Four additional teams have qualified for the Final Round of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) 2014 Men’s Under 20 Qualifiers set to be staged in Trinidad and Tobago, later this September.
Aruba, Haiti and Cuba will join the Dominican Republic for a chance to be the top Under 20 team in the region.
Haiti thanks to a 2-1 hard fought win over Suriname collected maximum points to top Group 3 and enter the final round.
The clash took place at the Stade Sylvio Cator Stadium in Haiti was watched by well over ten thousand spectators who saw a desperately determined Haitian team come from behind to turn back their opponents 2-1.
Suriname netted as early as in the 3rd minute with a goal from the prolific Giovanni Osoman. Seven minutes later the stadium erupted from the cheers and chants of the home crowd when Haiti levelled the score. This half ended 1-1.
At the start of the second half both teams came out with new life as the players from both sides performed at their best to advance to the next level but it was the Haitians who got the clincher in the 58th minute off the boots of Alessandro Campoy to decide the fate of the hosts who ended the game 2-1.
When the dust settled in this group Haiti earned maximum nine points, Suriname six, St Lucia three and Turks and Caicos nil.
Aruba who were the Group 4 hosts emerged group winners with six points to qualify after defeating Grenada 1-0 and doing likewise to Dominica at the Guillermo Trinidad Stadium, in Aruba.
Duncan Homoet is the hero having scored both goals in both games for Aruba. Grenada was second with three points while Dominica finished the contest without a point.
The competition will continue on Wednesday, July 30 on the grounds of the Ergilio Hato Stadium, in Curacao when Anguilla, St Kitts & Nevis, Cayman Islands and Curacao tussle to top Group 5 to end the preliminary stage.