TEAM Bahamas is currently fourth in Group A at the CONCACAF Men’s U17 Qualifiers.
The side improved to a 2-1 record as they blanked the British Virgin Islands on Saturday, September 3 at the IMG Academy Field in Bradenton, Florida. William Gardiner was named the man of the match and Robert Holcombe scored the lone goal at minute 33.
The Bahamas continues play this morning against Bermuda at 9am.This match will mark the fourth CONCACAF Men’s U-17 qualifying meeting between the two sides.
In 2010, the Bahamas won the first match 1-0 but Bermuda took the next two matches 5-1 (2010) and 4-0 (2014). Bermuda is the top team in the group, undefeated at 3-0 with nine points. They are also the top scorers with 15 goals without surrendering a single score.
Guyana, Bonaire, and the Bahamas are all tied at 2-1 with six points.
The British Virgin Islands and Saint Martin remain winless at 0-3. The Bahamas opened the competition with a 2-1 win over Saint Martin. After an early goal from Saint Martin’s Jaheim Lake, they surged ahead with goals from Reuben Edgecombe (32’) and Kai Perez (63’) to get the win.
In their second match, Team Bahamas suffered a 4-0 loss to Guyana.The qualifying round robin group stage will be played through September 8.
Team Bahamas includes James King, Toby Cartwright, Claudius Curtis, Kai Perez, Kristan Watchorn, Luca Chiacchiari, Jaxon Bethel, Matthew Holst, Conry Raine, Nahum Johnson, Cameron Pratt, Ahmaad Smith, Jack Massey, Jordan Cheetham, Reuben Edgecombe, William Gardiner, Robert Holcombe, Atarri Moss, Dylan Archer and Deron Ferguson.
Nesly Jean is the head coach, assisted by Kevin Davies and goalkeeper coach Avery Kemp. The four group winners will advance to the 2023 CONCACAF Men’s U17 Championship, joining the top 16 ranked nations that have been seeded directly into the group stage of the 2023 CMU17 Championship.