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Footballer gets suspended sentence for attack on ref

Former Cayman Islands national football player Michael Martin Cruz has received a six-month suspended sentence for punching a football referee in January last year.

Premier League set to kick off

With Cayman Islands Football Association play beginning next month, the Cayman Compass breaks down each of the 10 teams chasing the 2021/22 premier league title.

Cayman advances in CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship

Cayman Islands under-20 women’s national football team delivered a dominant performance en route to advancing in the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship.

Whittaker blasts former national head coach

Cayman Islands Football Association President Alfredo Whittaker has lashed out at former national men’s team coach Ben Pugh, accusing Pugh of abandoning local players...

Women’s national team preps for WC Qualifiers

The Cayman Islands senior women’s national football team is preparing for their CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, scheduled to kick off in November. Cayman will...

Cayman’s women ‘excellent’ in international football festival win

Since kicking off the 2021 Women's Festival in Turks and Caicos on Thursday, 29 July, Cayman's senior women's national football team has dominated the tournament. 

Cayman defeats Bahamas 4-0 in FIFA friendly

The Cayman Islands senior women's national team kicked off their FIFA friendly in Turks and Caicos on Thursday, 29 July, defeating Bahamas 4-0 at the TCIFA National Academy.

Women’s national football team competes in friendly tournament  

The Cayman Islands senior women’s national football team is kicking off a friendly tournament in Turks and Caicos Islands today, Thursday, 29 July, with a match against the Bahamas at the TCIFA National Academy.

Dispute over CIFA finances following Cayman’s World Cup qualifiers

A dispute over payments to players is at the centre of the latest controversy surrounding the Cayman Islands Football Association and the players and support staff on the Cayman Islands Men's National Football Team. 

Ben Pugh resigns from Cayman football

Senior national football head coach Ben Pugh left the Cayman Islands Football Association “surprised” on 6 July, after submitting his resignation letter. “Resigning as head...

CIFA to address national players’ complaints

The Cayman Islands Football Association executive committee is aiming to address the complaints against the organisation made by several players from the Cayman Islands men's national team.

National footballers log complaints against CIFA

Senior members of the Cayman Islands national football team are concerned that the behaviour of the officials who run the sport is jeopardising their chances of success on the pitch.

CIFA staff receives first aid training

Staff at the Cayman Islands Football Association spent Tuesday, 25 May, at the Cayman Corporate Centre taking a one-day certification course in first aid.

CIFA set to appeal US$55,500 fine

The Cayman Islands Football Association is seeking to appeal the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decision to fine CIFA US$55,500. The proposed fine stems from incidents at...

Elite women in historic sweep with last-minute goal

On Sunday, 16 May, drama was on the cards at the Annex with exciting finishes in both the women’s and men’s FA Cup finals.

Sunset denies Cayman Athletic premier league promotion

Sunset defeated Cayman Athletic 2-0 to retain their spot in the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League in a match on Sunday, 9 May at the Annex.

University sports round-up: Caymanian athletes in the spotlight

Kansas State University sophomore Shalysa Wray helped her teammates claim the 17th-fastest time in the nation after helping clock 3:32.91 in the 4x400 metre...

Bodden Town to face Academy in men’s FA Cup finals

Bodden Town will take on Academy in the Cayman Islands Football Association FA Cup finals.

Sunset advances to FA Cup semifinals

Sunset Football Club have advanced to the semifinals in the Cayman Islands Football Association Women’s FA Cup tournament.

Whittaker addresses several topics

Cayman Compass sports journalist Seaford Russell Jr sits down with the Cayman Islands Football Association president Alfredo Whittaker to discuss several topics, including the first...

Alliance eliminated from FA Cup following 6-0 thrashing

The first round of the Cayman Islands Football Association FA Cup tournament wrapped up over the weekend with Scholars International handing Alliance a 6-0 beating.

Cayman footballers suffer double-digit defeat to Canada

Cayman’s hopes of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 are all but over, after Canada registered one goal shy of a dozen in a World Cup qualifying encounter on Monday at the IMG Academy in Florida.

All clear for national footballers after negative COVID-19 test

After a one-day postponement of Cayman’s World Cup qualifier against Canada, Cayman Islands Football Association president Alfredo Whittaker confirmed the squad is COVID-free and...

Suriname secures first win against Cayman Islands

Cayman's hopes of winning Group B and advancing in the World Cup qualifiers have taken a hit, after the national team lost their opening match on 24 March against Suriname.

