Jamaica tops Group B with nine points in CFU Men’s U-17

Jamaica defeated rivals Cuba 3-0 in top of the table clash to take maximum nine points in the final game of Group B in the Final Rounds of the 2014 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Men’s Under-17 Qualifiers, played at the Sylvio Cator Stadium in Haiti, Friday October 24. The first goal came from Peter Vassell in the 24th minute ending the first segment 1-0.

In the second half both teams were very desperate playing hard to change the score line but it was the prolific Nicholas Nelson whose conversion from the penalty spot that gave the young Reggae Boyz a 2-0 cushion in the 81st minute.

Two minutes later Nelson a student of the Hydel High School struck again with a direct kick in the 83rd minute to bag his sixth goal in this Caribbean region youth competition.

In the game played earlier between Guadeloupe and Martinique it was Guadeloupe who took all three points by beating their opponents 1-0 to earn third place with a goal from Ludovic Zelateur in the 17th minute, while Cuba ended their reign by settling for second place with six points. Jamaica will face hosts Haiti for bragging rights while St Lucia meets Cuba for third and fourth play-off on Sunday, October 26th at this same venue at a time to be announced.

Haiti took maximum nine points as well to top Group A. St Lucia earned four points, while Trinidad & Tobago ended up with three points and Barbados one point. Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, St Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago the best third placed team have qualified for the CONCACAF FIFA World Cup Qualifiers scheduled for Honduras next year.