Cavalier target winning start against floundering MoBay United
The stage is set for a highly anticipated clash as Cavalier SC, last year’s beaten Jamaica Premier League finalists, prepare to make their debut in this year’s competition against Montego Bay United (MBU) at Westpow Park.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 3:00 pm.
Cavalier, still carrying the weight of the previous season’s loss in the final to Mount Pleasant Academy, have a point to prove in this year’s competition. The team, which is coached by Rudolph Speid, is eager to kick off their new campaign with a victory against MBU today.
“We are aiming for a good result because we are playing away, and this is our season opener. We want to start the competition on the right foot,” said Speid. “Montego Bay is one of our long-time rivals, and we’ve had good battles with them over the years. We’re looking forward to a highly competitive game on Sunday.
“This is our first game in the Premier League, so we’re not entirely sure what to expect, but we’re going there to play exciting football,” he added.
MBU have had a tough start to the season, registering only one point from their first two games and Assistant Coach Dwayne Ambursley has stressed the importance of securing a positive result against Cavalier and the need for all three points today.
“We are optimistic even though we are up against a strong Cavalier team, given their recent performances in the Caribbean Club Championships and their status as last year’s Premier League finalists,” Ambursley explained.
“However, we’re playing at home, and we have to bring our A-game. We have to create and take chances to ensure we get something out of this game.”
Ambursley highlighted that their goal for this season was to secure a spot in the competition’s play-offs, which means that every point in the league is valuable.
“We want to stay in the Premier League, and as Montego Bay, we aim to reach the play-offs. With three points at stake against Cavalier, we have to go for it,” he said.
MBU would be heavily relying on the Brazilian pair of Lucas Lima and Jean Claubio, along with Brian Brown, Nevaun Turner, and the Wellington brothers — Renardo and Renaldo — to lead their victory charge.
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