Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Barbados on CFU Mission


Share post:

We won’t be taking any team for granted.

​With those words from head coach Colin Forde, Barbados’ agenda has been set for the first qualifying round in the Caribbean Football Union’s annual tournament.

The team heads off to Martinique tomorrow morning to do battle against the hosts, Suriname and Bonaire.

“We have to take every team seriously. Martinique is well established with their French style and Suriname has their Dutch connections and even though Bonaire is unknown we will play them just as hard,” Forde told the SUNDAY SUN.

The Bajans will be bolstered by the inclusion of Wigan’s Emmerson Boyce who will captain the team.

Forde said that Boyce’s experience will be crucial to the organisation of the side.

He added that he was very pleased with the composition of the squad.

​​Good mixture

​​“We have a good mixture of youth and experience that can get the job done.

“We have the experience of players like Rommel Burgess and Barry Skeete and youngsters like Sebastian Hunte and Jomo Harris who came through from the under-17 ranks.”

Barbados’ first group game is against Suriname on Wednesday, followed by matches against Bonaire and Martinique on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Only one team will progress to the next round.

Forde knows all too well it won’t be an easy road.

“We know what we are up against but I have confidence we are up to the task,” he said. (AT)


Previous article
Next article


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Usain Bolt named ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Ambassador

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The International Cricket Council (ICC) have announced Olympic legend Usain Bolt as an ambassador...

Missing teen traced

Donisha Keanna Thomas,14, of Alexandria, St. Lucy, who wasreported missing on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, has been traced...

Russian deputy defence minister Timur Ivanov accused of taking bribes

A Russian deputy defence minister has been accused of taking bribes and remanded in custody by a court...

Chief Magistrate a stickler for use of proper English

Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes is not impressed by parents who give their children choices from young and who...