Cayman continues it’s World Cup preparation despite covid uncertainties

The Cayman Islands national men’s football team is merely a month away from it’s scheduled World Cup qualifying opener against Suriname.

However, in a recent interview with Cayman Compass, Cayman Islands Football Association president Alfredo Whittaker indicated the games will be postponed. “It’s…very unlikely that those games will be played in those initial dates,” said Whittaker.

Several countries have already rescheduled their World Cup qualifying matches due to teams not being able to travel because of COVID-19 border restrictions.

In Tuesday’s (25 August) press briefing, Premier Alden McLaughlin stated; the phase reopening of Cayman’s Borders “is aimed at people who own or have access to a place here and intend to stay significantly more than two weeks.”

But on the heels of the unknown, Cayman’s football national head coach Ben Pugh continues to train his team at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex until authorities tell him otherwise.

“We’ve had no confirmation of any change yet,” said Pugh. “We are planning accordingly and will make sure the team is prepared as much as possible, so if those games do go ahead we’re in a good position to compete in all of those games.”

CONCACAF will issue a formal press release, should the games get pushed back to a further date.

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