CFU EXCO salutes regional teams for commendable CNL performances
Published on 22 November 2019
Jamal Ray Charles (left) was instrumental in Grenada’s qualification to the 2021 Gold Cup. Photo by Concacaf media
The Executive Committee of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) is saluting the senior men’s teams of several Member Associations for notable runs in the Concacaf Nations League and for either securing Gold Cup spots or advancing to the qualifiers.
Curacao, Grenada, Jamaica, Martinique and Suriname all punched their tickets to the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, with Grenada, Jamaica and Suriname earning promotion to League A of the Concacaf Nations League along the way. Meantime, Martinique and Curacao, 2019 Gold Cup contenders, maintained their positions in League A.
The Bahamas, Barbados and Guadeloupe also made commendable strides, advancing to League B of the Concacaf Nations League and will all contest the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Qualifiers set for next year in March and June.
Also contesting the qualifiers by virtue of their placement in the Nations League are Bermuda, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, French Guiana, Montserrat and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
CFU President Randolph Harris, who is also the president of the Barbados Football Association, said the results augur well for football in the Caribbean.
“Historically we’ve grown accustomed to having certain regional football powerhouses, and we’ve seen with the Nations League these past two iterations some non-traditional teams meet and exceed the mark given our circumstances, and that is not just exciting, it is encouraging to all of our members,” Harris said.
“We wish the teams the very best as they go on the hunt,” Harris said, adding, “and to the other Member Associations, we recognize that many of them have seen incremental progress, and as board, we encourage them to stay the course and to keep putting in the work.”