Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sagicor UWI Mona Guild Champions League gets underway despite heavy rains

It was an exciting start to the 2013 Sagicor UWI Champions League, on Sunday, November 3 at the UWI Mona Bowl, despite inclement weather. Hundreds of students turned out to witness the encounter between defending champions, Attica of Taylor Hall and Block X of Chancellor. 

The lone football game provided much drama and excitement as it was a rematch of the first Sagicor UWI Mona Guild Champions league 2011 final and the passion from both teams was evident as they vied for passage to the next round. 

The game saw Block X dominating until Attica capitalized, against the run of play, to strike home after a scramble in the Block X defence. With Block X now in search of the equalizer the Atticans tactically switched to a counter-attacking game, and soon found dividends as Block X gifted possession away. With Attica's Oral Johnson scoring in the 60th minute and Dave Morgan in the 75th, Attica was the eventual winner on the night as they were in the 2011 final.  

2012 winners of the Sagicor UWI Guild Champions League, The Fraternity of Attica, pose with their team banner during the Opening Ceremony held on Sunday, November 3 at the UWI Bowl.

Barrington Groves, Brand Manager of Sagicor Life Jamaica said "It was impressive to see all sixteen teams turn out in their numbers and partake in the opening ceremony. The Guild showed great professionalism in their efforts to ensure that at least one of the two matches slated went underway." 

The match between Pirates and Roosters which was also scheduled for November 3, has been postponed to this evening at 5:30pm. The League will continue tomorrow with another double header at the UWI Mona Bowl starting at 5pm.

Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited is the leading life insurance group in the country. The company commenced operations in 1970 as Life of Jamaica Limited, the first locally owned life insurance company and the first life insurance company to be listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). Since its inception, Sagicor Life has gained a solid reputation as an innovator and leader in the Caribbean life insurance industry. The company continues to be the market leader among local life insurance companies. 

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