Cunha joins pro football ranks

Former Cayman Islands women’s football technical director and coach Thiago Cunha has moved on – to a new job in the professional ranks.

Cunha, a Brazilian who led Cayman’s girls programs to unprecedented success, is now the youth fitness coach director at Al Sharjah Football Club in the United Arab Emirates.

Al Sharjah play in the Arabian Gulf League, the top professional league in the UAE.

Cunha said he signed a two-year contract with the club.