The Under 20 Boys National Football Team will compete in the first round of the Caribbean Football Union World Cup Qualifiers June 29 to July 3 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
In Group 3, the Cayman Islands will play Bermuda on Wednesday, June 29, at 4 p.m.; Anguilla on Friday, July 1, at 4 p.m.; and hosts Haiti on Sunday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m.
Winners from Group 3 will join Group 1 winners Antigua and Barbuda, Group 2 winners Trinidad and Tobago and Group 4 winners St. Kitts and Nevis, along with the top three runners-up in the final round scheduled for Oct. 21-30 in Curacao. Groups 1, 2 and 4 were played June 15-19.
The Cayman Islands Under 20 team consists of Shakur Welcome, Matthew Guitard, Ackeem Hyde, Asher Francis, Kory McLean, Kameron D’Hue, Stephen Rivers, Joshewa Frederick, Roger Jackson, Malique Ebanks, Brandon Ebanks, Cameron Gray, Ryan Jackson, Elijah Seymour, Anthony Bush, Michael Martin-Cruz, Anthony Nelson, Sebastian Martinez, Zach Scott and Leighton Thomas.
Traveling with the team are head coach Dion Brandon, assistant coach Michael Johnson, manager Owen Dinnall, equipment manager Floyd McKenzie and team medic Al Bartice.
As a prelude to the competition and a show of support for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee, members of the U-20 national team participated in the Olympic Day 5K Walk/Run on Saturday at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.