Cayman hosting international football tourney

| 13/08/2018
CNS Local Life

The Cayman Islands Boys’ U15 National Football Team

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) will host Group D of the Caribbean Football Union Boys’ Under 14 Challenge Series this weekend with two matches each on Saturday, 18 August; Monday, 20 August; and Wednesday, 22 August at the Ed Bush Field in West Bay.

Along with the Cayman Islands squad, Bermuda and Cuba are sending their national youth teams to the competition. In addition, a Cayman Under 14 Select team will participate in the group of four as a replacement for the US Virgin Islands, which withdrew from the tournament late last week due to unforeseen circumstances, stated a CIFA press release.

CIFA president Alfredo Whittaker said of the upcoming tournament, “On the heels of the Under 15 girls returning from the recently concluded CONCACAF Under 15 Girls’ Championships in Florida, the boys will have yet another chance to compete against top quality opposition in Bermuda and Cuba. This is a very exciting time for our national programmes.

“The players representing the Cayman Islands and the Cayman Under 14 Select are all part of the Under 15 Boy’s national squad and have been training since February of this year in preparation for the CONCACAF Under 15 Boys’ Championships scheduled for August 2019. CIFA is excited to be hosting this tournament and we encourage the public to come out and support our boys and the games.”

On Saturday, 18 August, the Cayman Islands will play the Cayman Under 14 Select team at 6pm while Bermuda face Cuba in the second game at 7:45pm. On Monday, 20 August, Cuba play the Cayman Under 14 Select at 6pm and the Cayman Islands play Bermuda at 7:45pm.

In the final set of games on Wednesday, 22 August, Bermuda go up against the Cayman Under 14 Select at 6pm and at 7:45pm, the Cayman Islands face Cuba.

This will be the second tournament in a matter of months that players from the Cayman Islands Under 15 Boy’s national squad will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience against two of the better youth national programmes in the Caribbean in Bermuda and Cuba, said CIFA in the release.

In May, the Under 15 Boys’ National Team competed in the 2018 Cayman Airways Invitational Under 15 Youth Football Cup playing the Jamaica Under 15 national team, DC United from Washington DC, and Portmore United from Jamaica.

The Cayman Islands team is coached by Lovane “Peelo” Joven and Garth Anderson.


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