GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman – Elite Sports Club Head Coach Gregory Ebanks, has credited the return home of key players on their roster and the commitment of veterans to their solid start in the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League season.
Defender Benjamin Cupid and striker Mark Ebanks are back in the starting eleven for the reigning FA Cup champions. Along with permanent fixtures Abijah Rivers, Jason Ebanks and others Elite has found a winning combination.
Cupid is a former national team defender and just completed his studies in the United States, while Ebanks returns from a stint in California with Temecula FA, a North American Soccer League club.
“We have a good core of players that have joined us and strengthened us this season,” said Ebanks.
“We are slowly but surely gelling together, understanding each other’s roles in the game; we have quite a few new faces and young ones as well, who we are getting to adjust to our game plan.”
After four weeks of the season Elite has nine points from three wins and one loss.
Last Sunday Elite defeated defending champions Bodden Town 3-2. Coach Ebanks isn’t taking their start very lightly especially with the quality he has seen this season in all the teams.
“Our first four games were challenging and very competitive. Every game has been a final for everyone, on any given day, any team can win a game, Ebanks said.
Elite returns to the pitch on Sunday against George Town Sports Club after Roma tackles Bodden Town FC at the T.E Mcfield Sports Centre. At Ed Bush Sports Centre Scholars International face Sunset.
On Saturday, Cayman Brac hosts Cayman Athletic at the Brac Sports Field.
WK 5 Cayman Islands Premier League – Fixtures
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Cayman Brac Sports Field
Cayman Brac v Cayman Athletic
Sunday, 19 October 2014
T.E Mcfield Sports Centre (The Annex)
5:00 PM Roma United v Bodden Town Football Club
7:00 PM Roma George Town Sports Club v Elite Sports Club
Ed Bush Sports Complex
7:00 PM Scholars International v Sunset FC