THE Bahamas men's national soccer team is gearing up for the start of Nations League Group C qualifying on Match Day 1.
They will battle the Dutch team from Bonaire at 6pm on September 9 at the Thomas Robinson Stadium.
Players named to the Bahamas team are Ethan Willie, Jacob Charles, Isiah Collie, Ricardo McPhee, Cameron Hepple, Terry Delancey, Jonathan Miller, Logan Russell, Raymourn Sturrup, Dwayne Beneby, Troy Pinder, Rejohn Ene, Happy Hall, Ian Lowe, Valentino Hanna, Nathan Wells, Valin Bodie and Dwayne Whylly Jr.
The head coach for the team is former international player Nesley Jean, assisted by Happy Hall. The training sessions are ongoing from Monday to Thursday from 7-9 pm at the Roscow AL Davies Soccer Centre.
How the Nations League
The CONCACAF Nations League began with a one-off qualifying phase. Following 68 matches, the 34 participating teams where compiled into an aggregate table, ranking them 1-34. The final standings of each team determined if they were placed into League A, B or C.
The six teams that participated in the Hexagonal Round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Russia 2018 where pre-seeded directly into League A. The CONCACAF Nations League is a new centralised men's national team competition representing a new era of national team football for CONCACAF member associations.
Through this new centralised competition, all 41 CONCACAF member associations will keep the dream alive by participating in competitive international football year-round.