DIRECTV W Connection will seek to defend its Digicel Pro Bowl title as the quarterfinal stage of the knockout competition kicks off on Friday 8 May with two double headers in Macoya and Couva.
Connection, who are trophy-less so far this season, face North East Stars from 8 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium in a repeat of the 2015 TTFA FA Trophy final. Stars won the FA crown via a penalty shoot-out although Connection protested the registration of Stars striker Gorean “Ratty” Highley.
Connection’s protest is still being considered by the TTFA Disciplinary Committee.
In an earlier fixture at Couva, Caledonia AIA and Point Fortin Civic will square off from 6 pm. Caledonia’s Pernell Schultz and Civic’s Marcus Joseph are the joint third highest scorers in all domestic competitions this season and there are likely to be goals when they share the field.
Elsewhere in Macoya, Police FC will try to build on their midweek 3-0 win over Point Fortin when they tackle San Juan Jabloteh from 6 pm while newly crowned Pro League champions Central FC and Defence Force face each other from 8 pm in a tasty affair.
Central have already lifted the First Citizens Cup while Jabloteh copped the Toyota Classic title earlier this season.
The Pro Bowl offers a winner-take-all cash bounty of $100,000. Losers go home empty-handed.
Digicel Pro Bowl 2015
(Tue May 4)
Caledonia AIA 2 (Israel Honore 1, Pernell Schultz 18), St Ann’s Rangers 1 (Josh Toussaint 90) at Couva;
(Fri 8 May)
Caledonia AIA vs Point Fortin Civic, 6 pm, (A), Couva;
W Connection vs North East Stars, 8 pm, (D), Couva;
Police FC vs San Juan Jabloteh, 6 pm, (C), Macoya;
Defence Force vs Central FC, 8 pm, (B), Macoya;
(Friday 15 May)
Winner A vs Winner D;
Winner B vs Winner C;
(Fri 29 May)