St. John’s, Antigua – Hard work was one of the key phrases used by national team head coach Rolston “Debu” Williams as he prepares the Bennaboys for another challenge in the CFU’s Caribbean Cup Final in Jamaica next month.

The Bennaboys look to battle the likes of Haiti, Martinique and host Jamaica in what the head coach Williams describes as a tough Challenge. ABFA Media sat down with the head coach.

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L: Head Coach Rolston Williams

After qualifying Second in group 7 with the likes of Trinidad & Tobago what do you think are your chances for this next round?

Williams: “I feel that with hard work and good concentration we will be able to replicate our team performance and form, therefore I feel once we keep those disciplines in mind we are more than capable of advancing to the Gold Cup”

What do you think will be key for your team when playing top opposition in Caribbean Cup Finals?

Williams: “I think we have to learn to keep doing the things that have brought us success recently. Things like holding a good shape, being disciplined defensively when needed and also playing some attractive football in the mix of things.”

The Antigua & Barbuda team impressed many fans in the second round of qualifying in Trinidad especially the “Soca Warriors” Coach Steven Hart.
Hart stated speaking in a press conference to Wired868 said:

Hart: “I was really impressed with Antigua,” said Hart. “I will make a prediction; I think you will see them in the (2015) Gold Cup.”
He also stated: “I am very, very proud of the team tonight,” said Hart. “(Antigua and Barbuda) played exactly as we thought and I thought we executed well. I was most impressed with the discipline we kept in the game…

Bennaboys TrinidadAntigua & Barbuda versus Dominican Republic

A Stand out performer for the Bennaboys in the last two rounds of qualifying is Joshua Parker of Domzale F.C in Slovenia. The Versatile player showed his worth for the Bennaboys by playing in the holding midfield position as the player plies his trade in Slovenia as a forward.

antigua-parker-warriors-molinoDomzale F.C Player Joshua Parker

Trinidadian media stated that: “Twenty-three-year-old midfield enforcer Joshua Parker, who plays professionally for Domžale FC in Slovenia and is one of eight Antiguans who earn a living outside of the Caribbean, was like a war general on horseback as he galloped from side to side to support teammates and flatten opponents.”

The Bennaboys next assignment will be in Montego Bay in Jamaica where they will face host Haiti, Martinique and host Jamaica for a chance to qualify for the Gold Cup in 2015.


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