Flow Champions Cup kicks off with four games
This year's battle for the Flow Champions Cup and winning cash incentive worth $1.5 million will kick off today with four scheduled first-round games.
A draw for the first round of matches took place last Monday at the Jamaica Football Federation Academy located at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus.
The first-round games on today will see Seaforth FC vs Holland FC at Seaforth Sport Complex, St Thomas; August Town FC vs Highgate United at UWI Bowl; Old Harbour vs Portmore United at Spanish Town Prison Oval; and New Green vs Black Star at Brooks Park in Mandeville. All games start at 3 p.m.
Flow, in its fifth year of sponsorship for the island's premier knockout football competition, announced a 50 per cent increase in prize money, with the champion team now set to collect $1.5 million, up from the $1 million that reigning champions Waterhouse FC received.
Additionally, this year's runners-up will receive $440,000, while each of the two beaten semi-finalists will pocket $200,000.
A total of 26 teams, including all 12 Red Stripe Premier League teams and 14 parish knockout champions, will compete this year. The final is set for November 17.