Double victory for St. Lucia at Guinness Street Football Caribbean Finals, Veterans take home title and Digicel Golden Boot Award
Sunday marked a double victory for the Veterans from St. Lucia at the Caribbean Finals of the Guinness Street Football tournament, with the team copping not only the Championship title and US$6,000, but also the Digicel Golden Boot Award.
Scoring an unbeaten six goals in the tournament, Romiel Felix, a 25-year-old footballer from St. Lucia walked away with the US$500 prize, after leading his team to victory in the finals.
It’s a happy feeling for me to be the Golden Boot winner,” shared an excited Felix. “I managed to score six goals today in the tournament and I’m really glad we could beat Barbados. It was an amazing tournament and I want to say thank you to Guinness, to Digicel and all our representatives from St. Lucia for such a great competition.”
He added, “We came and we played hard and we’re glad this paid off so we can go home with the victory. I’m even happier to be able to represent my country. Football is in my blood; my father played football and then I took over from him and now I play for my country at all levels and I’m really proud of that. So coming here today and wearing my country’s colours was a really good thing for me and I enjoyed every moment of it.”
Kamal Powell, Senior Sponsorship and Development Manager at Digicel noted, “Romiel played a really good game throughout the entire tournament and he really deserved to win the Golden Boot award. Throughout the season, we’ve seen some talented sportsmen coming out of the communities and it’s truly inspiring to see the kind of spirit with which they represented their countries here at the regional finals of Guinness Street Football.”
Powell continued, “Being able to bring together the teams from all over the Caribbean to play right here on the downtown Kingston Waterfront was an amazing experience and we commend the players who came out tonight and put their best skills on display and the communities that came out to show their support.
The two-day event saw over a thousand fans turning out to enjoy the half-time show which featured five-time Guinness World Record Holder and world-renowned UK professional football freestyler Daniel Cutting, as well as a Masters vs. Celebrities match. Hosted by Digicel brand ambassador Miss Kitty, the show ended on a high note, with dancehall artiste Aidonia closing the show with an energetic set.