GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Rovers, Strykers to play for Jamaican Grill GFA Cup title

[June 24, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] The NAPA Rovers will take on the Bank of Guam Strykers I for the Jamaican Grill 11th Annual GFA Cup championship title Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The NAPA Rovers, champions of the recently concluded Budweiser Men’s Soccer One League and two-time winners of Guam’s premier men’s soccer tournament, will have the opportunity to add hardware to their 2018 haul in the tournament’s final match against the Bank of Guam Strykers, set to kick off at 7 p.m.

The Rovers defeated the Bombers SC 10-1 in last week’s semifinal match with four goals from Min Sung Choi and a hat trick by Matt Robles.

Captain Mark Chargualaf scored twice in the win and his brother Francis Chargualaf scored the Rovers’ other goal. Eugene Obiri scored the Bombers’ lone goal.

In the top half of the bracket, the Bank of Guam Strykers defeated the Islanders FC 3-1 for a spot in the 2018 championship match. Joshua Calvo, Clayton Mitchell, and Scott Spindel scored for the Strykers in the win and Kyle Perez scored the Islanders’ lone goal.

The Strykers were most recently in the final match of the tournament in 2015, falling to eventual champions Guam Shipyard in a penalty kick shootout after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

Following the 2018 championship match, a short awards ceremony will be held to recognize the champions, runner-up, and championship match MVP.

There is no admission fee to watch the final match. Jamaican Grill will be on site to provide food for purchase.

 

NAPA Rovers FC's Matt Robles prepares to pass the ball as Bombers SC defenders begin to converge on him in a semifinal match of the Jamaican Grill 11th Annual GFA Cup, Guam's premier men's soccer tournament, at the Guam Football Association National Training Center on June 23. The Rovers won 10-1 and will face the Bank of Guam Strykers I in the final match 7 p.m. Saturday. Photo courtesy of Jesse Mesa/GFA

 

NAPA Rovers FC's Mark Chargualaf powers his way through the midfield against the Bombers SC in a semifinal match of the Jamaican Grill 11th Annual GFA Cup, Guam's premier men's soccer tournament, at the Guam Football Association National Training Center on June 23. The Rovers won 10-1 and will face the Bank of Guam Strykers I in the final match 7 p.m. Saturday. Photo courtesy of Jesse Mesa/GFA

 

NAPA Rovers FC's Min Sung Choi controls the ball in a semifinal match of the Jamaican Grill 11th Annual GFA Cup, Guam's premier men's soccer tournament, against the Bombers SC at the Guam Football Association National Training Center on June 23. The Rovers won 10-1 and will face the Bank of Guam Strykers I in the final match 7 p.m. Saturday. Photo courtesy of Jesse Mesa/GFA

 

Islanders FC's Devan Mendiola finds an opportunity to get around Bank of Guam Strykers I's Nichika Fermin in a semifinal match of the Jamaican Grill 11th Annual GFA Cup, Guam's premier men's soccer tournament, at the Guam Football Association National Training Center on June 23. The Strykers won 3-1 and will face the NAPA Rovers in the final match 7 p.m. Saturday. Photo courtesy of Jesse Mesa/GFA

 

Bank of Guam Strykers I's Clayton Mitchell maneuvers around Islanders FC defenders to the goal in a semifinal match of the Jamaican Grill 11th Annual GFA Cup, Guam's premier men's soccer tournament, at the Guam Football Association National Training Center on June 23. The Strykers won 3-1 and will face the NAPA Rovers in the final match 7 p.m. Saturday. Photo courtesy of Jesse Mesa/GFA

 
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