The opportunity beckons again for three regional football teams to participate in the 2014 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship, and earn a spot into the prestigious 2014 CONCACAF Champions League.
The tournament is open to all champion and runners-up from each Member Association’s league, once their competition ends on or before the end of 2013. Registration for all interested clubs is now open and closes on December 31st 2013.
This year CONCACAF has broadened the possibilities for participation and further indicated that the competition is not limited to professional clubs only. Therefore, clubs with amateur status are also eligible for participation.
This is an opportunity for clubs in the region to gain international recognition and compete for an attractive cash reward during the CONCACAF Champions League competition.
President of the CFU, Gordon Derrick is encouraging all champions across the region to consider participation once they can meet the outlined criteria.
“We in the CFU are always looking for ways to maximize the skill and earning potential of our talented players and this CFU Club Championship is an excellent vehicle to help us achieve this goal.
“The top three teams out of this competition will not only gain entrance into next year’s CONCACAF Champions League; but be a beacon for Caribbean football and be the inspiration for our young footballing generation as they too seek professional contracts and exposure,” said Derrick.
Competition rules and registration are available on the CFU website- www.cfufootball.org or can be emailed or faxed from the CFU Secretariat in Jamaica.
The 2013 CFU Men's Club Championship was made up of two Groups.
Group 1; consisted of the ‘Barracuda’ team from Antigua & Barbuda, while Trinidad & Tobago posted the duo of teams ‘W Connection’ and the ‘Caledonia AIA’. Whereas Group 2; saw the likes of ‘Valencia’ from Haiti, ‘Bayamon’ from Puerto Rico, while Jamaica entered two teams ‘Portmore United’ and ‘Boys' Town’.
W Connection, Valencia and Caledonia AIA were successfully in making it to the 2013 CONCACAF Champions League.