SLSO sat down with the ever versatile, Mr. Reliable, Nehimiah Wilfred of the Babonneau team who hails from the picturesque community of Des Barras.He has been an ever present figure on the Babonneau team and one may also say that he is the driving force. Nehimiah is a voice and prominent figure on the team and is one to look out for on the field.
Mr. Wilfred told us that Babonneau’s preparations for Blackheart 2017 have been one with a lot of exertion. The coach and the team have been training arduously to improve from last year’s performance. He believes that the key for them this year is to master their formation and to execute the coach’s plans to the best of their ability.
In order to move in the direction of making a substantial contribution to the victory of the team, he believes that he simply needs to go out and try his utmost to follow his coach’s instructions. A lot of work has been put into joining effort as a team and hoping to develop a final product that can bring the crown to Babonneau. According to Mr. Wilfred, “I believe that our team has the capabilities and hunger to win, although it may be challenging but my team will win this year’s Blackheart tournament.” Just what you expect from such a big figure in the ranks; a positive attitude heading into this year’s tournament
SLSO understands from Mr.Wilfred that he has a memory of an incident which occurred years ago that he intends to forget.Reminiscing on the incident, he reveals, “The biggest regret I faced in past tournaments was in the much anticipated final against Gros Islet in 2013. I was so nervous and the atmosphere got to me that it actually lead to the opponent’s first goal. In the end, Gros Islet emerged with a 3-0 victory and I remember having nightmares that evening.” Team Babonneau and Mr Wilfred hopes that history doesn’t repeat itself as they anticipate this year as the year where they will emerge victorious,thus putting these regretful memories behind them.
With Blackheart just one week away and a wave of excitement building, it felt refreshing to catch a few words with Mr. Wilfred. We at St. Lucia Sports Online would like to wish Nehimiah and the Babonneau team all the best in this year’s Blackheart competition.