Professional footballer Luka Chalwell credited the presence of local fans who showed up to support the BVI men’s senior team on Saturday, as the additional factor that led to the BVI’s historic 3-1 win against the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Chalwell netted two critical goals in the 3-1 victory which was played on home turf at the A. O. Shirley Recreation Ground in Road Town, Tortola.
Speaking to 284 Media following the CONCACAF Nations League fixture, Chalwell acknowledged the role played by the supporters who he said kept the BVI team fully motivated.
The other goal for the BVI was scored by Captain Troy Caesar who relived the moment after speaking to our media station.
Coach of the national team, Chris Kiwomya, commended the BVI team for their outstanding performance and described the victory as well deserving and long overdue.
Also providing a technical perspective on the victory was Technical Director of the BVI Football Association, Dan Neville, who commented on the behind the scenes work that went into the national team.
Meanwhile, President of the BVIFA, Andy Bickerton, said by winning the opening game of the Nations League fixture it puts the BVI in a promising position to finish well in their group.
The win put the BVI at the top of Group C with 3 points in the CONCACAF Nations League.
Turks and Caicos sit at the bottom of the table with 1 loss and 0 points, while Dominica who is yet to play their first game is in second also with 0 points.