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footballFootball fanatics from the village of Guinea Grass came out in numbers yesterday afternoon, with matrakas, horns and fire crackers in hand, for the grand finale of the “Copa De Reyes” football tournament organized by the village council. For the past three months, seven teams battled it out on the field hoping to gain first place in the tournament. But as is reality, there can only be one winner and that team was selected yesterday. Organizer of the tournament Roosevelt Rodney and Village Council member Sylverio Hernandez hoped for a great final game.

Roosevelt Rodney– Organizer

“Hace como tres meses que comenzó siete equipos teníamos y ahorita se está jugando la final y tenemos el equipo de Sugar Boys y Hustlers para la final hoy peleando par el primer lugar y el segundo lugar.”

Sylverio Hernandez– Council Member

“Esperamos que el mejor gane para el premio del primer lugar que son ocho cientos dólares.”

The Guninea Grass Village Council is an independent council but council members say they have always been able to count with the full support of Orange Walk South Area Representative Jose Abelardo Mai. At the same time, the council is grateful to the community for their unwavering support in their annual tournaments.

Roosevelt Rodney– Organizer

“Siempre está con nosotros desde el principio a pesar que somos un concilio independiente siempre nos apoya en todo acá en Guinea Grass.”

Abelardo Mai– Sponsor

“Todos los campeonatos que se han hecho en Guinea Grass yo he apoyado de una manera u otro principalmente con los trofeos y con el cash prize.”

Sylverio Hernandez– Council Member

“Le damos gracias a la aficionado de Guinea Grass porque ellos han salido apoyar este torneo y como vemos hay muchos niños que disfrutan del futbol.”

With a full house of spectators, Sugarboyzz and Huzzlers made it to the field. As both teams fought to score that winning goal, excitement grew. At the end of the first 90 minutes both teams were nil to nil. Within the first minutes in the first half of the overtime, Sugarboyzz seized a golden opportunity and fired a shot landing the ball into the net upping Sugarboyzz 1-nil.


After 120 minutes of football action Sugarboyzz was crowned champions of the 2014 Copa De Reyes. At the end of the game Area Representative Abelardo Mai along with the village chairman and organizers handed over the prices for third, second and first place.

First place walked away with a team trophy plus $800, second place took home a team trophy and $400.00 and third place walked away with a team trophy and $200.00.

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