Video: Men’s U17 World Cup Team Return Home

July 26, 2016

The Bermuda Men’s U17 World Cup team returned home tonight [July 26] from St Vincent and the Grenadines, victorious in their efforts, winning Group 3 at the Caribbean Football Union [CFU] Under-17 World Cup Qualifiers.

The group will advance to the CFU final round that will be held in September this year in Trinidad and Tobago.

U17 Boys Football Team Bermuda, July 26 2016-1

Bermuda opened the group, defeating St. Lucia 2 – 1 with goals from Kane Crichlow and T’ai Williams.

The Gombey Warriors defeated group hosts St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1 – 0 with Zuhri Burgess scoring the game’s only goal.

Rahzir Jones scored the goal in the final game for Bermuda which ended in a 1 – 1 tie with Grenada.

Bermuda won Group 3 with a total of seven points.

Coach Dennis Brown, captain Zuhri Burgess, vice-captain Kane Crichlow and Rahzir Jones gave comments at the airport before the group wound up the night in prayer and a team cheer.

The U17 Gombey Warriors team contains several players who are based overseas in the UK and Spain as well as players from the 2015 Open Cup Boys U15 Gold Co-champions.

The team’s head coach is Dennis Brown and assistant coach is Ray Jones. When the team travels in September, Bermuda will face Haiti, Jamaica and home team Trinidad.

Team Players

  • Andrew McDowall
  • Blaiz Hall
  • Brandon Jones
  • Cory Booth
  • Diego Richardson
  • Edry Moore
  • Jahiem Iris
  • Jaquari Paynter
  • Kane Crichlow
  • Keishon Bean
  • Lejaun Matthews
  • Link Smith
  • Mateo Isaac
  • Rahzir Jones
  • Richard Jones
  • San-Tze Burgess
  • Simeon Burrows
  • T’ai Williams
  • Tego Bean
  • Zuhri Burgess

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  1. Dr. the Hon. Ewart F. Brown says:

    Congratulations young men! You might just be the generation that returns Bermuda football to its former greatness!

    • Good job guys, now the real test. Train hard, its gonna get tougher.
      Might be de best thing since de Miami 7 Team.

      • Abs Urd says:

        Really Onion Juice? Do you every get tired of being the first person to say something stupid in this forum? What is wrong with you exactly?

        These young men return with a great result after putting in many long hours of training. Instead of saying something positive, you decide to reply by bringing up one of the saddest days in Bermudas Football History.

        Where you not hugged enough? Did mom have to tie a piece of meat around your neck to get the dog to play with you? What exactly is your problem?

  2. Jeoma Williams says:

    The most awesome part about this news clip is the level of maturity and confidence shown by the young men who addressed the media and the team praying together at the end brought tears to my eyes……just AWESOME!!!! So proud of you all!

  3. Calvin Ming says:

    Congratulations U17 Team,
    Thanks for your commitment to the goal not only in St. Vincent but also here at home. Thank you for being a team and not just a couple of good players and some backup. Thanks you coaches for your high expectations of our young men and thank you coaches and staff for introducing the spiritual side to your players. An inspirational moment for Bermuda. Blessing

  4. Sook says:

    This team is so awesome! Looking forward to the next round in Trinidad. Chin up chest out team…let’s make it amazing in Trinidad!