Bermuda To Play In World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

December 24, 2014

The Bermuda Football Association [BFA] has revealed that Bermuda will participate in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers during the FIFA international match window in March of 2015.

A spokesperson said, “Bermuda has been placed in Pot H with St Kitts and Nevis, Belize, Dominica, Montserrat, Barbados and Nicaragua. The teams in Pot H will be drawn against teams in Pot I, including Turks and Caicos, Curacao, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, and Anguilla.

“The team will be lead by experienced coaches Andrew Bascome and Dennis Brown. John Barry Nusum will also join the staff as assistant coach.

“The technical department has taken a long-term view of the senior team and anticipates a youthful under 25 team to be assembled that will compete in the next three FIFA tournaments; FIFA World Cup 2018, Caribbean Cup 2016, and FIFA World Cup 2022. The BFA said that they anticipate a formal training squad to be announced in January 2015.

“The coaches have been able to evaluate the locally based players over the course of the first half of the domestic season. Additionally, over the Christmas period there will be a series of trial matches that will take advantage of overseas based players being at home.”

Players invited to participate in the match on December 29 include Chioke Trott, Stefan Dill, Quintonio Lema, Jair Minors, Dakai Grant, Jalen Harvey, Anthony Hunter, Donte Brangman, Jaylon Bather, Reico Trott, Troy Tucker, Zeiko Lewis, Marco Warren, Casey Castle, Tre Ming, Drewondae Bascome, Rakeem Deshields, Shane Hollis, William White, Jibri Salaam, Chae Brangman, and Tevan Tyrell.

Players invited to participate in the match on December 30 include Chioke Trott, Stefan Dill, Troy Hall, Z. Burgess, Quintonio Lema, Jair Minors, Dakai Grant, Jalen Harvey, Anthony Hunter, Donte Brangman, Jaylon Bather, Reico Trott, Troy Tucker, Zeiko Lewis, Marco Warren, Casey Castle, Tre Ming, Drewondae Bascome, Rakeem Deshields, Shane Hollis, William White, Jibri Salaam, Chae Brangman, Clay Darrell, Dominique Williams, Naeem Griffith, Angelo Simmons, Antwan Russell, Keishan Bean, Shakir Smith, Damon Ming, Cecoy Robinson, Mauriq Hill, Jahnai Raynor, Moses Steede, Chris Casey, Tevan Tyrell, Jaz – Ratteray Smith, Leo Burgess, and Tyrell Burgess.

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  1. San George says:

    Why?

    • hmmm says:

      Makes perfect sense to me. Football is a team game. Those younger players are more likely to work and grow together as a unit with the philosophy the Coach implements.

  2. PBanks says:

    Good news that we’re getting back into the international arena. We don’t have the advantages that some of our fellow squads did in having recent international experience, hopefully the BFA’s plans will prepare the team in a way that we’re ready for all-comers.

  3. Danny says:

    Long term view associated with the BFA Technical Department …LOL

    • Jonah says:

      Duh! Of course they will participate. It’s the World Cup.

      If the BFA had a long term view they would have never disbanded the senior national team. It is however in keeping with their priorities, I.e., administrators first and players a distant after thought. A means to an end.

      Sad bunch that…

  4. chipp says:

    On the positive side yes on the negative side no this why we dont grow we put ourselves last and the wrong things first good luck bda please dont give up

  5. puma says:

    All I can say is eat well,sleep well,train well…and if you work out or physically train do so in the afternoon early evening so yo r body repairs rests and retains muscle mass while you sleep…eat well in the evenings….one last thing walk backwards up a hill twice…three times a week…this will give your legs muscle for phe nominal bursts of speed …and train with a smaller footbal…on dry beach sand…with the commitment that Somerset cricket team have…