The Sugar Boyz are preparing for their historic first match in the Concacaf Gold Cup against Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale. At training on Thursday morning, Coach Austin Dico Huggins said the team celebrated their qualification to the Gold Cup, but are now focused on their match on Sunday. “We already celebrated. We already had our fun. So now…we are at the training field getting ready for our game and Sunday,” Huggins said from the training pitch of DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. “The players are very happy to be in this situation. So, we are now ready to work,” he added.
Coach Huggins made it clear that St. Kitts and Nevis is not just content with qualifying, but are prepared to compete with the other teams in the tournament. “We are here to compete. We’re small but as a local saying always goes, we’re small but we tallawah. So we’re gonna be there competing, working hard to ensure that we are successful and we get the job done,” Huggins said.
Meanwhile, for the St. Kitts Nevis fans in the diaspora who have been attending the games, Coach Huggins expressed appreciation and is looking forward to the continued support of fans at home and in the US.
The Sugar Boyz will play Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday at the DRV Pink Stadium in Fort Lauderdale at 3:30 pm, followed by the United States on Wednesday, June 28 at 9:30 pm at Citypark, St. Louis, and Jamaica on July 2nd at 7 pm at The Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara.
Caption: Members of the Senior Men’s National team training on one of the training pitches at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale on Friday.