Kingston, Jamaica - Eight teams to battle for last two spots in the CFU Club Championship. Alpha United from Guyana have waltzed their way into the into the semi-finals of the 2014 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship after winning both games in Group 3 against Defence Force and hosts Harbour View 2-0 and 1-0 respectively.
Harbour View play their last game against Defence Force on today Tuesday, March 25th, at 7:30pm at the Harbour View Stadium.
Alpha United played only two games resulting from the last minute withdrawal of the SV Notch team from Suriname. According to the Head Coach of Alpha United Wayne Dover, it was a blessing in disguise when the team withdrew.
“It was a blessing in disguise when I heard that SV Notch had withdrew from the competition as I knew that the challenges to advance to the semis would have been more difficult if they were still in contention. We are very happy to have qualified as the group winner and we are looking forward to our next engagement at the semis.”
“Going into this segment of the tournament Alpha United will be placing a lot of emphasis on fitness. The fitness level of the team dropped significantly during the final minutes of the game against Harbour View, we did not finish comfortably and will definitely have to address this weakness.”
“Harbour View played well but scoring goals is what makes a difference in the games especially at this level. In my opinion most clubs in the region welcomes this competition as we do not play adequate football in the region. I look forward to seeing more clubs participating despite the financial challenges,” Dover said.
Meanwhile, Bayamon FC of Puerto Rico and Unite Saint Rosienne from Guadeloupe tops Group 1 with four points, each both teams will meet today, Tuesday, March 25, at 8:00pm at the Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium in the final game which will decide who advances.
Centro Dominguito has two points and Bodden Town are yet to make an impression on the table; these two will meet at 5:00pm.
The situation in Group 2 is not a comfortable one as Jamaica’s Waterhouse face off with their Trinidad and Tobago rivals Caledonia AIA at the new Mirebalais Stadium at 4:00pm in a do or die match-up.
Waterhouse has six points and Caledonia AIA has four, therefore Waterhouse only needs a draw while Caledonia AIA needs to win to top the group and advance.
Inter Moengotapoe has one point and AS Mirebalais has zero points as both teams meet in the late game today at 6:00pm at the same venue. The final round is set to be played in April at a venue to be announced.