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Mar 25, 2015

Belize Squares Off Against Cayman

Ruperto Vicente

Game one of a home and away series between the Belize Jaguars and the Cayman Islands national team kicks off immediately following tonight’s newscast.  Final preparations are underway at the F.F.B. Stadium in Belmopan where the Jaguars are hosting the visiting team in the first of several qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup.  While the British Overseas Territory is a major offshore financial center, it is currently two hundred and fourth on FIFA’s World Ranking, forty places behind the Belize Jaguars.  The standing is reason enough for last Friday’s trash talk where F.F.B. President Ruperto Vicente promised the Caymanians a six-nil trouncing.  Whether that bold prediction will come to pass without star striker Deon McCauley is anyone’s guess.  Certainly, the outrageous boast only serves to heighten expectations of the retooled Jaguars.  Meanwhile, the Caymanians have taken the high road, suffice to say – to use a Creole expression – mouth seh anything.  For context, we’ll revisit Vicente’s spread.


Andrea Polanco

“Any predictions for Wednesday night’s game?”


Ruperto Vicente, President, F.F.B. [File: March 20th, 2015]

“Well, we are looking at six-nil.  That’s right.  We’re going for six-nil and that’s what… What do you say guys?  You know, so I’m looking for that, I’m looking for that… That’s what I want.”


Renard Moxam


“To be blunt sir, the guys from Belize are predicting a win by six goals at least.  They’re saying that it’s going to be a dogfight.  They want to win, they want to advance.  What’s the perspective of the players from the Cayman team?”


Renard Moxam, Director, Cayman National Teams

“The Belize players and their technical staff have the right to voice their views and what they believe they can do.  We obviously have a similar right but at this moment I don’t think it’s appropriate for us to make those sort of statements.”


The game will be aired live on this station immediately after the newscast.

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5 Responses for “Belize Squares Off Against Cayman”

  1. Louisville, KY. says:

    That nil nil draw represents a loss of 2 points for Belize, playing on it’s home turf. If Ruperto and John Saldivar thought they were going to score six on anybody without arguably, Belize’s most prolific international goal scorer of all time, then they aren’t even as sharp as I was giving them credit for.
    I am so disappointed in my fellow Dangrigan Ruperto Vicente. First he couldn’t get grass to grow on time in an environment where as a human if you stood too long in one place, You would begin to take root; and second, he stood by as John Saldivar boxed out Deon McCauley from off the team because of some old beef or some sissified nonsense.
    Maybe this glaring lack of fire power on the part of the Jaguars will bring them to their senses and cause the FFB to reconsider their decision. And don’t think for one moment that this series is over. Fact is, Cayman is going home with a point and confidence from a team that could not even score on a penalty, when Vicente was talking about giving Six.
    Tek mi foolish advice unnu boy…..Bring back Deon!!

  2. Belizean Pride says:

    I wanted to see the six-nil but damn!! lucky never wasted my $50.00 last night, knew it. I hope the staff learn to humble themselves and not play fools like our compadres across the border up north. El tri always belittles C.A teams but now it’s learning not to do so. And the minute you make predictions like this it’s like a curse to your own selves. I like and love to big up our Jaguars but not this way they did previous to the game press release.
    Hope they learn some thing from this assumptions they made. So channel 5 kindly ask Mr. Rup where is the six-nil he said now.

  3. Joe says:

    Deon too busy making music videos with guns, cocaine and other drugs. If I was the coach i would not call him up no matter how good he is. You have to have a good image, discipline and self respect when representing a nation.

  4. pete says:

    Way to go Vicente ! So much for your outlandish comment ,that Belize would win 6 nil ,and they will be the next giants in concacaf. You guys are a bunch of amateurs and a joke. I saw no difference in the team . Same old garbage players with no ideas ,and lacking technical skills with the ball. The Cayman team was a very limited team ,that should have been beaten easily. They gave the ball to the Belize team over and over again. Yes the so called “superstar Deon” would have been a good option for this game.He tends to be productive at this level.
    I watched the game on-line and the only entertaining thing was the commentators. I had to laugh when they compare the Belize team to Barcelona. They couldn’t be serious right?
    Football will improve when they get rid of the politics and get a true professional to run the program in Belize

  5. Ras Pal says:

    I fully agree with you there Louisville, KY. John Saldivar boxed out Deon McCauley from off the team.

    Tek d advice FFB..…..Bring back Deon…….

    How d hell u wah mis wah penalty…..1 man between a wide space of iron…..

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