Alfredo Whittaker speaks on WC Qualifiers

Cayman Compass sports journalist Seaford Russell Jr sits down with the Cayman Islands Football Association president Alfredo Whittaker to discuss several topics surrounding the...

MacBain scores winning goal in President’s Cup finals

Elite SC beat defending champions Scholars International 1-0 to claim the CIFA Women's President’s Cup on Sunday, 14 March, at the Annex.

Cayman and Canada to face off in Florida

The Cayman Islands is set to play Canada in their World Cup qualifying match in Florida on Sunday, 28 March.

Scholars finish league play on a high

The final match in the Cayman Islands Football Association Men’s Premier League featured Scholars International Sports Club defeating Latinos 1-0 to put an exclamation...

World Cup qualifiers still on for Cayman

The Cayman Islands men’s national football team is still set to open Group B World Cup qualifying matches by travelling to play Suriname on Wednesday, 24 March.

Latinos wins President’s Cup for the second straight season

Latinos defeated Bodden Town 3-0 to claim the Cayman Islands Football Association Wednesday at the Annex.

Scholars declared league champions with two fixtures left

Scholars International Sports Club have won the Cayman Islands Men's Premier League title, following a 2-0 victory over Sunset over the weekend.

Scholars scores the double over Bodden Town

Scholars International defeated the current Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League champions Bodden Town FC 2-0 Sunday night at the Ed Bush Stadium.

Football, squash receive largest amounts in sports budget

Cayman's squash and football associations are now the top beneficiaries in government's sports budget with each allocated $150,000 for this year. The funds distributed to...

Latinos and Bodden Town set to clash in President’s Cup finals

Latinos FC will take on Bodden Town FC in the Cayman Islands Football Association  President’s Cup finals.

Cayman to open World Cup qualifying in March

Cayman's men’s national football team has a new schedule for World Cup qualifying after the original slate was scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Scholars blanks defending champs

Scholars International beat defending Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League champion Bodden Town 6-0 on Sunday at Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Jonah Ebanks added...

Surefooted: Meet CIFA’s new goal-scoring king

Scholars’ Jonah Ebanks has taken the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League by storm. The forward has 11 goals through five games – more than...

FOOTBALL: Ebanks’ hat trick keeps Scholars rolling

Scholars forward Jonah Ebanks netted a hat trick over the weekend to extend his goal-scoring lead and keep his team perfect in Cayman Islands...

FOOTBALL: Transfers give CIFA Premier League new look

A handful of offseason transfers have given the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League a new look and have the potential to shift the balance of the league.

FOOTBALL: Ebanks’ hat trick propels Scholars as CIFA seasons begin

Jonah Ebanks scored three times to give Scholars a 5-1 season-opening win over Future on Saturday, propelling his club to the top of the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League.

Football: CIFA leagues kick off this weekend

Premier League, Women's Premier League and First Division all in action.

Whittaker: World Cup qualifying delay will benefit Cayman

Cayman Islands Football Association president Alfredo Whittaker says the recent decision to push back regional World Cup qualifying tournaments will benefit Cayman’s men’s national football team.

Cayman’s World Cup qualifying campaign postponed

Cayman's qualifying campaign for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has been postponed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The Confederation of North, Central...

Cayman’s World Cup qualifying campaign may be postponed

Cayman’s national men’s football team may join several other countries in postponing their World Cup qualifying matches due to travel restrictions and other issues...

Underdogs rise to the occasion in President’s Cup finals

Latinos men's and Scholars women's football teams take their respective CIFA President's Cup titles.

Bodden Town claims title as footballers return to pitch

Bodden Town Football Club beat East End 3-0 at the Annex on Sunday to clinch the 2019/2020 Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League title.

CIFA premier leagues to resume next month

CIFA says it's unaware of any players having tested positive for COVID-19 and it will be providing free testing for players through 10 July.

Sporting entities mull future after latest regulations announced

Associations, clubs and athletes are in planning mode following government’s announcement that pools, gyms and contact sports will soon be allowed.

Football Association eyes return to pitch

Cayman Islands Football Association leaders are hoping to finish the 2019/20 Premier League season which was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sporting associations go online

Leagues turn to video challenges to keep athletes fit, engaged
345 Kante earned their first three points after defeating Bodden Town 5-0 in round 1 of the CIFA under-15 league.

