By TENAJH SWEETING
Tribune Sports Reporter
The Bahamas Football Association’s (BFA) second edition of the Hummel Cup will continue for the women’s division this Saturday at the Roscow A L Davies Field. The women’s soccer teams started their games last weekend as teams from Group A and B battled against each other. The Group A teams included Cavaliers FC, Future Stars, and the defending champions United FC. Teams in Group B are the Baha Juniors, Dynamos FC, and Western Warriors. Ultimately, the women’s 2023 Hummel Cup winner will be crowned after this weekend.
Anya James, president of the BFA, talked about how impressed she was with crowd turnout and the play of the women soccer teams.
“I am very impressed with the turnout at the tournament and the level of support for our women’s programme and also the level of female players we have that are excited to be back on the pitch playing,” James said.
The Hummel Cup tournament is played based on the rankings of the Group A and B teams. The winning teams earn three points, if a match ends in a draw, one point, and no points are rewarded for losses. In Group A, United FC leads both groups with nine points after defeating the Western Warriors (2-0), Baha Juniors (1-0), and Dynamos FC (1-0). The Cavaliers FC are right behind them in the Group A rankings with six points. The team wrapped up the Dynamos FC (2-0), and the Western Warriors (1-0). The Future Stars remain the only scoreless team in the rankings.
For Group B, the Baha Juniors lead with six points after winning against the Cavaliers FC (2-0), and the Western Warriors (9-0). Dynamos FC sits second in the rankings with three points after earning a 6-0 over the Future Stars last weekend. The Western Warriors are tied with the latter also with three points after beating the Future Stars 2-0.
James talked about the women shining on and off the Roscow A L Davies soccer field.
“I expect the crowd to be even bigger this weekend and the games to be even more competitive I am proud of the girls who are happy to be playing on the new field and proud of BFA council member Daria Adderley who is an inspiration to the young women of the Cavaliers FC,” she said.
The games start at 5pm this Saturday as the second-ranked Group A Cavaliers FC will match up against the third-ranked Future Stars. Meanwhile, last year’s runner ups Dynamos FC will take on the Western Warriors.
United FC will take on the winner of the group A match at 6pm and the Baha Juniors will await the group B winner.
The finals will get underway at 8pm as the defending champions will aim to win two consecutive Hummel Cup titles.