USL Website Highlight Zeiko Lewis & Bermuda

June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The USL Championship website highlighted Zeiko Lewis and the Bermuda Gold Cup team, with the US-based organisation showcasing one of their own league players, as Lewis plays professionally within the USL for the Charleston Battery team.

In an article entitled ‘Battery’s Lewis, Bermuda Embracing Arrival on Big Stage,’ the USL website said, “To be sure, there’s a tremendous amount of pride running through Bermuda’s Men’s National Team as it competes at the Concacaf Gold Cup for the first time in the country’s history. But make no mistake, Zeiko Lewis and his teammates aren’t simply there to make up the numbers.

“It’s a great honor to take part in the event, but we didn’t come here just to take part,” said Lewis ahead of the Gombey Warriors’ clash with regional power Costa Rica on Thursday night. “We came to win, just as everybody else did, and we’re giving our best and pushing every day to get a win and to win the tournament, just the same as every other country.”

“The Charleston Battery’s playmaker has been one of the figures at the forefront of the rise in Bermudan soccer over the past decade, alongside others like Nahki Wells and Reggie Lambe, who joined Lewis as the side’s leading scorers during Concacaf Nations League Qualifying that saw the side earn its berth at this summer’s tournament.

“Playing high-profile games is definitely going to help us grow as a national team and as players ourselves,” said Lewis. “Bigger nations, they play at a high level all the time, so when we play them, we know we have to step our game up, and that also shows us a level of professionalism that we need to maintain and sustain at all times.”

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“Learning from those experiences will go toward the long-term aim for Lewis and his teammates of making sure that this year’s Gold Cup appearance is followed by another in two years,” the report on the USL website added.

“If it can accomplish that, it could set up a consistent cycle of opportunity for players on the island nation as it looks to build on what has been established since the start of this decade.

“For the nine players currently based at domestic clubs in Bermuda, the Gold Cup and Nations League should offer a chance to put their abilities on show as they look to move to higher levels of competition in the future, helping build future cycles of success.

You can read the full story here on USL Championship website.

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Bermuda’s team includes Nahki Wells, Dante Leverock, Jonte Smith, Reggie Lambe, Dale Eve, Oliver Jalen Harvey, Calon Minors, Roger Lee, Kacy Milan Butterfield, Jaylon Bather, Lejaun Simmons, Donte Brangman, Chikosi Basden, Zeiko Lewis, Willie Clemons, Jahquil Hill, Osagi Bascome, Cecoy Robinson, Justin Donawa, Wendell Tre Ming, Liam Evans, Marco Warren, and Quinaceo Hunt.

The Gombey Warriors have already played Haiti, and will take on Costa Rica on June 20th in Dallas, and then match up against Nicaragua on June 24th in New Jersey, and in an effort to provide comprehensive coverage of Bermuda’s debut in this highly prestigious regional competition, Bernews has a dedicated reporter traveling with the team in order to bring all the latest action and insights, with the special coverage thanks to the support of Butterfield & Vallis, One Communications, and Security Associates.

If you want additional coverage, please feel free to join Bernews new Sports Facebook group, where our traveling reporter is providing daily updates and some ‘behind the scenes’ coverage.

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