The Twin Island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago will be buzzing with excitement when its National Under-20 team encounter the French speaking Haitians in the final of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) 2014 Men’s Under 20 Qualifiers on Friday, September 19, at the Ato Boldon Stadium at 7:30pm.
This game will follow the third and fourth play-off between Cuba and Aruba which will be played at 5:00pm at this same venue. These four top CFU teams will advance to the next CONCACAF U-20 Men’s Championship. This Under-20 Championship is a biennial tournament that decides the regional youth champions and the confederation's four qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
The hosts earned their place at the final by topping Group A with seven points while Haiti emerged finalist of Group B after gaining maximum nine points in that group. Meanwhile, Cuba were second in Group A with four points and Aruba second in Group B with six points just enough to land them in the top four teams in this Qualifiers tournament.
Last evening Haiti defeated St Kitts & Nevis 5-2 in their last game of Group B at the Ato Boldon Stadium. Haiti secured the three points from the first segment of the game with goals from Cherenfant Woodensky in the 4th and 28th, Monpremier Fredlin in the 7th and Desire Jonel in the 17th and 42nd minute.
Scoring for St Kitts & Nevis was Carlos Bertie in the 74th and 76th minute. In the other game played at this same venue, Aruba fought desperately to come from behind to beat Dominican Republic who went ahead from the 10th minute with a goal from Jose Joaquin Puello Diaz.
Aruba managed to level the score in the 83rd minute courtesy of a Youri Wernet goal. The team went into overdrive and in the 90 plus minute were able to find the clincher through a Joel Geerman goal to end the game 2-1.