is to help Antigua to continue to earn, because Antigua needs to earn in order to help Barbuda rebuild." “The worst thing that can happen is for people to confuse the devastation on Barbuda with what’s going on in Antigua,” he said.“Antigua is now the sole bread winner for both islands, we need our tourists to continue to come.” WTO award pending Sanders also urged the United States, irrespective of any financial aid, to make good on a World Trade Organization adjudicated award related to internet gambling, which his government has calculated to be worth about 0 million.The name was selected in a contest with the fanbase in 2012 after the team advanced to the third round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.The Benna Boys beat out other entries in the contest such as Beach Boys, Iron Bandits, Rhythm Warriors and Party Crashers.
The first official FIFA match played by Antigua and Barbuda was away against Trinidad and Tobago in Port-of Spain, Trinidad on 10 November 1972 for a home and away series during 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification. The 1998 Caribbean Cup, hosted by Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, saw Antigua and Barbuda, led by Serbian coach Zoran Vraneš, serve up a surprise as they reached the semi-finals of the competition.
Trinidad and Tobago won the first match 11–1, making this result Antigua and Barbuda's worst loss in team history. In the qualifying round, the Benna Boys had an unbeaten string of matches securing progression to group stages of the finals.
Antigua were placed in Group 4, along with Grenada, Guyana and Anguilla.
The performances in the aforementioned three matches saw Antigua and Barbuda get second place in the group and qualify for the knockout phase of the tournament.
The Benna Boys' first and only qualification to the knockout round saw them pitted against the heavy favourites of the tournament, Jamaica's Reggae Boys.