Sunday’s best return

The Heineken Sunday Football League returns this weekend and there is great enthusiasm for the big kick-off with the same eight teams returning from last season.

Last year’s league winners OtisAir Wanderers will face stern competition to retain the championship from Maples Revolution, Shellaz, Harry’s, Fidel’s Old Boys, Boca Juniors, Atletico Luca and CML Claymores.

The season finished in dramatic circumstances when the final of the knockout cup competition was eventually won by CML Claymores against the Wanderers following a penalty shoot out after the match tied at 1-1 after regulation time.

The final of the Appleton Cup this season will bring the curtain down on May 10 next year.

All teams have been recruiting new players over the summer and several sides have updated their teams’ colors, the most striking will undoubtedly be Atletico Luca in their bright green and white striped shirts.

Kicking off round one, the fixture computer has paired CML Claymores against Old Boys while it’s Harry’s versus Boca at the TE McField Annex and at Ed Bush it is Maples versus Luca and the Wanderers host Shellaz.

It promises to be another captivating Sunday league season with many players having had Premier League so the standard will be even higher than ever. Many also play in the First Division, so there will be no lack of quality action.

The bulk of the players used to compete at a high level and want to continue enjoying the beautiful game. A typical example is Michael Belfoure of Boca Juniors who literally played in every position last season, including goalkeeper.

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