CubaCoach: Luis Enrique Delisle Sese
Federación Cubana de Balonmano
Key players: Reinier Taboada (left back), Dariel Garcia (centre back), Claudio Ramos (line player)
“We will face this tournament with a base of athletes who are developing in Cuba, reinforced with some professional players who perform in Spain, Germany and France,” affirms coach Luis Enrique Delisle.
There is no doubt Cuba are one of the candidates to claim the trophy in Santo Domingo. “We analyse our preliminary round group [where they will meet the USA and Barbados] in a positive way,” states the coach. “We believe the final stages will be very equal. Our aim is to play for gold!”
Even though they were not able to organise friendly matches to gear up for the first NAC men’s Emerging Nations Championship, Cuba had seven training sessions each week and will arrive in Dominican Republic in good shape.
Group D at Santo Domingo 2019: USA, Cuba, Barbados