The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) has confirmed
that the island’s National Football team will play the first leg of the 2010 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup South Africa Preliminary qualifying rounds against Bermuda on the 3rd of February at the National Sports Centre in Bermuda.
Kick off time will be 1500hrs local time.
The return leg will be staged at the Truman Bodden Stadium in Grand Cayman at 1900hrs on the 30th March.
The team will play the preliminary games in an effort to
advance to the second round.
Presently there are 34 players in training under the renowned and experienced Technical Director Carl Brown, Trainer Thiago Cunha, Assistant coaches Gillie Seymour and Bobby McLaren
These players were invited from the eleven teams which presently participate in the islands national league competition.
The names of the players are Garth Anderson, Ian Lindo, Justin Pierre, Donald Solomon, Chris Welcome, Tex Whitelocke, Richard Brown, Clay Coleman and Carson Fagan of George Town, Jermaine Brown, Rene Carter and Chris Douglas of Scholars, Eric Brown, Martin Ward and Tom Elliott of Sunset, Benjamin Cupid, Jedd Ebanks, Gabriel Godet, Jason Ebanks, Dave McLaughlin, Jared Yates and Jiro Sanchez of Elite, Marshall Forbes, Roy Forbes and Richard Grant of Latinos, Miguel Pita of Future, Theron Wood and Thomas Wood of Bodden Town, Triston McField and Kirk Rowe of East End, Carlos Powery of Tigers, Jermaine Seymour of Academy, Junior Hurstone (presently attending Knoxville College in Tennessee) and Juda Murphy from Ireland.
These players are undergoing intensive training and a squad including the starting eleven, six substitutes and a reserve Goal keeper will be selected from this group to represent the island.
CIFA has been doing a lot of development in the sports with assistance from the Ministry of Sports and some corporate communities.
The association is determined to take the national team to another level in this competition and is appealing for all the support and possible assistance from the island to make this dream a reality.
Contact the CIFA office at 949-5775 or [email protected] for further details regarding the tournament.