It’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!