FOOTBALL-GOLD CUP-Bermuda players pass fitness tests ahead of opener.


Defender Donte Brangman and goalkeeper Dale Eve have passed late fitness tests as Bermuda embark on their historic CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign against Haiti here on Sunday night.

Brangman injured his leg during Bermuda's final warm-up game against Guyana, which is also making their Gold Cup debut, at the National Stadium in Bermuda last week after scoring the only goal of the game, while Eve missed the team's final training session.

Few have given Bermuda - the smallest country in the tournament - much hope of advancing from Group B, which also includes Costa Rica and Nicaragua, as one of the top two qualifiers.

National coach Kyle Lightbourne, however, has other ideas, although he admits the island's opening game against Haiti at the Estadio Nacional will have a major bearing on his team's fate.

'We're not under any pressure...

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