Team coaches say they are ready to rumble and are optimistic that the games will be highly competitive.
At a press conference held at the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association, coaches from St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Guyana, and team Manager from Dominica, said that they have full expectations that patrons attending the tournament will be treated to top class football.
“For team St. Kitts and Nevis, we are quite prepared for this tournament. We want to invite the general public to come out and support our team,” Head Coach of the St. Kitts and Nevis Sugar Boyz, Jeffery Hazel said.
He added that the team hopes to play “technical and depth” football in front of their local fans who are expected to turn out in their thousands.
“It is our mission to top this group and we can only do so with the support from the 12th man team (the public). It is our appeal to the general public to come out to witness these matches,” the coach said.
Coach of the St. Lucia Team 758, Anthony Meshach Jean Baptiste, said that his team is ready for a rival showdown against the teams in this year’s tournament.
Meanwhile, Manager of the Dominica Nature Boys, Heinrich Anselm, said that his team has a “score to settle” with some of the local rivals, but promised patrons an exciting game.
“We are asking Dominicans in St. Kitts to come out and support us during the tournament,” the manager said.
Head Coach of the Guyana Golden Jaguars, Denzil Ray Thomas, said that his team of young and rising players are ready to go head to head with the other regional teams.
The St. Kitts team comprises of 20 players; four of whom are European based, eight that are overseas based Kittitians and eight local players.
Team St. Lucia comprises of 18 players; two of whom are overseas based St. Lucians, while the others are resident on the island. The Dominican team is also 18-man strong.
For the Guyana team, all players are locally based, with the exception of the team Captain. The other players are drawn from their U 23 squad.
To make it more affordable for fans, the association has introduced a special price offer, which will allow persons buying tickets in minimum groups of 20 to benefit from a $5.00 discount on each ticket, for any part of the stadium.
The St. Kitts and Nevis team is expecting stiff competition from the Golden Jaguars and the St Lucia national team which recently won the Windward Islands football tournament.
The tournament kicks off on Wednesday 3rd September with Guyana tackling Dominica from 5:30p.m and host St Kitts and Nevis competing against Lucia from 8:30p.m.
The 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup Tournament will feature matches in Zone Six here, on Wednesday 3rd, Friday 5th and Sunday 7th September.
Host nation, St. Kitts and Nevis will fight to the finish to earn a spot in the semi-final of the 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup.