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Akademiks on a high

Akademiks on a high (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

Sun, December 02, 2012 - 12:05 AM

The boys from The Pine are on cloud nine.

Before a massive crowd at Kensington Oval Friday night, Akademiks were crowned champions of the LIME Pelican Football Challenge when they edged Phoenix UFO Toyota Firehouse 1-0 in a thrilling final.

Mario Harte’s 89th-minute strike was enough to seal the deal for Akademiks to walk away with the first prize of $100 000.

The sound of the final whistle was all that Akademiks’ fans needed to hear, and they engulfed the field, sparking celebrations which no doubt went into the wee hours of the morning.

Here, Akademiks’ players and fans posing with the winners’ cheque along with managing director of LIME Alex McDonald (right), and organizers Mia Mottley (third right) and Randy Harris (centre with cheque).

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Posted by Frank Husbands 1 year, 11 months ago
A winner takes it all is such a stingy way to go about uplifting soccer in Barbados. Congrats to the guys on their game.This photo op more look like a BLP mass meeting and it is pathetic that politics seems to be the driving force behind soccer tournaments on the Island as well as the Parish Carnivals.
Soccer in Barbados deserves more than political opportunism.A semi professional league is long overdue as there is obviously money in the sport.I don't see why Soccer has to wait on the whims and fancies of politicians.

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