Published 22 March 2023
Buckie Got It Media Source
SUGAR BOYZ OFF TO ANGUILLA AHEAD OF CNL MATCH AGAINST FRENCH SXM
The Sugar Boyz departed the island on Tuesday morning to Anguilla where they will play
French St. Martin on Thursday—the first of two Concacaf Nations League matches. Manager of
the team Jamir Claxton, said all is in place to ensure the team is properly prepared ahead of the
match. “Everything is under control. Everything has been well-coordinated. We have a very
good team working in the background as well supporting me, including the General Secretary
Techell Mclean, Mr. (Cuthbert) Caines, the Head of Delegation, and other members of the
SKNFA Secretariat,” Claxton said.
Lois Maynard, one of the UK-based players on the squad, expressed elation at having the
opportunity once again to represent the Federation in such an important tournament. He knows a
victory will be significant for St. Kitts and Nevis to advance to the next round for Concacaf Gold
Cup qualification and said the team is ready. “It’s always a proud moment for me. I can speak
for the rest of the (UK-based players) as well,” he said. “We are all proud to be here representing
St. Kitts and Nevis. We have a good chance this time around of reaching the Gold Cup.” He also
spoke about the camaraderie among both overseas-based and local players. “We’re all one. We
all link up together as if we’ve never been apart. I think that is the most important thing to be
successful as a team,” he noted.
Jamal Jeffers, a local-based player concurred. “There are not many new players…a lot of the
UK-based players have been here before…so they are not new to the system or new to the
country,” he said.
Jeffers tells the St. Kitts and Nevis public to rally behind the team, especially when they play
their home match on Monday against Aruba. “We are going to put up a strong fight because we
want to reach the Gold Cup,” he said. The Sugar Boyz play French St. Martin at 3 pm Thursday
in Anguilla and on Monday, March 27 th at 6 pm at Warner Park Cricket stadium.