Sachiel Ming On Bermuda Goal And Honduras

June 8, 2024 | 0 Comments

[Written by Stephen Wright]

Sachiel Ming has reflected on his “exciting moment” after scoring his first Bermuda goal to earn them a 1-1 draw away to Antigua and Barbuda in their opening 2026 Concacaf World Cup qualifier on Wednesday [June 5].

Coming on as an 84th-minute substitute with Bermuda pushing for an equaliser, Ming netted in the 90th minute from close range after excellent work from Kane Crichlow.


The 18-year-old said he was too focused on helping his side conjure up a winner in added time to enjoy the special moment.

“It was a nice moment for me – I was very happy,” Ming told Bernews.

“Djair had a flash shot, which was blocked, with Kane reading the funny bounce and crossing the ball first time.

“The ball was slightly behind me, so I took a touch, and it was a tap in.

“It was exciting for me. I was energised about the possibility of the win being back on – I felt we had something going.”

Ming, who came on at right back, admits Bermuda did not make the most of their superior swathes of possession and glut of scoring chances.

“It’s not a horrendous result, but we should have capitalised on our possession and chances,” he said.

“We had 23 shots to their seven and had 63 per cent of the possession.”

Ming and his team-mates had to spend the night at Miami International Airport on Thursday after their flight was cancelled.

The team arrived home yesterday morning in preparation to face Honduras at the Flora Duffy Stadium tomorrow [June 9].

“Last night [Thursday] was a rough one – we had to sleep at Miami airport, which was a minor setback,” he said. “We’re back on track now.”

The winger expects Honduras to be the most accomplished team Bermuda face in group A, the Central Americans making a flying start to their second-round campaign, beating Cuba 3-1 at home on Thursday.

“Honduras will probably be the best team we face in our group, so we need to come out hard and strong,” said Ming, who has earned a scholarship to NCAA Division I powerhouse Syracuse University in New York.

“If I play, it will be my first Bermuda game in front of a home crowd. We’re looking forward to it.”

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