Tottenham Hotspur is set to play a friendly match against the Jamaican national football team in the Bahamas next month. The match will be part of the ongoing celebrations taking place in the Bahamas this year, as it celebrates 40 years of independence.
This will be the first time a Premier League Club has played in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the match will be one of the first to be played in the Bahamas' new 15,000 seat stadium. “We are delighted to accept an invitation from the Government of The Bahamas to take part in the country’s 40th anniversary celebrations,” said Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur’s chairman.
“This match will see the club support the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, as it looks to build its profile across key markets around the world as a leading destination for tourism.”
Spurs will work alongside the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism during the time leading up to the friendly match to help promote the Bahamas. Multi-media campaigns featuring the team will take place both in the Bahamas and internationally, in a bid to promote the Bahamas as a world-leading destination for tourism.
“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," said Anton Sealy, president of the Bahamas Football Association.
“We are delighted at the opportunity to host this first-rate event, which will mark a new and exciting thrust in our efforts to support and encourage global sporting events at all levels,” added David Johnson, director general, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.