The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports welcomes the return of competitive football on the island- and especially, following Saint Lucia’s convincing 2-0 win over Anguilla in League C, Group C of the CONCACAF Nations League, played at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground on June, 12.
Team Saint Lucia gained successive victories in the tournament to qualify for promotion to League B; following a 1-nil defeat of Dominica in an away game, before beating Anguilla, at home.
According to a ministry spokesperson, the resurgence of the sport comes at a time when most outdoor sporting activities had ceased due to health risks and public health restrictions associated with the management of Covid-19 and its emerging variants.
“The competitive sports environment is gradually returning, and the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports is pleased to see the level of support demonstrated by the public even as we remain mindful of the continued public health threat the pandemic poses,” the release stated.
It adds, “The MYDS encourages players and fans to continue to observe established protocols and other directives from local health authorities.
“The MYDS remains supportive of the national football team as the CONCACAF Nations League provides more meaningful, competitive fixtures and a chance for further regular competitive football for our players.”
MYDS says, “Congratulations are in order for team Saint Lucia and in particular, goal-scorers, Captain Kurt Frederick, and Andrus Remy. The Ministry of Sports looks forward to the team’s progress in the 41-member nation competition as matches continue.”