The Bahamas Football Association (BFA) is continuing its hurricane relief efforts.
The BFA recently sent a shipment of donations to Grand Bahama as it seeks to help families which were hit hard by Hurricane Dorian. The boxes of supplies were donated from the local soccer community made up of sponsors, clubs and patrons of the game.
The BFA is also working along with its regional parent body CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) to bring relief to the families affected by the deadly hurricane. These would include the numerous children displaced and evacuated from Abaco and Grand Bahama to New Providence.
As for the footballers displaced by the hurricane, as they settle into their new school surroundings, a degree of normalcy is expected to be felt once they get back to playing the sport of soccer.
The BFA is currently gearing up for the second round of the CONCACAF Nations League. The Bahamas senior men’s national team won, 2-1, over Bonaire at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium earlier this month, and will travel to play the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on October 10. They will then play both Bonaire and the BVI in mid-November.
The win over Bonaire places The Bahamas at the top of Group B in League C of the CONCACAF Nations League. Only the top team will advance to the next round of the Nations League and to the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualifiers.
The CONCACAF Nations League is sanctioned by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) as an outlet for national teams in the region, particularly the lower-ranked ones, to get more regular play. Through this new centralized competition, all 41 CONCACAF member associations will engage in competitive international football year-round.