Rivoli United at Hectors River; Monymusk vs August Town at Monymusk Sports Club; and, Arnett Gardens vs Star Cosmos at Tony Spaulding Complex.

The first round of the competition will see the DPL's bottom six teams and the country's various parish champions taking part. The winners will then advance to round two, where the DPL's top six teams will bow into action.

The competition will then turn to the quarter-final and semi-final stages. The final is slated for April 18.

Boys' Town are the defending champions.

- Jermaine Lannaman

TODAY'S MATCHES

Leeds United vs York United at STETHS

Village United vs Benfica at Elleston Wakeland Centre

Humble Lions vs Georges Valley at Effortville

Ujama Community Club vs Rivoli United at Hectors River

Reno vs Spicy Hill at Frome Sports Complex

Naggo Head vs Portmore United at Ferdie Neita Park

Cavalier vs Greenwhich Town at Constant Spring

Granville vs Bamboo at Sam Sharp Mini-Ground

Monymusk vs August Town at Monymusk

Arnett Gardens vs Star Cosmos at Tony Spaulding Complex