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Aug 13, 2015

Verdes Put Belize on the Map in Upcoming Regional Football Tournament

Michael Blease

For the first time since 2008, Belize is participating in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League where Verdes F.C. will be doing battle against Mexico’s Queretero in game one of a home and away series at the F.F.B. Stadium on Tuesday.  It is a momentous occasion for Belizean football, one which sees the Jewel being represented on the regional stage.  This morning during a press conference in Belmopan, officials from the Football Federation of Belize, as well as Verdes’ management spoke about the upcoming tournament.


Michael Blease, Secretary General, F.F.B.

“It’s a historic occasion for us at the federation, for Verdes and the entire country of Belize to have the opportunity for the first time to participate in the Champions League play at home. I know we’ve played Champions League before—same Verdes participated—and the game was played away from home and according to CONCACAF rules, you must play your home game at home. So we’re delighted that the federation and FIFA, along with all those Belizeans who have been yearning for this, we have reached the point that we can play at home. We’ve invested a lot in preparing the field. The stadium itself has passed, has made it and now we can play. The pitch is ready, we are grooming the pitch, the grass is green, it is fully covered and we are ready to play.”


William Moguel

William Moguel, General Manager, Premiere League of Belize

“The League is kinda new, still developing and we will be continuing developing and getting better as well as our clubs that participate in our league tournament. This year though…we are starting the league this coming weekend, August fifteenth, with three upcoming games this week being played around the country. And we look forward to next week Tuesday game where our Champ will be meeting the sub-champ of Mexico. On behalf of the league, the Verdes Football Club, we thank everyone, the country, the media, everyone…we ask for your support, your cooperation and we say kudos to Verdes once more for being the champ and representing us at this level.”

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1 Response for “Verdes Put Belize on the Map in Upcoming Regional Football Tournament”

  1. MENGRID says:

    IS QUERETARO, not queretero

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