The Bahamas’ Under-17 Boys National Soccer Team is set to head to Bradenton, Florida, to participate in a qualifying round of the 2019 CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) Under-17 Boys Championship. The qualifying tournament will be held from March 15-26.
The Bahamas is in Group C and will play four matches against Guadeloupe, Aruba, Saint Martin and Bonaire.
Larry Minns is the team manager, Paul James is the head coach and he will be assisted by Carlton Adderley. Dr. Laurette Isaacs Brown is the team physician.
The team members are: Mario Johnson, Ian Lowe, Elijah Mitchell, Derek Ferguson, Kenaz Swain, Kyle Ferguson, Luke Lockhart, Camrawm Cox, Reon Davis, Carlysle Brown, Terrance Chisolm, Dominic Archer, Nathan Minnis, Omari Bain, Jordin Wilson, Mason Lowe, Alonzo Smith, McLean Goodfellow, Michael Strachan and Daylan Russell.
The team works out on a nightly basis at the Roscow A.L. Davies Soccer Field.
Team officials remain optimistic as the young men continue to prepare for their upcoming qualifying games. They are expected to perform well in the tournament.
The Bahamas’ team will play its first match against Aruba on March 17, and then take on Bonaire on March 21. They will play Guadeloupe on March 23 and take on Saint Martin in their final qualifying match.
As for the senior men, they will travel to Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday to take part in a preparation camp geared for two upcoming events. Under the watchful eye of Interim Head Coach Nesley Jean and the coaches at Florida Elite Club, The Bahamas’ Senior Men’s National Team will have intense workouts.
On March 16, Team Bahamas will face the Turks and Caicos Islands in a friendly match to prepare for its next Nations League match. The match against the Turks and Caicos Islands will get underway at 6 p.m. at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium next week Saturday. On March 23, The Bahamas takes on Dominica in an away game.
The team is excited for the opportunity to actually go into camp away from home to focus on the upcoming matches.
In its two previous matches at home, The Bahamas lost to Antigua Barbuda 6-0 and drew with Anguilla 1-1. In Belize in September of 2019, the team lost to Belize, 4-0.
Jump Line – Under-17 team headed to Bradenton; men going to Jacksonville