TRINIDAD AND Tobago’s beach soccer unit defied odds on their way to being crowned 2015 Lucayan Cup champions when the three-day competition climaxed along the white sands of the Beach Soccer and Futsal Facility in Malcolm Park, Bahamas, on Sunday.
T&T’s national beach soccer team will take part in th Bahamas Football Association’s Lucayan Cup Challenge this weekend alongside teams from Mexico and the host country.
AFTER CAPTAINING the Trinidad and Tobago beach soccer team to fifth position at the CONCACAF qualifiers earlier this month, Ryan Augustine will make his much anticipated return in Brazil today, when he begins a three-week training regime with stalwart South American beach soccer clubs, Flamengo and Botafogo.
Seasoned beach soccer custodian, Zane Coker, completed his first season as a BSC Bienne Hatchets player in the Suzuki Swiss Beach Soccer League when action concluded along the sandy circuit last week.
MAKAN Hislop is the only footballer to play on the National Football Team and the National Beach Football Team. This very pleasant and personable young man is from Hope village.
National beach soccer goalkeeper, Zane Coker, is carded to make his debut for Suzuki Swiss Beach Soccer League outfit, BSC Bienne Hatchets, today, in the club’s last match before the league takes a break for this month’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
The 4-3 win for Trinidad and Tobago over Guatemala was a thorough use of energy on both halves of the pitch. Guatemala was on their heels in the opening minutes and were trying to run and catch-up for the entire match. Guatemala had more than enough firepower and weapons to make things tighter, which they did at times, but the Trinidad and Tobago energy and desire was too much. The win for the Soca Warriors puts them in 5th place, a very admirable position among the 16 highly competitive teams that took part in the tournament. The loss was not how Guatemala wanted to finish the event, but a sixth place finish is very difficult in CONCACAF and things could have been very different for Los Chapines had the ball bounced their way earlier in the week.
Newly signed Bienne Hatchets goalkeeper, Zane Coker, arrived in Switzerland on Wednesday after a lengthy trip across the Caribbean and Europe.
The 4-1 win for Trinidad and Tobago was very deliberate and surgical as they slowly but surely broke down the sturdy Bahamas defense and took an early lead but did not secure matters or have things settled completely until the minutes. The Bahamas found themselves in a hole and had to dig their way out, which expended much of their energy. The Bahamas did find the next level of excitement late in the frame but Trinidad and Tobago were able to weather the storm and hold on for the win. The victory means that Trinidad and Tobago will play for outright 5th place on Saturday, against Guatemala. The tough loss does not mean the end of the event for the Bahamas as they will play in the 7th place match on Saturday against Jamaica.