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20 May 2020 04:37

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Na­tion­al de­fend­er Aubrey David says he is ner­vous but ex­cit­ed to re­sume play with De­porti­vo Sapris­sa in the Cos­ta Ri­ca Pre­mier Di­vi­sion which was card­ed to kick-off on Tues­day night. David is set to be the first T&T in­ter­na­tion­al foot­baller to re­turn to com­pet­i­tive foot­ball tonight since the coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) pan­dem­ic halt­ed most sports world­wide in mid-March as the league be­came the first foot­ball league in the Amer­i­c­as to start play­ing again fol­low­ing the break-in play, bar­ring the Nicaraguan league, which nev­er stopped. Ear­li­er this month, the Cos­ta Ri­can gov­ern­ment an­nounced that pro­fes­sion­al sports can re­sume from May 15 with the Cos­ta Ri­can Fed­er­a­tion (UN­A­FUT) pres­i­dent Ju­lian Solano con­firm­ing that play will re­sume be­hind closed doors on May 19 Tues), with Guadelupe ver­sus Limon and Cartagines up against Ala­jue­lense in the first two match­es last night (Tues­day). On Wednes­day from 10 pm (TT time), the 29-year-old David and De­porti­vo Sapris­sa will re­sume at the top of the 12-team ta­ble with 33 points from 15 match­es, four clear of bit­ter ri­val Ala­jue­lense when they meet third-placed Here­di­ano (26 points) at the Es­ta­dio Ri­card Sapris­sa Ay­ma, San Juan de Tibas, San Jose. De­porti­vo Sapris­sa last played on March 14, a 1-1 draw with Perez Zele­don with Guyana-born David fea­tur­ing for 77 min­utes be­fore be­ing sub­sti­tut­ed.

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Cos­ta Ri­ca wasn't af­fect­ed by COVID-19 out­break as much as oth­er coun­tries, with 801 con­firmed cas­es as of Mon­day evening over its pop­u­la­tion of just over 5 mil­lion. The 29-year-old David has so far made 24 ap­pear­ances for Sapris­sa this sea­son, all as a starter and has picked up six yel­low cards from a to­tal of 45 match­es in two sea­sons with the club and nine cau­tions with no red card ex­pul­sions. Speak­ing on the eve of his team's re­turn to com­pe­ti­tion an up­beat David said there is a buzz of ex­cite­ment in the team camp as the sea­son re­sumes. "It feels good to be play­ing again af­ter not play­ing for a month-and-a-half. It will be good to get back to the sta­di­um, see­ing your team-mates and work­ing to­geth­er putting in the work again." De­spite teams now be­ing al­lowed to use five sub­sti­tu­tions, David was still ea­ger to see how his legs and that of his team-mates hold up for the first match.

