Members of Bermuda’s successful Under 20 National team who qualified for the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship returned home to a hero’s welcome by family and friends.
The team was greeted by the Junior Minister of Social Development and Sports, Nandi Outerbridge, Director of Youth and Sports Norbert Simons, the President of the Bermuda Football Association Mark Wade.
The Bermuda Under 20 team accomplished something to make all Bermudians proud, as they haven’t participated in the competition since 1988 in Guatemala.
“This is the first time one of our Under-20 teams have made it this far in a long time and the players were singing after we qualified,” said coach Kyle Lightbourne. “It truly is a proud time to be Bermudian and we should cherish and rejoice about this moment. We have accomplished our mission of qualifying for Costa Rica and this is a big feather in the cap for all the players and coaches.”
President of the Bermuda Football Association Wade said, “This is a process that we have seen over the years, now that we have moved forward, we need to sit with the Technical Youth Director Maurice Lowe to see what the plans are going forward to make sure that this team is prepared for Costa Rica.”