GO MINGOES - The UB men’s soccer team plays two matches this weekend against Johnson University and Trinity College in the Orlando area. Pictured: (back) Rasean Rolle, Demetrius Greene, Aaron Munnings, Kymani Hanna, Oakland Duncan, Julio Jemiso, (front), Ricardo Fawkes, Diego Budhi, Jeremy Holland, Collings Njenga Ngigi, Bulinsky Cousin and Jervane Turnquest. Photo: UB ATHLETICS
THE University of The Bahamas men’s soccer team is expected to hit the pitch this weekend in its second set of matches in almost two years.
The side plays Johnson University today and Trinity College Friday in Kissimmee, Florida.
The Mingoes lost two matches - 3-0 and 2-0 - against Johnson University two weekends ago. “I’m expecting a lot better performances this coming weekend,” team captain Julio Jemison said.
“We are going to have an extra man on the team and that should make a difference in midfield.”
Jemison added that he feels the team is enthusiastic about being able to play competitive soccer for the first time in almost two years.
“That’s always good to see them excited and ready to play,” he said.
“In practice we have been improving on many of the problems we had in the first set of matches.
“So I think we are going to have a better performance this weekend,” he anticipated.
Prior to the matches two weeks ago, the Mingoes hadn’t played competitively since losing to United Football Club (FC) 2-0 in March of 2020 in Bahamas Football Association (BFA) action at the Roscow A L Davies Soccer Field.
BFA league action remains on hold, as is the case with all league sporting events in the country.