Jamaica and Haiti national Under 17 teams meet at the Sylvio Cator Stadium today, Sunday, October 26, to battle for the title of the 2014 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Men’s Under-17 Qualifiers in the final set for 7:30pm, while at 5:00pm Cuba face St Lucia for third and fourth play-off.
Interestingly, the young Reggae Boyz are desperate to collect a new silverware while the French speaking Haitians are no push overs and will not rest until the sound of the final whistle as they too will want to grab that championship trophy.
Meanwhile, the former champions Cuba, will be making all the efforts to keep the determined St Lucians at bay and take third place.
St Lucia I am sure are just as hungry for a place in the first three, therefore, I will not expect to see them to lay down and be trampled by the Cubans.
This too will be an interesting game to watch. Haiti and Jamaica topped Group A and B respectively with maximum nine points each to earn spots in the final, while Cuba and St Lucia with six and four points in the same order were qualified from Group A and B individually.
Eight teams entered the Final Rounds of this regional youth competition namely Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, St Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago, Martinique, Barbados and Guadeloupe.
However, resulting from the performance of these teams, Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, St Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago the best third placed team were qualified for the CONCACAF FIFA World Cup Qualifiers scheduled for Honduras next year.