CONCACAF President to visit Grenada for Pure Grenada Cup

CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani will lead a delegation to Grenada to attend the Final of the inaugural Grenada Football Association Pure Grenada Cup taking place at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium on Saturday.

The Canadian boss who is no stranger to Grenada will also meet with the island’s new Sports Minister, Senator Nolan Cox at 3:30pm at the Radisson Resorts.

This is the first time the two leaders will be meeting since Grenada’s general election on March 13th which saw the incumbent New National Party making a clean sweep at the polls winning all fifteen seats.

Montagliani who first visited Grenada in 2016 during his own campaign to become leader of the Confederation has found a love for the Spice Island. This is his fourth visit to the country and he has expressed a special warmness for Grenada.

The FIFA Vice President is also expected to meet with the Grenada Prime Minister on Sunday morning ahead of his departure from the island.

Prime Minister Mitchell who is currently off island has expressed a desire to meet with the Canadian following a request from the Grenada Football Association. He stated he appreciation for the efforts made by Montagliani to visit the island to witness the Final of the tournament.

St. Patrick Crown City Strikers will take on St. Andrew Big Parish Stars in the winner take all from 8:30pm preceded by the Third place play off between beaten semi finalists National U20 Young Gunners and St. George Royal Cannon which starts at 6:00pm.

The winning team will receive EC$30,000.00 along with a replica trophy and medals for their efforts. This is the first year of the tournament and the GFA is committed to making the tournament an annual event.

Meanwhile, the GFA will stage a Grassroots launch tomorrow morning from 10:00am ahead of the big event. The festival will see over one hundred children under the age of thirteen in attendance. The GFA today received welcoming news from Sagicor as a major partner for the event.

Sagicor is committing to supporting the Grassroots event which will see a series of programs around the island starting in June.

Technical Director Vin Blaine who is spearheading the initiative stated the efforts of the GFA is to prepare youngsters for the love of the game and to identify talents for Grenada’s future national teams.