The 6th Annual Bascome/Lowe Charity Shield Classic saw the Alpha’s come away with a 3 – 0 win over the Kappa’s at National Sports Center.
Classic is named in honor of two powerful community servants who dedicated their entire lives to service (Kappa) Minister Nelson Bascome (deceased) and (Alpha) Rev. Doctor Wilbur Lowe (deceased).
The Alpha’s got goals from Qui Nell Robinson, Zuri Darrell and Anthony Davis.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Bermuda Futsal Federation All-Stars
The BFF will be holding its Annual All-Star Games this Saturday June, 25th at the Bermuda College Gym. This year will see for the first time both Women's and Men's All-Star Teams. The Women play at 7 pm followed by the Men at 8 pm. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend and support the players selected.
Women's All-Star List
West Team Symira Lowe-Darrell, Jya Ratteray-Smith, Micah Pond, Jessica Furtado, Waynesha Bean, Taznae Fubler, Tschana Wade, Sideya Dill, Sierra Fisher
East Team Zahra Gibbons, Akeyla Furbert, Rayni Maybury, Shonte Campbell, Kashintae Fox, Cleshaunay Darrell-Virgil, Sarai Paul, Shuntae Todd, Chevonne Furberti
Men's All-Star List
West Team Dashun Cooper, Julian Carpenter, Sareiko Thomas, Jorge Sanchez, Tahjae Welch, Jaaviad Smith, Travis Boyles, Eli Smith, Mazhye Burchall, Idrees Sharieff, Jahkeylo Burgess, Justin Corday
East Team Nigel Burgess, Nathan Rego, Dunya Taylor, Ian Coke, Shaun Brown, Tyriko Williams, Matthew Gerardo, Clay Darrell, Chris Caisey, Marcelos Thomas, Justin Sousa, Matari Tannock
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Best Named in Caribbean’s All Time Best XI
In a report posted on the homeofcaribbeanfootball.com website by Nathan Carr shows who people voted as the Caribbean’s All Time Best XI.
Making the list was two Bermudian Footballs in Clyde Best and Shaun Goater. Best was selected as a starter, with Goater’s name showing up as an Honorable Mention.
Note: Nominations sent in by the general public were taken into consideration when creating this All Time Best Xl.
Note: Only players who have represented a Caribbean club or country have been included. Not somebody such as Edgar Davids, for example, who was born in Suriname but played for the Netherlands or John Barnes, who was born in Jamaica but played for England.
Note: This is all merely opinion. Some readers might agree, some might well disagree.
Arguably the greatest Bermudian footballer to date, as Tony Hanna points out for West Ham Till I Die, “Clyde Best was one of the first pioneers for the modern black footballer in England.” The Somerset-born striker suffered racist abuse from the stands during the 1960s/70s but his bustling and all-action style made him a firm favorite with the West Ham faithful. Made his Hammers debut aged 18 and went onto net 58 goals across seven seasons. Spent the rest of his career in the USA, playing a combination of indoor and outdoor soccer. Only donned the Bermudian jersey twice, making his debut aged 15. Coached the national team from 1997 to 1999 and was inducted into the country’s National Sports Hall of Fame in 2004, he was awarded an MBE two years later for his services to football and the community. A hero as far as people in Bermuda are concerned.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Parfitt-Williams Reveals his West Ham Goals
Talented Bermuda-born, Djair Parfitt-Williams who became the first Bermuda born player to take part in the Europa League when he played in the Qualifiers, is back on island to spend a little time with family and friends.
Spotted by West Ham United legend Clyde Best as part of the Hammers' international scouting programme when he was playing for San Jose Earthquakes in the USA, Parfitt-Williams featured in the Barclays U18 Premier League while still a schoolboy, starting the final four matches of the 2012/13 season.
Parfitt-Williams enjoyed a very impressive 2013/14 season by scoring nine goals in 27 appearances, including one FA Youth Cup game, he started the Premier League International Cup fixture with Spanish side Bilbao Athletic at the Boleyn Ground on October 15th, 2014 which was his Development Squad debut.
During the 2014/15 season, Parfitt-Williams was the West Ham United Under 18 top goalscorer with nine goals and he was a Dylan Tombides Award nominee.
Parfitt-Williams justified his billing as one of the best players at the Academy. The skillful forward demonstrated his trickery and creativity time and again, making the step up from the Under 18’s to the Development Squad look seamless.
Parfitt-Williams scored a late winner against Leicester City as well as a superb solo effort against Everton, beating three men before rifling a shot into the top corner.
Parfitt-Williams in the that season made 20 appearances for the Under 18’s scoring 9 goals and he also made 12 appearances in the Under 21 team with 2 goals.
In the 2015/16 season, Parfitt-Williams was involved as a substitute in both the first team's UEFA Europa League matches against Lusitanos, he scored his first Under 21 goal of the season against Blackburn Rovers on September 14th.
Parfitt-Williams scored one in the side's 4-0 Cup victory at Exeter City, he was named as a substitute for the first team's Premier League Boxing Day fixture against Aston Villa.
He waas on the scoresheet again on January 4th for the Development Squad against Brighton before scoring twice in the following match at Fulham.
Parfitt-Williams fired West Ham in front again against Blackburn, this time in the Cup, before he was back on the senior squad bench for games against Norwich, Liverpool and Blackburn.
Parfitt-Williams after fighting back to be fit scored the only goal of the game in the opening leg of the Premier League Cup Final against Hull City to help West Ham lift the trophy after the second leg.
Parfitt-Williams made 21 Under 21 appearances with 6 goals and he also made 2 First Team appearances.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Bermuda - French Guiana Round Up
Bermuda Preparing in French Guiana
FRENCH GUIANA 3 BERMUDA 0
Bermuda’s Caribbean Cup Second Round replay against French Guiana in French Guiana has been moved to a 7pm kick off and not the 4pm kick off which was agreed and announced by the Bermuda Football Association President back on June 8th.
French Guiana Starting Line Up: Marvin Torvic, Rhudy Evens, Kevin Rimane, Anthony Soubervie, Arnold Abelinti, Gregory Lescot, Inrick Baal, Loic Baal, Ludovic Baal, Michael Solvi, Leon Donovan: BERMUDA STARTING LINE UP: Detre Bell, Roger Lee, Jalen Harvey, Killian Elkinson, Tre Ming, Drewonde Bascome, Jonte Smith, Zeiko Lewis, Dante Leverock, Damon Ming, Reggie Lambe:
Bermuda have gone into the half time break scoreless with French Guiana, Damon Ming and Dante Leverock both have been shown yellow cards. Bermuda make a sub with Willie Clemons replaces Jonte Smith in the 58th minute.
French Guiana took the lead in the 63rd minute when Kevin Rimane scored. French Guiana would double the lead when Arnold Alberlinti found the back of the net in the 79th minute.
The game would then be put out of the reach of Bermuda when second half substitute Roy Contout scored for French Guiana in the 82nd minute to take a 3 – 0 lead and advance from the group along with the Dominican Republic.