Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 30, 2016 (SKNFA) – Fans of St. Kitts-Nevis football could not be happier Tuesday night (March 29) when the St. Kitts-Nevis Senior Men’s National Football Team denied Antigua and Barbuda a goal to win the encounter 1-0.
The St. Kitts and Nevis team dominated play in the first half, but it was not until the early part of the second half that the team converted its sole goal, and missed out on several other opportunities. Antigua and Barbuda responded and significantly increased possession of the ball and made several attempts at scoring but without success.
Speaking following the match, the president of the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association, Mr. Anthony Johnson, expressed his pleasure at the team’s performance.
He said, “I think it’s an excellent win for St. Kitts and Nevis tonight. We played against Antigua and Barbuda, which is a highly ranked team in Caribbean football. It’s a team that has done a lot of good work over the last few years, and to come here and defeat them in the way that we did, because we won one – nil, yes, but we really had much better of the play. We should have won even by two or three goals to nil.”
President Johnson has one eye on the Caribbean Cup and another on a bigger prize, when he declared, “I am extremely happy. We’re leading the group, and we are going into the second round. We look forward to that, because our ultimate objective is to get into the Gold Cup.”
It has been a long journey of training for the team. Warm-up games with Bermuda and European teams from Estonia and Andorra show the growing strength and confidence of the players. As a result, the football fans had high expectations, and they were not disappointed.
One football supporter said, “This is one of the best teams we have had, and we had some good ones in the past, but I believe this one will go far. But, no matter what, me and my friends dem here going back them all the way.”
And so the journey continues into the second round of the CFU Caribbean Cup tournament.