Thursday, March 23, 2023
By TENAJH SWEETING
THE Bahamas Football Association (BFA) will host the CONCACAF Nations League match between the Bahamas men’s national soccer team and Trinidad & Tobago at 4pm this Friday.
The two men’s soccer teams will face off tomorrow evening at Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. The matchup between the senior men’s team is anticipated to be an exciting one as Bahamians are urged to come out and support their national team.
Kevin Davies, assistant coach of the men’s soccer team, talked about what Bahamians can expect from Friday’s showdown.
“The Bahamian public can expect a group of young men who have been working hard, they are ready to put everything on the line for this game [and] they are excited. The guys are hungry and they want to prove that they can play with the big boys in the region,” Davies said.
He added that the Bahamas’ players have been adequately prepared and are ready to go in Friday’s big competition.
Ahead of Friday’s matchup, the Bahamas men’s national soccer team has been preparing for this soccer game for the last four to five months.
Additionally, a camp was held over the Christmas holidays to accommodate the players who are abroad at school.
The senior men’s soccer team is focused and in their final stages of training as they prepare to matchup against Trinidad and Tobago.
Omari Bain, a member of the men’s national soccer team, talked about what his experience and preparation has been like since joining the team in February.
Bain said he has been very happy with the way the team is preparing ahead of the matchup against Trinidad and Tobago. He said the preparation has not only been physical but also mental and it has been a good experience so far. He added that he has no doubt in his mind in terms of the willingness of the men’s team or their technical ability.
The Bahamas national men’s soccer team will consist of goalkeepers Ian Lowe, Michael Butler and Vance Wheaton. The forwards are Jordin Wilson, Wood Julmis and Nahum Johnson. The team’s defenders will include Troy Pinder, Lesley St. Fleur, Miguel Thompson, Phieron WIlson, Quinton Carey, Roen Davis, Elijah Mitchell and Ian Harris.
Additionally, the midfielders are Michael Massey, Deron Ferguson, Omari Bain, Christopher Rahming, Reuben Edgecombe, William Bayles, Marcel Joseph and Nicolas Lopez.
Lopez, who was in attendance at yesterday’s press conference, was also excited for the upcoming soccer match as he was injured during the last faceoff.
“It’s been great to be back in The Bahamas and obviously train with the team. I had my first training with the team yesterday since coming back. Training so far has been good and I am looking forward to the meet coming up.”
Despite not being able to practice as much as his other teammates, Lopez remains confident that Team Bahamas will shine at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium on Friday.
Persons who are interested in purchasing tickets for Friday’s event can go to bahamasfa.net to purchase digitally. Meanwhile, for physical ticket purchases, fans can go to the NSA office at the Western Grandstand of the stadium where tickets will be sold until the day of the match.
Tickets for this remarkable event will include the VIP Section for $25, General Admission (Adults) $15, and kids under 12 are $7. The BFA along with coaches and players are excited for this Friday’s soccer game against Trinidad and Tobago and it is hoped that Bahamians will come out and support this event.
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