345 Kante wins U15 opening league game

The Cayman Islands Football Association Under-15 league kicked into action with 345 Kante picking up a big 5-0 victory over favourites Bodden Town

Win keeps Nations League group title hopes alive

Cayman beats Saint Martin 1-0 on Ebanks’ penalty Cayman kept alive its Group A title hopes Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Saint Martin at...

CIFA donates balls, jerseys to Savannah Primary

The Cayman Islands Football Associated gifted 15 footballs and football jerseys Tuesday to Savannah Primary School for use in their after-school football programme.

Cayman Islands Premier League gears up for new season

The Cayman Islands Premier League will be back next month with a brand-new format.

Football exec Blake vows to fight corruption charges

Football executive Bruce Blake has vowed to “vigorously defend” himself against corruption allegations after being charged with multiple offences late last week.

FIFA signals CIFA will receive renewed funding

Cayman was welcomed back into the global football community Friday, when FIFA President Gianni Infantino led a delegation to visit the headquarters of the Cayman Islands Football Association.

Former football officials Watson, Blake charged

Two former senior officials of the Cayman Islands Football Association have been charged with a string of offences, including money laundering and false accounting, in connection with an ongoing corruption probe.

CIFA Youth Football Leagues: Sunset Under 15 girls secure double

With the 2019 Cayman Islands Football Association youth leagues coming to a close, play in the Youth FA Cup competitions have grabbed the headlines recently as clubs look to end the season on a high.

Sunset FC and Elite SC teams share Girls Under-18 titles

In a week filled with exciting games in the 2019 Cayman Islands Football Association youth leagues, Sunset FC lifted the Girls Under-18 FA Cup with a narrow 3-2 victory over Elite SC, while Elite SC were officially crowned Girls Under-18 league champions.

Action continues in the Boys Under 11 FA Cup

The first round of the 2019 Cayman Islands Football Association Boys Under 11 FA Cup took place Saturday at the Annex Field in George Town.

2019 Youth Football Leagues: 345 FC I win Boys Under 11 league

The 2019 Cayman Islands Football Association Boys Under 11 regular season concluded Saturday, with 345 FC I claiming the championship following a 3-1 victory over Sunset FC Warriors at the Annex Field.

CIFA: Youth leagues return with playoffs and FA Cup games

Football action returned Saturday in the 2019 Cayman Islands Football Association youth leagues with FA Cup quarter-final games in the Girls Under-11 league and playoffs in the Boys Under-11 league.

CIFA Youth Football Leagues: Boys Under 11 playoffs and Under 15 FA Cup begin

The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues continued on Saturday, with the highlights of the day involving the Boys Under 11 league playoffs and the first round of the Boys Under 15 FA Cup.

Cayman Islands Football Association crowns youth league champion

The Cayman Islands Football Association crowned its first 2019 youth league champion on Saturday, as Sunset FC Fusion secured the Girls Under 11 league title.

Youth Football Leagues: Under 13 girls take centre stage

The Cayman Islands Football Association youth leagues continued Saturday with the Girls Under 13 league kicking off the day’s activities.

CIFA Youth Football Leagues return

The Cayman Islands Football Association youth leagues returned on Saturday, following a two-week midterm break, highlighted by action in the Girls Under 11, Boys Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 divisions.

FIFA to resume funding Cayman football

The findings of an audit into the finances of the Cayman Islands Football Association will not be made public, the association’s president Alfredo Whittaker has said.

Youth Football Leagues: Sunset Under 11 Girls victorious

Several games in the Cayman Islands Football Association youth leagues were postponed Saturday due to the mid-term break. However, parents and supporters were entertained by the few games that were played.

Youth Football Leagues: East End United triumph in district battle

The Cayman Islands Football Association youth leagues continued Saturday, with action in the Boys Under 11 and Girls Under 13 games at the Annex Field.

Youth football leagues: George Town U-11 Boys score first win of the season

Focus resumed on the Boys and Girls Under 11 age-groups as the Cayman Islands Football Association youth leagues continued Saturday with a full schedule of games at the Annex Field.

Ninth delay in Webb sentencing

Nearly four years after he was arrested in a dawn raid at a Zurich hotel, former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb has still not been sentenced for his part in a worldwide football corruption scandal.

Sunset Under 13 girls battle for bragging rights

The Cayman Islands Football Association youth leagues continued Saturday with games in the Girls Under 13 and Boys Under 11 and Under 13 leagues.

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