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  • Playmaker: Bascome will have to “stamp his authority” on the tournament (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Playmaker: Bascome will have to “stamp his authority” on the tournament (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)


Bermuda coach Kyle Lightbourne talks us through his Concacaf Under-20 Championship squad

Goalkeepers

Detre Bell

Age: 19

Club: North Village

“Detre is a very promising goalkeeper. He is a very good shot stopper, communicates with his defence quite well and also kicks the ball well. He does a lot of good things so we are looking for Detre to have a good tournament.”

Jahquil Hill

Age: 20

Club Ilkeston (England)

“Jahquil has done well. He has learnt quite a bit while being over in England. He has worked hard and he was the No 1 goalkeeper in the last tournament (Caribbean Under-20 Championships) so we’re hoping that the two goalkeepers can push one another and then it’s up to us to see who is going to be the No 1.”

Defenders

Zenawi Bowen

Age: 19

Club: North Village

“Zenawi is a late addition to the team. He is a tough, hard tackling defender who has the ability to be versatile.”

Tahzeiko Harris

Age: 17

Club: Somerset Trojans

“Tahzeiko is a big, tall centre half, quicker than he looks and good on the ball. He played in the first tournament in Haiti for us and I was impressed with him.”

David Jones

Age: 19

Club: Ilkeston (England)

“David is very forceful and predominately a left-sided player. He will be playing in our left back position for this team but he can play anywhere on the left and up front. He has been a mainstay in the whole tournament for us.”

Ahria Simons

Age: 17

Club: X-Roads

“Ahria is one of the youngest in the group. Potentially a very good right-sided player, has a lot of qualities on the ball. He is good defensively and a very quick player. We’re happy to have him back because he’s another player who missed the last tournament through school.”

Midfielders

Osagi Bascome

Age: 18

Club: Bristol City (England)

“Osagi had a very good [Caribbean] tournament for us and he is a very exciting player. He is our playmaker and I think a lot of teams will have their eye out on him, and so he is going to have to work hard in this tournament. He is going to have to stamp his authority because I know teams are going to have something for him.”

Kacy-Milan Butterfield

Age: 19

Club: Walsall (England)

“Kacy can play anywhere through the centre. He is an outstanding young talent. very strong, good in the air and with his feet and we’re looking for him to be one of the leaders in the team.”

Jahnazae Swan

Age: 19

Club: Dandy Town

“We are happy to have him because he is a lively winger who can cause problems on his day.”

Paul Douglas

Age: 19

Club: Ilkeston (England)

“Paul is a very strong and athletic. He gets up and down the park well. We use him as a holding midfielder but he gets forward and scores goals as well and we like the energy that he brings to the team.”

Liam Evans

Age: 19

Club: Robin Hood

“Liam is a box to box midfielder who has a very good shot on him and pops up with very important goals.”

Amar Lewis

Age: 18

Club: Dandy Town

“Amar is another tough tackling midfielder who is good on the ball. He had a little injury problem but is over that now and is back to full strength so we’re looking for him to be involved in the team.”

Jaz Ratteray Smith

Age: 20

Club: Somerset Trojans

“Jaz is an exciting player who on his day can cause anyone problems so we’re hoping we can get the best out of him in this tournament.’

Mikiel Thomas

Age: 19

Club: Devonshire Cougars

“Mikiel is another midfielder who has done well. He is very promising and is growing as the days go by and is a nice kid to work with and always willing to learn. He is another one that can play centre midfield, play wide or the No 10 position so another exciting youngster.”

Forwards

Nathan Rego

Age: 17

Club: Somerset Eagles

“Nathan is quick definitely knows where the goal is. He is another late addition to the team and we are certainly looking for him to score for us at the tournament.”

Mazhye Burchall

Age: 19

Club: PHC

“Mazhye can play left or right in a three up front or a 4-4-2. He is good in the air for his short height and is not afraid to tackle or run back and fights hard for the team.”

Jahkari Furbert

Age: 17

Club: BAA

“Jahkari is an exciting left-footed player. We are hoping that he can push himself, make it and keep everybody on their toes.”

Oneko Lowe

Age: 18

Club: Dandy Town

“Oneko is a very exciting and promising youngster.”

Knory Scott

Age: 17

Club: North Village

“Knory is one of the youngest in the group. He has an eye for goal and scored crucial goals for us in the [Caribbeans], so we’re looking forward to him picking up where he left off.”

Tehvan Tyrell

Age: 19

Club: Ilkeston Town

“Tehvan is our No 9 and was fabulous for us at the last tournament). He holds the ball up well, scores goals, is good in the air and with his feet. Really looking forward to seeing him again and hopefully he can continue on with the goals.”

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Published Feb 17, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Feb 17, 2017 at 10:30 am)

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