Bermuda One Of ’10 Reasons’ To Love Gold Cup

June 13, 2019

[Written by Don Burgess]

We already love Bermuda, but now the rest of the world can fall in love too.

The Major League Soccer website listed Bermuda as two of the ”10 reasons to fall in love with the Concacaf Gold Cup this summer.”

The article states Bermuda “might not harbour any dreams of winning the tournament,” but it is making history all the same just by qualifying for its first Gold Cup appearance.

That section also highlighted Bermuda stars Nahki Wells, Reggie Lambe, and Zeiko Lewis saying the “trio combined for nine goals in four games during qualifying as Bermuda knocked El Salvador and the Dominican Republic.”

Bermuda was also highlighted as “the Concacaf nickname you need to know.”

Sports reporter and’s ExtraTime host Andrew Wiebe said that while he’s a fan of Guyana’s Golden Jaguars name the “Concacaf nickname you need to know” has to be the “Gombey Warriors of Bermuda.”

He explained the history behind the Gombeys noting that from gross injustice came a “cherished Bermudian cultural tradition and nickname for their men’s soccer team, which is about to embark on its first Gold Cup.”

Andrew Wiebe tweet June 2019

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 will take on Haiti on June 16th in Costa Rica, then 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 Bermuda Security Group.

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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