Local football clubs have eye on ball for CFU game

| 20/03/2012

footballer.JPG(CNS): Local football players are gearing up for Group 1 of the CFU Club Championships which start next weekend. Last season's Cayman Premier League champions, Elite Sports Club, and runners-up, George Town Sports Club, and Bermuda Premier League champions, North Village Rams, will contest in three matches at the T. E. McField Playing Field between 25 and 29 March. The group winners and the best runners-up of the three groups will advance to the next round, which is to be played in Puerto Rico, against the Puerto Rico Islanders and Caledonia AIA of Trinidad in May. George Town SC Head Coach, Lee Ramoon,said it was a great opportunity for local players to compete in the region.

“‘Some guys had the privilege to represent the national team and play at that level; however, most of our players don't get such opportunity, so it is wonderful for our players to participate in this prestige event," he said.

Elite SC Head Coach, Gregory Ebanks said not only was it a lifetime opportunity but both the local teams playing in the regional tournament were looking to advance further and compete in Puerto Rico."

Mark Scotland, the Minister of Sports asked for people to encourage and support Elite and George Town at a recent press briefing about the football competition. “These are big games we will play here, and we need the support of our fans to use the home advantage," he said.

Players Jairo Sanchez, from Elite SC and Miguel Pitta from elite thanked everyone for their support and noted that although some of the players competing have played on the international stage before the competition would help develop the teams “This competition will help us to get better, so we need everyone's support to use this opportunity to qualify to the next round," they said.
All matches will take place at the Annex Field and tickets are on sale by $10.00 for a single match and $15.00 for all three matches.
Sunday, 25 March 2012 – 7:00 p.m. – George Town vs. North Village Rams
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 – 7:30 p.m. – Elite SC vs. North Village Rams
Thursday, 29 March 2012 – 7:30 p.m. – Elite SC vs. George Town SC

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