Tottenham to play in the Bahamas for the first time

Nassau (Bahamas), May 22 (IANS/CMC) An English Premier League club will play in the Bahamas for the first time to mark the country’s 40th anniversary of independence.

Tottenham Hotspur will play Jamaica in an exhibition match at the new $30 million Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau this week, reports CMC.

Both teams accepted an invitation from the Bahamas government to play the match, one of several major events in the new 15,000 capacity stadium.

“We will be working closely with Tottenham Hotspur ahead of this match to help us develop football across the islands,” said Anton Sealy, president of the Bahamas Football Association.

“We’re confident that the club will enjoy its experience here and in turn attract other Premier League clubs who seek a warm and friendly place to train and prepare their squads.”

The Jamaicans are using the match against Tottenham Hotspur as part of a ten day training camp in the Bahamas ahead of two crucial world cup qualifying home games next month.

The ‘Reggae Boyz’ plays Mexico June 4 and the US June 7 at the national stadium, in final round matches as they seek to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

–IANS/CMC

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