East End FC elevated themselves to lead the Foster’s Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) National League competition with 11 points. They are followed closely by Tigers, as the top teams grapple for the eight available places for next season’s CIFA National Premier League competition.
In the past, East End was a force to reckon with but had fallen back to average. They have now under the coaching of Thiago Cunha, Technical Director of the Women’s National Football Program, found back their form and are in the process of reliving their past.
This new competition will field eight teams in what will be Cayman’s top football competition.
Defending champions Scholars are in third position with nine points, George Town has nine points as well but Scholars has a better goal average.
Last season’s beaten finalist, Latinos, follow with nine points with a better goal average over Sunset.
Future and Academy have four points each, Roma three, Elite one and Bodden Town has yet to make it on the score sheet with no points at all.
In the past Scholars and Latinos were the top of the table teams who had remained untouchable for a long time but with football development moving forward in the island the competition has become more intense, lifting the standard of the games. This has taken the competition to a higher level.
Only one game will be played this Saturday at the Northside playing field at 4pm when Roma faces Latinos, facilitating the start of the next interesting competition of the season the Men’s CIFA Digicel Cup.
This competition should be just as interesting as most teams have now played each other and will be capitalizing on each other’s shortcomings in an effort to get to the finals of this competition.