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CONCACAF NATIONS CUP: Saint Lucia vs Caymans Today

Football action continues today in the inaugural CONCACAF Nations Cup; Saint Lucia will come up against the Cayman Islands at 8.00 p.m. at the national stadium in Cayman Islands. A 22 man squad including five officials left the island on Thursday 15th November 2018 to participate in that competition.

According to reports from the Saint Lucia Football Association Headquarters in La Clery, the Technical staff has made one change in attack with the return of Jevrik Mac Farlane from Vieux Fort South who will be replacing Nicholas Lawrence from Gros Islet.

Mac Farlane scored the final goal for Saint Lucia on match day 1 versus Antigua and Barbuda giving his team a 3-0 win.

Saint Lucia made a few changes for their showdown against Haiti; the home team played their home game in Martinique as the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground was not available due to Saint Lucia’s hosting of the ICC Women’s Cricket T20 World Cup.

According to the SLFA, it cost Saint Lucia close to $80,000 to play what was supposed to be their home game against the Haitians in Martinique.

Saint Lucia went down to the Haitians 2-1.

By all indications, the team is set to give a good show on the pitch against the Caymanians.

The full squad reads: Zaine Pierre (captain), Alvinus Myers, Andrus Remy, Cassius Joseph, Delon Neptune, Giovanni Deterville, Jevick McFarlane, Kurt Frederick, Lester Joseph, Malik St.Prix, Melanius Mullarkey, Melvin Doxilly, Otev Lawrence, Pernell Williams, Ridel Stanislas, Shawn Evans and Vino Barclett.

In Cayman Islands, the team will be under the watchful eyes of Head coach: Francis Mc Donald, Assistant Coach: Sean Kirton, Manager: Denver Edmund, Goal Keeper Coach: Jeff Emmanuel and Head of Delegation: Kendall Emmanuel.

The Saint Lucia team is expected back home on Sunday 18th.

Saint Lucia’s next game will be against Aruba on Monday 25th March 2019.

Other matches on the card for today; Cuba versus the Dominican Republic at 4.30 p.m., Jamaica plays Suriname at 8.00 p.m. and Nicaragua takes on Haiti at 9.00 p.m.

On Sunday 18th, Turks and Caicos Islands versus Saint Vincent and the Grenadines from 4.00p.m., Bahamas plays Anguilla at 7.00 p.m., Barbados takes on United States Virgin Islands at 7.00 p.m. and Saint Kitts and Nevis comes up against Canada at 8.00 p.m.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

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