Rodriguez leads Latinos up the standings

Rodriguez (centre) with Cayman Sports Buzz Editor Ben Meade (left) and Futbolista World Manager Celso Montoya (right).

The Cayman Premier League game between Latinos FC and Academy Sports Club at the Annex on 22 January was full of fireworks as both teams came out blazing, but one player stands out for his contributions that helped Latinos come away with the win.

Academy jumped out for an early lead and after Latinos equalised four minutes later, the intensity was building. As he has done all season, Nahun Rodriguez provided that spark for his side, firing one into the back of the net to put Latinos out front.

Nahun Rodriguez (file photo)

Later on, with his team holding on to a one-goal advantage against a determined Academy side, it was Rodriguez again who provided a strike to extend the lead that Latinos would not surrender, as they went on to win 5-3.

“The game was not easy [because] the next team played well but my team played very well also,” Rodriguez said. “We played good in the front. I’m glad that I scored twice for my Latinos team.”

Last Sunday’s win moved Latinos into the top four of the Cayman Premier League table, a point ahead of defending champions. His performance was solid enough for Rodriguez to nab the honour of being named Cayman Sports Buzz Footballer of the Week presented by Futbolista World.

However, the number 10 said his side has welcomed the tougher competition, having been promoted from the First Division at the end of last season.

“It is much harder [than the First Division]. There are better teams, they are stronger and the competition is harder. Every day, my team is working for hard to come out on top,” he said.

Nahun Rodriguez (file photo)

Nahun was presented with a certificate, a Futbolista World sports shirt, and a gift certificate to be used toward new gear at Futbolista World. He has also been entered into a draw to win an additional prize from Futbolista World at the end of the season.

Each week, Cayman Sports Buzz will select a player for the Footballer of the Week honour based on their performance in any of the following leagues: Cayman Premier League, CIFA Women’s Premier League, CIFA First Division, CIFA youth leagues and the CUC Primary Football League/Girls Primary Football League.

At the end of the season, Cayman Sports Buzz will be presenting a more substantial award to the Footballer of the Year.


About Artiem Solutions and Cayman Sports Buzz:

Artiem Solutions is a 100% Caymanian-owned boutique communication consultancy firm launched in the first quarter of 2016. In August, the company launched Cayman Sports Buzz (, a website dedicated to the exclusive coverage of local sports in the Cayman Islands.


About Futbolista World:

Located on the island of Grand Cayman, Futbolista World ( specializes in selling authentic high quality football merchandise and providing excellent customer service. Our store provides players, coaches and fans with the latest authentic football gear from top brands such as Nike, Adidas, Puma and more. Our aim is to inform and inspire others by promoting our passion for football and offer quality merchandise at affordable prices.


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