Parish players jump ship
A total of 104 players have obtained transfers in the Bermuda Football Association’s summer transfer period, with North Village, Hamilton Parish and Devonshire Cougars losing 29 players between them though Village have made no fewer than 13 new signings.
Hamilton Parish, who severed ties with coach Kieshon Smith who is the new Somerset Trojans coach, had 11 players depart their ranks. Among the key losses are Zenawi Bowen and Shayne Hollis to North Village, Calin Maybury and Coolidge Durham to the Trojans, Ijahmon Mallory to Boulevard, Angelo Cannonier back to St David’s and Casey Castle back to PHC.
Village, also with a new coach on board in Richard Todd, have lost nine players while boosting their ranks with some top signings, including Keston Lewis of relegated Flanagan’s Onions and Bermuda youth team goalkeeper Nathan Trott from BAA.
Those departing Bernard Park include goalkeeper Troy Hall Jr back to PHC, Mishael Paynter back to St George’s, Rakeem DeShields to PHC and Quadir Maynard to Dandy Town.
Devonshire Cougars have also lost nine players, among them goalkeeper Daniel Johnson (to PHC), Drewonde Bascome and Philip Parsons to North Village, Dominique Williams and Raymond Beach to Dandy Town and Derrick Brangman to BAA. Vincent Minors joins them from relegated Onions along with Jordan Darrell from St George’s, while Heys Wolfe returns to the club from Somerset Eagles.
Southampton Rangers and Dandy Town have each seen seven players depart, with captain McQuinn Burch joining promoted Devonshire Colts and another defender, Maquel Tankard, moving to the other promoted side, Boulevard. Goalkeeper Corey Richardson and Diego McCallan head back to St David’s.
Dandy Town have lost some promising youngsters with Azende Furbert joining North Village along with goalkeeper Andrew Jjombwe, while Ayshaun Smith is seeking a new challenge with league champions Somerset. Clay Darrell returns to Young Men’s Social Club.
First Division sides BAA and X-Roads, who just missed out on promotion last year, have each lost seven players, with Tymon Daniels and Tristan Daniels swapping X-Roads for St John’s Road and Romone Smith moving to Hamilton Parish. BAA have also lost Rai Sampson and Knory Scott to North Village while trio Tajae Williams, Tyriko Williams and Dante Taylor move to Robin Hood and Anthony Hunter to PHC Zebras.
A total of 57 players left Premier Division clubs and 44 departed clubs in the First Division.
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