Bodden Town captain eyes up competition

| 17/11/2014

(CIFA): Despite watching ten-man Singapore U-23 lose the opener of the Ocean Football Confederation (OFC) President’s Cup, Bodden Town FC Captain Ramon Sealy is not taking their opponent lightly. Bodden Town open their campaign, Wednesday at the Trusts Arena against Singapore, so Sealy and his team arrived early, watched closely and took notes, as their Group A counterparts kicked off the tournament. At the end of ninety minutes, Auckland City FC cruised to a 4-0 victory over the Singapore, who played the majority of the match with ten men. In his post match observation Sealy said, “The early red really affected Singapore, allowing Auckland to move the ball and keep possession well.”

Sealy, a graduate of the University of West Florida gave credit to Singapore’s resilience in the face of adversity. “It’s hard work going down to ten men early, but I still feel like Singapore will be a difficult team to face.”

Sealy who has represented the Cayman Islands internationally in football and cricket believes the conditions are perfect for his team to perform. “We have to work hard, knock the ball around and not worry about what the other team is doing. Working hard, communicating with each other and focusing on our task will help us be victorious.”

With less than 48 hours to go before their opening match, the Bodden Town players expressed excitement with the opportunity to compete in front an appreciative crowd at the world class Trusts Arena. “It’s a tremendous honour for me and the Bodden Town team to be here,” Sealy said. “The field at the stadium is of absolute quality. The field allows for us to knock the ball well which plays to our style.”

Bodden Town tackles Singapore and Auckland FC in Group A.

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