The Central Football Association (CFA) League will kick off on Saturday with two new teams Self Made Entertainment Titans and Latchu Trace Youths FC will be among a list of 11 teams that will battle for bragging rights and a $15,000 winner's cheque.
The newcomers have replaced Real Central, which have struggled to provide a team this year, and long-serving members Leeds FC, after its chief cook and bottlewasher Anthony Job had surgery on his eye earlier this year.
The tournament gets going from 7 pm on Saturday with last year's FA Cup champs Compadres FC taking on newcomers Self Made at the St Mary's Recreation Ground, Freeport.
Matches will continue on Tuesday with Eagles United up against Latchu Trace from the same time (7 pm). However, 2018 League and Hugo Francis Cup winners Central Soccer World will have to wait until Friday (October 4) to take the field against Self Made, 7 pm at California Ground.
The winner of the league will take home $15,000, with $7,000 for the runner-up and $5,000 for third. The fourth-place team will walk away with $2,000.
The Hugo Francis Cup, however, will be a winner-takes-all $10,000 cash award, while the FA Cup play-off will see a cash reward of $10,000 for first, $5,000 for second and $3,000 for the team coming third.
This year organizers of the CFA have introduced a Big Four play-off to add to the other competitions- the FA Cup, League and the Hugo Francis Cup. For the Big 4, which will come from the top four teams in the League, only the winners will receive financial benefits.
Yesterday, Clynt Taylor, general secretary of central football, said only the 15 players from the winning big 4 team will be given a $300 cash incentive each, from the sponsor, which will be named soon.
According to Taylor, the three-member coaching staff of the winning team will also get $500 each.