Digicel Cup grips us all

Digicel Cup action kicks off soon
and there are some exciting fixtures for football fans.

The draw for the first round of the
competition was held on Monday at the Digicel Camana Bay store in the presence
of representatives from the participating clubs and CIFA staff.  Digicel communications manager, A. Sharez
Laws and the president of the Cayman Island Football Association Jeffrey Webb,
conducted the draw for the matches on 19 December.

Laws said: “At Digicel we are
committed to sponsoring sports and giving back to communities.  We are proud sponsors of Digicel Caribbean
Championships currently taking place at the moment and we are always committed
to doing our part locally.  We are
delighted to be on board with CIFA for the sixth year and we look forward to
collectively participating with the association to bring excitement to the game
of football on island.”

Webb said: “I am tremendously
appreciative of the commitment that Digicel has made to CIFA and the Cayman
community throughout our sport development. Digicel has been our partner for
the Digicel Cup for the past six seasons. I thank them for their continued
obligations to CIFA in making this competition possible.”

The most interesting draw sees the
past two winners, Elite and George Town facing each other at the TE McField
Sports Centre at 7pm, with Bodden Town playing East End United in the early
game at 5pm.

In West Bay, 2008 champs Roma
United will play Tigers at 5pm at the Ed Bush Stadium, before Scholars
International face Future in the battle of West Bay sides.

The four winners of these games
will play the semi-finals in two legs on 30 January and 13 February. The final
will be played on Wednesday 9 March 2011.

This year marks the sixth staging
of this competition. The now-defunct Money Express FC team were the inaugural
winners, followed by Scholars International, Roma United, and Elite and George

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