CWOQ Caribbean Round-Up

Published on 30 January 2020

The Caribbean teams have shown guts, determination and skill but have come up short so far in the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying now under way in Texas.

Jamaica were edged out 0-1 by Mexico thanks to a first-half strike from Renae Cuellar when both sides met in at HEB Park in Edinburg, Texas on Wednesday in a keenly contested Group B match.

Playing a day earlier against the United States at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Haiti went under to Canada 0-4 in the Group A match-up. The Haitian women put up a stiff challenge, with GK Kerley Theus making several heroic saves. The pressure from the US women, however, sent them ahead.

St. Kitts and Nevis, on this stage for the first time, went away with an 11-0 defeat at the hands of Canada. The match saw the victors’ Christine Sinclair, who had two conversions, became the all-time leader in international goals with 185.

Haiti is back in action on Friday, at 7 pm, against Costa Rica; St. Kitts and Nevis face Mexico on Saturday at 4:30 pm ahead of the Jamaica-Canada fixture at 6:30 pm. On February 3, Haiti play Panama; and Jamaica play St. Kitts and Nevis in a Caribbean derby on February 4 at 9:30 pm.

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