Tivoli's Edwards wary of Cavalier's young guns
Although missing out on an automatic semi-final spot in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), coach of Tivoli Gardens, Omar Edwards, said he is looking forward to a good clash against Cavalier's young guns at the two-way quarter-final stage.
Tivoli finished the preliminary stage in third position while Cavalier ended sixth. Now, both teams will meet for a semi-final spot in the battle for the Championship title this season.
"I am not that disappointed although we really wanted to finish second so we could go straight into the semi-finals. We came up short but I have seen significant improvement from last season," Edwards told STAR Sports yesterday.
"We finished fifth in the preliminary round last year and now we have finished third so it is a step in the right direction. We did not start the season how we wanted because of the unavailability of the field," said Edwards who pointed out that they played some early home games away from at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex.
"We managed to gain momentum in the middle of the season and now we will be up against a good Cavalier aggregation which is a fairly young team with players who have been playing international football from a young age," Edwards added.
"We are now in the knockout stage, so we have to be ready for the challenge. It will be an interesting encounter knowing that we got some positive results but I know Cavalier are also preparing well for the game as they have ambitions of winning the title," he concluded.