He said, "For me, it's an over­whelm­ing feel­ing and at the same time, I'm a bit ner­vous. In terms of fit­ness be­cause we start­ed back train­ing two weeks ago and we did a lot of phys­i­cal work, but as you know game fit­ness is dif­fer­ent from phys­i­cal work. "So with the first game to­mor­row (to­day) I am a bit ner­vous to see if the legs are ready for 90 min­utes. "Over­all, the vibes in the camp is very good, every­one is ea­ger to play again. Right now we are on top of the ta­ble, so every­one is mo­ti­vat­ed to play and con­tin­ue our win­ning ways." Cen­tral Amer­i­ca foot­ball Else­where in Cen­tral Amer­i­ca, foot­ball au­thor­i­ties in El Sal­vador have al­ready de­cid­ed to end their league ear­ly with Once De­porti­vo be­ing de­clared this year's Clausura cham­pi­on fol­low­ing a de­ci­sion by the coun­try's foot­ball fed­er­a­tion to pre­ma­ture­ly end all foot­ball com­pe­ti­tions from March 20, due to the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic. Once De­porti­vo were lead­ing the top-flight with 20 points af­ter 11 games, one more point than the clos­est ri­val, El Vence­dor when the foot­ball as­so­ci­a­tion post­poned all com­pe­ti­tions for 30 days on March 14 but then went a step fur­ther, when the coun­try de­clared a state of emer­gency on March 15. Among the T&T play­ers af­fect­ed by that de­ci­sion were the trio of Jo­mal Williams (Isidro Meta­pan), Jamoul Fran­cois (In­de­pen­di­ente), and Ja­mal Jack (Jo­coro), who are all still strand­ed in that coun­try due to the clo­sure of its in­ter­na­tion­al bor­ders. With the ear­ly end to the league, In­de­pen­di­ente end­ed in the fourth po­si­tion with 15 points, lev­el with sev­enth-placed Isidro Metepan, while Jo­coro was ninth, two points be­hind. And for de­fend­er Mekeil Williams of Guatemala's Mu­nic­i­pal of Liga Na­cional, the out­come of the sea­son is not def­i­nite as yet as they sit in the sec­ond spot with 23 points from 13 match­es, five adrift of lead­ers Co­mu­ni­ca­ciones one round in­to the sec­ond half of the sea­son on the 12-team ta­ble. Bateau's Bel­gium cam­paign ends in can­celled sea­son For na­tion­al de­fend­er Shel­don Bateau his KV Meche­len club will have to look to­wards the 2020/2021 sea­son when­ev­er it starts af­ter the Bel­gium Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion can­celled the re­main­der of the Bel­gian First Di­vi­sion A 2019/2020 cam­paign. Last month, the Bel­gian top di­vi­sion was the first ma­jor league in Eu­rope to end its 2019-20 sea­son ear­ly due to COVID-19, with the cur­rent lead­ers named win­ners. At the time of the league be­ing halt­ed, KV Meche­len was sev­enth on the 16-team ta­ble with 44 points from 29 match­es, lev­el with Genk and 26 be­hind Club Brugge. And on Fri­day last, the Bel­gium Foot­ball au­thor­i­ties con­firmed that the cur­rent ta­ble will stand as the fi­nal one for the sea­son. Else­where, in Slo­va­kia-based de­fend­er, Ke­ston Julien's Trencin club is set to re­turn to com­pe­ti­tion on June 6; while for­mer na­tion­al mid­field­er Keon Daniel is at­tached to Pol­ish I-League club, Ty­chy 71 on May 29. Over in Nor­way, goal­keep­er Nick­las Fren­derup's Stjordals-Blink is eto 1 Di­vi­sion com­pe­ti­tion while in Mal­ta, Run­dell Win­ches­ter's Gud­ja Unit­ed of the Pre­mier League and Matthew Woo Ling and his St An­drews club are still await­ing a fi­nal de­ci­sion by the as­so­ci­a­tion on the sea­son. In Ice­land, the trio of Jonathan Glenn (IBV), Ak­il De Fre­itas (Vol­sun­gur) and Sean De Sil­va (Haukar) will be­gin the 2020 sea­son on June 13, and in Wales, Luke Gul­lick, for­mer­ly of San Juan Jabloteh and his Pon­typridd Town AFC is al­so await­ing a fi­nal de­ci­sion on the cam­paign. Jose del Valle explains why there is no question PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas is Central America's best player. Navas the best from Central America 'without a doubt' (1:50) Costa Rica's Liga FPD will be the first top-flight soccer league in the Americas to resume play since the COVID-19 outbreak put a halt to most sports worldwide, and ESPN Deportes will broadcast its return for U.S. audiences. ESPN's Spanish-language linear network will provide coverage of league leader Deportivo Saprissa's four remaining home matches, beginning with Wednesday's 10 p.m. ET matchup behind closed doors against Herediano. The play-by-play team of Fernando Palomo and Kenneth Garay will join analysts Barak Fever and Andres Agulla in broadcasting from their respective home studios. Saprissa's other home matches to be televised are vs. Limon FC (10 p.m., May 27), A.D.R. Jicaral (10 p.m., June 3) and Municipal Grecia (8 p.m., June 7). The games will also be available to stream on the ESPN App. Liga FPD, which suspended activity March 17 with seven of 22 regular-season rounds pending, plans to complete its season between May 19 and June 10. Saprissa sits four points clear of rival Alajuelense and is 115-79-98 in its "Clásico" with Herediano. How do I watch these matches? Watch: Download the ESPN App | WatchESPN | TV Don't have ESPN? Learn how to get instant access today: ESPNInstantAccess.com Here's Saprissa's remaining home schedule: Herediano Limon Wednesday, 10 p.m. ET: vs. A.D.R. Jicaral Sunday, 8 p.m. ET: vs. Municipal Grecia Can't-miss stories: