Basseterre, St. Kitts, 28th July 2015 – The St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) honoured members of the 1985 National Football Team that won the first-ever OECS Football Championship, when the team defeated Dominica, 3-1, in an aggregate score.
On the 30th Anniversary of the first OECS Football Championship, partly played on the grounds of Warner Park, the SKNFA believed it was fitting to mark the historic occasion by recognizing and honouring the 1985 football team during the 2015 Best of Three first encounter between S. L. Horsford St. Pauls United and SOL Island Auto Conaree FC, that took place on the 25th July, at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium.
In a tournament that was highly competitive, the St. Kitts and Nevis National Team had defeated Antigua and Barbuda for the first time in 10 years, and moved on to play against the tough Dominica National Team in home and away encounters.
Playing at Warner Park, at the site of this year’s Final-4 and Best of Three, the SKN National Team defeated Dominica 2-1, then traveled to Dominica where that were victorious in the second match, 2-0. With an aggregate score of 3-1, the St. Kitts-Nevis National Team won the historic inaugural OECS Football Championship.
Famed Elvis “Pepe” Isaac, who scored the winning goal in Dominica, earned himself the title of Mr. OECS, in what was a well-recognized achievement for the team. These names might bring back to memory that special occasion.
Clinton “Tinny” Percival
Ernest “Nesta” Isaac
Fitzroy “Zimonson” Morris – now residing overseas
Steve “Yakabo” Morton – now residing overseas
Royston Wattley – now residing overseas
Alphonso “Mem” Caines
Elvis “Star” Browne – deceased
Ramesh “Sabo” Walters
Gerard “Baby” Williams
Elvis Jacobs – deceased (his son and current National Team player Kereem Mitchum received the plague)
Elvis “Pepe” Isaac
Aurther “Boldface” Guishard – deceased
Brian Belgrove – now residing overseas
Roy Weekes – now residing overseas
Eugene “Duce” Dolphin
David Levine – now residing overseas
Ambassador Sam Condor – Assistant Coach
Elston Tuckett – Head Coach
The presentation took place during half-time activities.