Bandits get their man!

Shane Moody-OrioIt’s official! Since 2005, National Team icon, Shane Moody-Orio, has been plying his trade abroad with the likes of Puntarenas F.C. and AD Ramonense (Costa Rica),C.D. Marathón (Honduras) and most recently with Deportivo Suchitepéquez (Guatemala); but today, that all changed when he completed an international transfer back to Belize where he is expected to be in goal this Saturday for his new team Belmopan Bandits as they commence their Closing Tournament campaign against Police United.

Moody-Orio has certainly had a storied career both at the Club and National Team level and the Bandits are counting heavily on that experience to help propel them back to the top of the Belizean football world.  Shane’s signing means that the youthful Rugerri Trejo, who had been getting most of the minutes in goal for Belmopan, will return to a back-up role, but there are definitely a lot worst situations than being an understudy to the likes of Orio and with newly appointed head coach, Kent Gabourel also around, Trejo’s development is bound to accelerate.

Shane was the 2nd international transfer in as many days completed by the Bandits and they weren’t done there, as they also concluded of the transfer of Brazilian, Amilton Miguel DE SANT’ANNA FILHO, of whom, not much is known at this time.  One thing is for sure, the Bandits mean business and have served notice that they fully intend the reclaim the top spot in Belizean football!

Bandits S.C. add Honduran International!

Kervin JohnsonWith the 2015/16 Closing Tournament set to kick off this coming weekend, perennial threats, Belmopan Bandits S.C. bolstered their attack earlier today when they concluded the transfer of Honduran International, Kelvin Johnson from Honduran 2nd Division Club, Lepaera F.C.  Although Bandits finished the Opening Tournament Regular Season top of the table on points as well as recording the most goals scored, they faltered in their semi-final match-up against arch rivals Verdes, only mustering 1 goal during the home and away series.

Of course, the start of the Closing Tournament also signals the stretch run where 2016/17 CONCACAF Champions League qualification is concerned and Johnson is expected to be part of a renewed Bandit’s effort to reclaim the CONCACAF spot.  Johnson also has two international appearances for Honduras to his credit having been called up to that country’s National Team in 2012 when he saw action against Panama and Canada.

Bandits also announced its intent to acquire the services of Belize National Team goalkeeper, Shane Moody-Orio.  Moody-Orio is expected to return to Belizean football for the 1st time since 2005 when the Bandits kick off their Closing Tournament campaign this Saturday, against Police United F.C., and his transfer is expected to be concluded by close of business tomorrow, Friday, January 22, 2016.