BELMOPAN, Thurs. Nov. 24, 2016–The National U-17 Team will be returning to Belize on Friday, November 25, from their participation in the FIFA U-17 World Cup Qualifiers, which was held in San Jose, Costa Rica. They are expected to arrive at 9:30 a.m. at the Philip Goldson International Airport, on Avianca.
Due to Hurricane Otto’s threat to Costa Rica, the team was prompted to play their final game against Nicaragua, scheduled for Thursday, November 24, on Wednesday, November 23, instead. Although the team did not win any of the 4 games played, they represented the country well. We extend a safe travel, warm welcome and thank you to the team and the rest of the delegation.
(Sports Ed. Note: Our boys did their endeavor best. We did not give them enough preparation, as in international friendlies, to meet their tough competition. We are proud of their gallant effort and dignity in competition. Hold your heads high, youths! Welcome home!!)