Beach Soccer Challenge begins today

Beach Soccer Challenge begins today

The Bahamas men’s beach soccer team is set to defend its home turf this weekend in the inaugural Bahamas Beach Soccer Challenge.

Over the course of the three-day tournament at the Bahamas Beach Soccer Facility, team Bahamas will take on Spain, Mexico and the United States.

The Bahamas plays its first game tonight against Mexico at 7:15 p.m., and then goes against Spain on Saturday and closes against the United States on Sunday. Both of those games take place at 7:15 p.m. as well.

“Since playing in the Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifier, the team wanted more matches and now we have another big tournament on our shores, so the team is excited and I’m hoping that the fans are excited as well to see us play against them,” said national team member Gavin Christie.

“We have played each of the teams previously over the years, but this is a very high calibre tournament with some very big teams.

“We have some very experienced teams with experienced players, so every match is going to be a fight to the end. We need more tournaments like this. In order to grow the team, we need to play more high-level matches on a consistent basis.”

Along with Christie, team Bahamas is made up by goalkeepers Julio Jemison and Ivan Rolle, along with Kyle Williams, Nesly Jean, Dwayne Forbes, Daron Beneby, Lesly St Fleur and Jean Francois. The head coach is Roberto Ceciliano.