The National Team of Belize played its third game at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, at the FFB’s Goal Project Stadium in Belmopan in preparation for its participation in the Copa Centroamericana tournament later this month in Costa Rica. The National Team won, 5-2, against recently crowned national champions, Belmopan Bandits. Scorers for the National Team were Harrison “Cafu” Roches (26’) and Deon McCaulay (55’, 74’, 78’ & 82’); while the Bandits got their goals from Kevin Rodriguez (77’) and Floyd Jones (86’PK).
This was the third of three preparation games played by the National Team in five days, following a similar schedule as they will be playing in the Copa Centroamericana. In its first outing on Friday, January 4, the National Team drilled visiting Trigillos of Chetumal, Mexico, 7-nil; and then clipped the highly rated Platense FC of Honduras, 1-nil, on Sunday, January 6, at the same venue. At the Copa Centroamericana, Belize will go against host Costa Rica on January 18, Guatemala on January 20, and Nicaragua on January 22.
According to our sources, the Belize National Team leaves for Costa Rica on Wednesday, January 16.