BELMOPAN, Thurs. Jan. 5, 2017–The coaching staff of the National Football Team of Belize has selected the final 23 players who will represent the country in the upcoming UNCAF Copa Centroamericana Tournament. These players were selected from among 30 who were called to training camp.
Those players are:
Newly hired National Team Coach, Richard Orlowski of Poland, his assistant Carlos “Charlie” Slusher and their staff have expressed confidence in this selection to compete at a high level..
The FFB will be holding a media press conference on Tuesday, January 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the headquarters conference room. The purpose of the press conference is to introduce the final 23 players and showcase the new Belize Jaguars jerseys. All media houses across the country are invited to attend.
The tournament is set to start on Friday, January 13, 2017, in which the Belize Jaguars will be playing their first match against the host country Panama. The team and delegation will leave Belize on Wednesday, January 11, and return on Monday, January 23, 2017.
January 13, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – Panama vs Belize
January 15, 12:00 noon – Belize vs Costa Rica
January 17, 3:00 p.m. – El Salvador vs Belize
January 20, 3:00 p.m. – Nicaragua vs Belize
January 22, 10:00 a.m. – Belize vs Honduras
N.B.: The time of the matches is Belize time.
(Sports Ed. Note: At this sports desk, we are encouraged by the inclusion of Gilroy “Bredda” Thurton on the National Team. This might say something about the perspective of new head coach Richard Orlowski.)