September 19, 2020

Cayman Islands football team defeated by Suriname

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The Cayman Under 23 team which saw eight players take to the field against Suriname.

Eight members of the Cayman under 23 football team stepped up to play for the national side in their World Cup qualifier against Suriname.

But despite the gamble of playing the young guns, the brave eleven lost out 1-0 on their road to Brazil.

The Cayman Islands National Football Team will now have to rethink their strategies if they want to go to the World Cup.

From the line-up of the under 23’s Theron Wood, Demion Williams, Donald Solomon, Nicholas Ebanks, Tex Whitelocke, Raymon Sealy, Luigi Hernandez and Andre McFarlane all represent the national team.

The decisive strike came by way of a penalty kick 11 minutes into the first half of the game. Suriname’s player, Friso Cabinho took the penalty shot which deceived Cayman’s goalkeeper.

Despite playing quality football and creating a solid line of defense, the Caymanians did not respond in time to secure a draw or a victory.

Cayman’s National Senior men’s team will have a good opportunity to apply their fine-tuning when they face El Salvador on Tuesday at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

Captain Ian Lindo expressed the need for Caymanians to support the National team, stressing that the assurance of the public support will act as a morale booster for the team.

The first time captain will be looking to make a good impression on the team, and says that the team is unified and confident about their campaign.

Captain Ian Lindo

He said: “We have been training together and playing together for a long time now and I am fully aware of what the other teams are capable of doing. We just have to go out there collectively with one goal in mind, which is to win and make our country proud.

“It is my first time as captain at this level and I will be playing my role with pride. I have a lot of confidence in my team. We have trained together for a long time, under the instructions of coach Carl Brown and our fitness instructor Thiago Cunha. We are not going to allow their efforts to go in vain.

The public is being encouraged to wear red, take along their horns and drums, carry their national flags, and come out in their numbers to support the national team.

The match kicks off at 7:30pm tonight.

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