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FOOTBALL: Flow Champions Cup returns after one-year absence

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2013 | 7:32 AM

The nation’s premier knockout football competition, the Flow Champions Cup, returns after a one-year absence, with round one set to kick-off next week.

The competition will see 26 teams competing for the trophy and cash prizes.

The draw for first-round action on September 11 will see Savannah playing Holland United, Highgate facing Axum, Barbican tackling Exchange United, Humble Lion playing Cavalier and Port Morant United taking on Eagle Strikers.

Six premier league teams will enter the fray in the second round, set for September 18 and 19.

The six are 2011 champions Tivoli Gardens, two-time winners Boys’ Town, Arnett Gardens, Waterhouse, Portmore United and Harbour View.

In a new feature, the four quarter-final games will be played as double headers on October 2 and 3, as night games.

The semi-finals are set for October 14 and the grand finale on October 28.

The Flow Champions Cup winner will receive the trophy and cash incentive of $1 million, while the runner-up will earn $400,000.

The beaten semi-finalists will pocket $200,000 each and the losing quarter-finalists will get $90,000 apiece.

The Most Valuable Player will walk away with $70,000; top goalscorer $50,000 and coach of the winning team $50,000.

All 26 teams will receive gear courtesy of Locker Room Sports and adidas will provide new gear for the four semi-finalists.

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