BFA names CONCACAF Beach Soccer World Cup team

Lesly St. Fleur makes a move to the goal during team Bahamas’ 2-4 loss to the United States on Sunday. (Credit: Beach Soccer Bahamas.)

The Bahamas Football Association (BFA) yesterday named the team that will represent the country at the upcoming CONCACAF Beach Soccer World Championships.

The team departs for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on May 11. Action in the sand runs May 13-19.

Last month, The Bahamas was drawn into Group C, along with the United States, Antigua and Barbuda and Bonaire.

The tournament begins with a round robin format, where teams will compete in four groups of four teams. The top two teams will advance to represent the CONCACAF region at the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Asuncion, Paraguay, November 19- December 1.

Team Bahamas is made up by: Gavin Christie, Gary Joseph, Lesly St. Fleur, Michael Butler, Nesley Jean, Kyle Williams, Daron Beneby, Dwayne Forbes, jean Francois, James Thompson, Timothy Munnings, Torin Ferguson and Nathan Wells.

Larry Minns will serve as the team’s manager. Luis Escobar Passos Da Silva is the head coach, and he will be assisted by Wilson DaCosta.

Six teams have already qualified for the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: host Paraguay, along with Japan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria and Senegal.

Other participating teams include Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands and the US Virgin Islands.