Caribbean Finals: Under-17
footballers going for glory
Having thrashed Guadalupe 5-0 in their debut, the
Cuban under-17 football team will play Martinique in
the final phase of the Caribbean qualifiers taking
place in Haiti.
Yoesan Alonso (23rd minute), Serguey Campillo (39th)
and Ray Charles (45th) scored to the delight of
their coach Fidel “Jiqui” Salazar during the first
half, while the captain Carlos Borromeo (51th
minute) and Omar Romero (65th) made it 5 in the
second half at the Sylvio Cator Stadium in Puerto
Principe, where Martinque were also beaten by
Jamaica 4-0 in the other match of group B.
The Cubans will seek to obtain a second victory in
order to classify for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions
League to take place in Honduras. That competition
will see four teams qualify for the World Cup in
Chile 2015. The Cubans also hope to secure 6 points
before their meeting with Jamaica on Friday.
The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has eliminated
the semifinals from the tournament, which means that
the winner of group B will play against the champion
of group A, including Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago,
St. Lucia and Barbados, with the bronze medal going
to the runner ups.