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Cayman Islands Government

Kudos to U17 Team

Cayman's U17 team in action.

Minister of Sport, the Hon. Mark Scotland has congratulated the U17 Women's Football Team on their momentous win last weekend (Saturday, 12 December).

"By becoming the first-ever national football team to make it to the second round of the World Cup qualifiers, they have firmly played their way into the history books," he said.

His message continued: "It was a nail-biting match, but their hard work, dedication and perseverance certainly paid off. I applaud Coach Bobby McLaren and the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) Women's Technical Director Thiago Cunha for standing by their team through thick and thin, and for teaching the players to compete with enthusiasm and win with grace.

"I also commend the CIFA for always demonstrating an unwavering belief in our young football players.

"Above all, the weekend's win proves once again that Cayman's athletes have the talent and resolve to make their mark on the sports arena, both locally and further afield.

"I wish the team the best of luck in all their future games as they are heading to the CONCACAF Under 17 Women's Championships next March in Costa Rica. Let us all support them as they prepare with this event, especially as they will be up against the defending champions, the United States, hosts Costa Rica, and Haiti."

(GIS)

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