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Justin Donawa de Bermuda: "La Liga de las Naciones es una gran iniciativa de Concacaf"
Justin Donowa y sus compañeros de Bermuda en una foto antes de la serie de dos partidos contra Guatemala por las eliminatorias de la Concacaf para la Copa Mundial de Rusia 2018.
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HANNOVER, New Hampshire - En menos de dos semanas, Bermuda iniciará las eliminatorias para la edición inaugural de la Liga de las Naciones de Concacaf 2019/20 con una visita a Aruba el 9 de septiembre.

Para jugadores como el delantero Justin Donawa y otros de la región, esta primera entrega de la CNL está siendo bien recibida.

"Estoy muy agradecido de que Concacaf haya tomado esta iniciativa no solo para nosotros sino para otras islas como Aruba", dijo Donawa en una entrevista con Concacaf.com.

"Es una buena oportunidad para que los jugadores mejoren". Es una gran iniciativa y no veo la hora de ver cómo se desarrolla ", agregó Donawa, que juega fútbol universitario en Dartmouth College en Hannover, New Hampshire.

Además del partido ante Aruba, Bermuda se enfrentará a Sint Maarten (12 de octubre), El Salvador (16 de noviembre) y República Dominicana (24 de marzo).

Donawa siente que las recientes competiciones de Bermudas, como su serie de dos partidos en 2015 contra Guatemala (0-1 derrota) en la Eliminatoria para la Copa Mundial de la Concacaf para Rusia 2018, demuestra que Bermudas puede competir cara a cara con muchas otras selecciones en la región.

"No nos consideran favoritos, pero tenemos talento. Hemos competido contra países como Guatemala y Trinidad y Tobago. Solo tenemos que jugar nuestro fútbol y luchar. Todo el país estará atento, queremos mostrar que podemos competir y mejorar ", agregó Donawa.

A nivel personal, una lesión por fractura por estrés probablemente evitará que Donawa juegue contra Aruba, pero el resto del escuadrón debería estar listo para el partido inaugural de la CNL.

"Todos los muchachos han estado entrenando, ya sea por su cuenta o con sus clubes. Tenemos un grupo sólido y todos están en la misma página. Estarán listos ", concluyó Donawa.

 
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