• Wednesday Oct 26, 2016

    Jamaica pleased with CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship group

    Action from the 2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship match between Jamaica (yellow jersey) and the United States. (Photo: Mexsport)

     

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Head coach Andrew Price says he is content with Jamaica’s group for the next CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, which will be contested February 20-26, 2017, in the Bahamas.

    The Reggae Boyz were drawn earlier this month into Group A with the host nation, Belize and Guyana. Price hopes to improve on the 2015 performance, when Jamaica was eliminated in the quarterfinals by the United States, 7-3, after posting wins in two of the three group-stage games.

    “I am pretty satisfied with the draw,” said the Boys’ Town FC head coach. “We are currently seeded two in our group, so we will have to go to Bahamas and perform. Our final game of the group is with Bahamas, which should be a thrilling game. We have played each other twice in internationals and the games have been close with each team winning a game both in overtime. We are not discounting the other countries in the group. Guyana is an unknown team for us. We played Belize at the last tournament and beat them, but it is fresh slate, so we must be prepared for all teams.

    “If we are looking at progress over our period of participation definitely our first goal is to get to the quarterfinals and then take it from there. It is our ambition to get to the semifinals and see where it leaves us. Anything can happen after that.”

    With eight of the 16 participating teams originating from the Caribbean, Price is confident that the region will make a better overall impression than in past competitions and push for FIFA Beach World Cup places.

    “I believe as a Caribbean nation, like all our other neighbors, active competition is required for our progress,” he finished. “We also need to establish consistent leagues in our respective islands so we can continue to progress. Also each member association needs to establish Beach Soccer facilities as an investment in Beach Soccer, which is less demanding on the resources of the federation with numerous beaches. With this, the CFU members shall thrive more in CONCACAF Beach events.”

    Jamaica’s best final placement in a CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship was fifth place in 2006.

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