The National Senior Men’s Team
(Vincy Heat) played its second match in Group C of League B in the Concacaf Nations League Qualifiers against Nicaragua, on Monday 6th June, on home soil at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex, resulting in a 2–2 draw.
Left-winger, Azinho Solomon scored in the 3rd minute to put Vincy Heat ahead, while Centre forward, Oalex Anderson scored in the 4th minute of injury time of the first half, to put the match 2-2.
Following Solomon’s goal, Nicaragua equalized in the 22nd minute through Byron Bonilla and went ahead in the
41st minute with a goal from Matias Moldskred Belli.
In an interview with Head Coach Mercury at the end of the match against Nicaragua. He stated that “The performance
was gutsy on our side, the boys played with a lot of heart, especially in the second half and it goes back to three things that we branded the team with since 2019, passion, pride, and heart and we saw that on Monday against
Nicaragua. The only drawback is that we didn’t gain our three points however, our objective is to win and go directly
into the Gold Cup so you would see that display on Friday 10th June against Trinidad & Tobago and we continue to encourage the nation to support the team.”
Captain Cornelius commented “We played with heart and character though it was unfortunate that we didn’t come
out with the maximum points at the end of the match against Nicaragua, we will now focus on the match on Friday
to get maximum points as this is a vital game. “
“We knew it was a game that needed a good result to keep our dream of going directly to the Gold Cup. So we were
pumped and ready to defend our home with pride. We didn’t get the 3 points but, it was a performance that we
could be proud of. Personally, it was a dream come through for me to score on home soil at the Arnos Vale stadium,
that is a moment I’ve dreamt about since I was a youngster “ Player Azinho Solomon commented .” We encourage
the fans to come out in their numbers on Friday and be that extra player for us as we appreciate their energy and
help us keep going” Solomon added.
Oalex Anderson stated “ we went into the game with a plan to start fast and I believe we did that hence we grabbed
an early goal. I think that we could have gone two up but it was just unfortunate that it didn’t happen, we conceded
(2-1), but we showed courage to keep going and eventually we equalized just before the halftime. The plan in the
second half was to have a clean sheet and score more goals but we did not get to score again however, we did manage
to get the clean sheet so we are going into Friday’s game with the same mentality to start fast, score early and keep
scoring to come out victorious. “
Vincy Heat will play their third match in the group against Trinidad & Tobago “ Soca Warriors” on Friday 10 th
June at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex at 3:00 pm and then on Monday 13th June, they will play Trinidad &
Tobago at the Hasely Crawford Stadium at 7:00 pm local time.
All matches are streamed live on the Flowsports App and channel flow sports extra 5 (296).