The action in the 2014 Sagicor UWI Guild Champions League is set to heat up as the semi-finals round kicks off, on Sunday, November 16. The University of the West Indies’ Guild’s partnership with Sagicor, has seen three-time champions Attica, of Taylor Hall already securing their semi-final berth along with Dynamite of Chancellor Hall, though in contrasting fashion.
The Atticans have also eased into the semi-finals on the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Titans of Preston Hall, while it took penalties to decide the clash between Dynamite and last year’s finalists, Roosters. The Dynamite team showed great character after battling to a 0-0 score line after full and extra-time before holding their nerve in the shootout to book their place in the semi-finals.
Attica now awaits the winner of the Block Aye and Siberia game, while Dynamite will face the winner of semi-final two with Dragons and Stallion Republic.
Renee Graham, Brand Manager of Sagicor Life Jamaica is pleased with the tournament so far as it has lived up to the expectations as a premier sporting event on the UWI, Mona Campus. "We are very pleased with the growth of the competition and the impact it has had on the Mona campus. Healthy competition enhances the social environment of the institution and helps in personal development for many students. The league has so far been well received by the supporters and heading into the semi-finals we look forward to even more exciting competition and the continued support of the Mona Campus family,” says Graham.
The semi-final is set for Sunday, November 16 at the UWI Mona Bowl with semi-final one scheduled to begin at 5:00pm and semi-final two slated for a 7:00pm kick off. The final will be played on Friday, November 21.
This year the winning team will receive $150,000, an increase of $50,000 from 2013 while the runner up team will receive $50,000. There will also be prizes and cash awards for the most valuable player and leading goal scorer.
Sagicor Group Jamaica is a financial services conglomerate. The Group offers products and services in the areas of Banking, Insurance, Investments, Real Estate, Asset Management and Retirement Planning. Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited is the leading Life and Health insurance provider in Jamaica. 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 JSE. The Sagicor Group owns the 3rd largest bank in Jamaica and one of the top Investment Companies. Sagicor Group Jamaica is a member of the wider Sagicor Financial Corporation. Sagicor Financial Corporation operates in over 20 countries and its operations date back to 1840.