Cayman through to CFU semis

The Cayman Islands Under-15 boys national football team came from behind to defeat Antigua & Barbuda 3-1 and claim a spot in the semifinals of the Caribbean Football Union U-15 competition in St. Maarten on Wednesday. 

Goals from Kareem Foster (47th minute), Cody Ebanks (51st) and Franco Murillo-Johnson (56th) cancelled out Antigua’s 45th minute strike in their quarterfinal encounter. 

Cayman will face on Friday the Dominican Republic, who defeated St. Vincent & The Grenadines 5-1 in an earlier quarterfinal match-up. 

In the second semifinal, Curacao will face St. Lucia after Curacao defeated Anguilla 7-0 and St. Lucia beat Grenada 4-0. 

Bruce Blake, Cayman Islands Football Association vice president and interim president, said, “It’s a great day for the national youth football program in the Cayman Islands. 

“The players and coaching staff have done a superb job so far in St. Maarten and we have complete confidence in their abilities to continue winning. 

“The entire country will be following the boys come Friday as they take the field against the Dominican Republic for a chance to play in the final. This is truly a wonderful achievement.” 

Cayman’s U-15 team

Cayman’s U-15 team against Antigua & Barbuda. Back, from left, D’Andre Rowe, Jose Ebanks, Albertini Holness, Kion Parchmont, Cody Ebanks and Jalen Walters. Front, Rico Bodden, Corey Mellaneo (captain), Kareem Foster, Gonzalo McLaughlin and Rohelio Wright.