The spectators have been good so far, and they have been entertained by some excellent football from all the teams. One Harris Paint St. Peter’s fan said to me, “We’re not doing so good, but that’s going to change on Wednesday night!” But, with one game to go, St. Peter’s is at the bottom of the points-table with zero. They must dig deep on Wednesday when they come up against the second positioned team on Wednesday.
The excitement of the fans and how well things are going are not lost on Stanley Jacobs, the general secretary of the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA), as he commented on the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Premier Football League’s Final-4 playoffs and Best-of-Three Finals.
“We at the SKNFA are extremely pleased with the execution of the Final-Four tournament. It has been exciting from match one, and the teams are playing excellently,” said Jacobs, who continued, “They have given the fans entertainment value for their money, and the feedback from the fans has been great. Fans are turning up to the games in their team’s replica jerseys and that’s a new level for football in St. Kitts.”
For the first time, the SKNFA is staging a pre-finals event on Friday, July 24, on Central Street near the BCA establishment mainly for the pleasure of football fans.
Jacobs said, “This historic event will kick off into the finals, as the two top teams will be there interacting with fans and selling their replica jerseys. We must commend the teams for putting in a lot of work improving their image, in addition to improving on their standard of play. We are simply helping them with an opportunity to market their products to the public, and encourage their fans and the general public to come out for the finals.”
The mid-week double-header games will see Harris Paint St. Peter’s doing battle with Rams Village Superstars, starting at 6 p.m., and at 8 p.m., S.L. Horsford St. Paul’s will go boot-to-boot with points leader SOL Auto Conaree. Points standing going into the final night of the playoffs – Conaree 6 points; St. Paul’s 4 pts.; Village 1 pt.; and St. Peter’s 0 pt.