Friday, December 9, 2016

Hyde brilliance propels Towers Hybrid to Sagicor UWI Guild Champions League Title

Olympic 400 Meter Hurdler, Jaheel Hyde (left) posed with his Golden Boot Award with UWI Guild President, Mikiela Gonzales (center) and Brand Manager Sagicor Bank, Terron Dewar (right). Hyde netted nine goals in the 2016-17 Sagicor UWI Guild Champions League including a four-timer in the semi-finals and a hat-trick in the finals to help his team secure its first hold on the title.
A brilliant treble from Olympic 400 metre hurdler, Jaheel Hyde, propelled Towers Hybrid to an emphatic 5-2 win over the Dragons, to win the Sagicor Bank UWI Guild Champions League 2016 Title on Friday, December 2 at the Mona, Bowl. Hyde also walked away with the league MVP and Golden Boot awards as his team claimed the $150,000 cash prize and Sagicor Champions League trophy for the first time. Dragons walked away with the runner-up cash prize of $50,000. Earlier Block Che came from behind to earn a 2-1 victory over Stallion Republic in the third place game.

“I could have scored only one goal today, it really doesn’t matter as long as my team came away with the win,” said Hyde.

Winning Captain, Dale Gayle (left) of Towers Hybrid collects the championship cheque for the Sagicor UWI Champions League from UWI Guild President, Mikiela Gonzales (second-right) and Brand Manager Sagicor Bank, Terron Dewar after a brilliant 5-2 victory in the finals on Friday, December 2 at the UWI Mona, Bowl.

Coming off a rampant four goal semi-finals performance, it took the Rio Olympics 400M Hurdles Semi-Finalist only six (6) minutes to get on the score-sheet as he powered a 20 yard freekick into the top left of the net. That only lasted a minute, as Dragons equalized through Matthew Walker who capitalized on some dodgy goalkeeping and pounced on a loose ball to tap home from three yards. Hybrid then regained the lead on minute 38 as Hyde showcased his Olympian speed and latched on to a through pass before finishing sharply with a hard low strike, to the keeper’s right.

Dominic Smikle then put Hybrid 3-1 ahead in the 53rd minute as he was the first to react to a shot blocked by Dragon’s goalkeeper, Ledon Evans, and slotted the ball into the goal. Hyde continued to plague the Dragon’s defense and completed his hat-trick after robbing a defender of the ball and fired a low shot into the goal to score his seventh goal in two games.  He then turned provider as his freekick from the right was directed in by D’Antonio Morris for a 5-1 lead. Dragons managed to pull on back through Captain Justin Gordon-Martin who scored from the penalty spot in the 65th minute for a final score of 5-2.

Olympic 400 Meter Hurdler, Jaheel Hyde (center) shows off his MVP and Golden Boot awards with Brand Manager Sagicor Bank, Terron Dewar (left) and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer Sagicor,  Gareth Robotham (right). Hyde scored a hat-trick to lead his team, Towers Hybrid to the Sagicor UWI Guild Champions League Title and $150,000 cash prize on Friday, December 2 at the UWI Mona Bowl. 
“It was a wonderful tournament from start to finish. We were treated to some exciting matches with a lot of quality on display and you can see the camaraderie and excitement on and off the field. This captures the vision we had, to have a student body engaged in competition that benefits their physical health and holistic development while offering an exciting experience,” said Terron Dewar, Brand Manager Sagicor Bank, title sponsors of the league.

About Sagicor Bank

Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited is a full service commercial banking institution based in Jamaica.   It is Jamaica’s third largest commercial Bank, offering a suite of banking products and services, to meet the needs of clients; deposit accounts, unsecured and secured loans, mortgage solutions, credit cards, foreign exchange, personal and private banking services are all part of the institution’s services.  Clients receive 24- hour access through our electronic banking platform, as well as sound financial information from the Bank’s team of financial experts.  Sagicor Bank is a subsidiary of Sagicor Group Jamaica.  Sagicor Group Jamaica commenced operations in Jamaica in 1970 as Life of Jamaica.

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