A late addition to the Cayman Islands Football Association Men’s President’s Cup moved up the start date of the competition from Saturday, 14 Dec., to Tuesday night this week, with Sunset FC kicking things off by knocking Roma USC out of the tournament with a 3-1 victory at the Annex. The early start to the competition came when, at the last minute, Cayman Athletics SC joined the other 12 teams competing, leading to a schedule change to ensure the tournament still ends 26 Feb. 2020, according to CIFA president Alfredo Whittaker. Athletics SC is not currently part of the CIFA premier league as the team lost players to other squads before the start of the season. However, Athletics head coach Ernie ‘Gillie’ Seymour said this was a blessing in disguise. “We didn’t lose anything; their disloyalty shows they were never a part of the Athletics family in the first place.
We are actually rebuilding our squad with some of our youth players for the next season,” he said, adding, “Entering this competition will give us some momentum going into the next season.”The tournament will resume this weekend with Athletics SC facing off against East End UFC on Sunday at the Annex.