Curaçao wins the Grand Caribbean Finals of the Guinness Street Football Challenge
WILLEMSTAD - Curacao’s Respetboys are the champions of the 2016 Guinness Street Football Challenge (GSFC) Grand Caribbean Finals following a rigorous round of matches in St. Lucia this past Sunday. The team won the final game 1 - 0 against Trinidad and Tobago’s Junior Mafia, which was scored by our very own Ashar Christopher Bernardus, a local footballer from the Dominguitu team.
This has been the sixth annual GSFC and the first time that Curacao has participated. Respetboys went to compete in the regional finals in St. Lucia after beating out 15 other local teams in Curacao’s national GSFC at Metro Gol Sambil this past June. After winning a $1000 USD cash prize, the team went to compete in the Grand Caribbean Finals in St. Lucia against 9 other teams from Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Trinidad and Tobago. Respetboys has been awarded the grand prize of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Brazil, with tickets to a major game in Rio de Janeiro later this year.
The GSFC is a regional competition that serves as a platform to highlight the skills of local talent and bring football fans and countries together, further establishing Guinness’ global message “Made of More”.