Two year old Elite FC are all set to go to the finals after turning back giants Latinos FC in the quarter finals of the Cayman Islands Football Association Digicel Cup Knock-Out when they face seasoned contenders Roma FC in their semi final match up at 6:00pm at the Northside Playing field Sunday 13th.
Elite strengthened with the return of their top players namely Jason Ebanks, Gabriel Godet, Dave McLaughlin and Benjamin Cupid who had the privilege of participating in a training camp recently in Brazil have taken the team to another level displaying their talents learnt and improved during the training.
These players form the backdrop of a team that has the proficiency of senior player Bryan Hydes and the assistance of their incredible first choice goal keeper Dominique Godet brother of Gabriel.
Greg Ebanks said that he embraces the talents of his young players reaching the semis for the first time in just two seasons in the competition and have no doubt that they will perform well at this level and beyond.
‘I embrace the talents of my players and have no doubt that they will go out and play to the best of their ability. The players are aged from seventeen to thirty eight a blend of experience and youth.’
‘They have the passion to play good football and that is what motivates them. They have a desire to win and are not afraid to tattle any team,’ Ebanks pointed out.
Roma FC are first-time Digicel Cup semi finalists, they have been playing in the competition eleven years now and only went to one semis at the FA Cup level a few years back.
During this season they have lifted their standards and are eyeing a place at the finals as their intensions are to stop Elite.
Mark Campbell Manager of Roma is quite confident that his team will advance to the finals stating that the team has peeked and will play a good game against Roma.
‘It will be a pretty game to watch both teams are the least experience and I am sure that Elite is happy to draw with Roma. I expect a great performance from my team and may the better team win.
‘I expect a team effort but with additional efforts from goal keeper Tommy Morrison, defenders Ruddy Chambers and Omar Moodie, midfielder Cohen Daley who is a foundation player from 1996 and ace forward Kevin ‘Ticky’ McField I am confident we will pull through to the finals,’ Campbell explained.