CONCACAF Men’s U-17 qualifiers: Bermuda tops the Bahamas

As of Tuesday, September 6, 2022

#BERMUDA has now topped The Bahamas in three consecutive matches at the CONCACAF Men’s U17 Qualifiers level.

#Bermuda emerged with a 4-0 win yesterday over The Bahamas as Group A play continued at the IMG Academy Field in Bradenton, Florida.

#With the win, they secured qualification to the CONCACAF U17 Championships in Guatemala in 2023.

#The sides previously met in the 2010 edition of the qualifiers when The Bahamas won the first match 1-0 and Bermuda followed with a 5-1 win. At the 2014 qualifiers, Bermuda took a 4-0 win.

#Bermuda now tops Group A with 12 points and an unblemished 5-0 record while The Bahamas fell to 2-2 and fourth in the group with six points.

#Bonaire is second in the group with nine points (3-1), Guyana is third with seven points (2-1-1), the British Virgin Islands is fifth with one point (0-3-1) while Saint Martin has yet to tally a point in the tournament (0-4).

#The Bahamas closes out the round robin group stage with a matchup against Bonaire Wednesday September 7 at 9:10am. Bermuda looks to remain undefeated with a matchup against Guyana at 11:15am.

#Bonaire opened the competition with a 4-2 win over Guyana, followed by a 2-1 win over BVI, a 2-0 loss to Bermuda and a 2-1 win over Sait Martin. The Bahamas opened competition with a 2-1 win over Saint Martin led by goals from Reuben Edgecombe and Kai Perez.

#In their second match, they suffered a 4-0 loss to Guyana. They then improved to a 2-1 record as they blanked BVI 1-0 on Saturday via a goal from Robert Holcombe.

#The four group winners will advance to the 2023 CONCACAF Men’s U17 Championship.

#In addition to Bermuda leading Group A, Aruba leads Group B at 3-0, Dominican Republic leads Group C at 3-0 and Nicaragua clinched Group D.

#They will join the top 16 ranked nations that have been seeded directly into the group stage of the 2023 CMU17 Championship.

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