ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (October 27, 2015) – President of the Caribbean Football Union Gordon Derrick has expressed congratulations to Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, for finishing at the top of the just-concluded CFU Women’s U-20 Finals held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Hosts Haiti dethroned defending champions Jamaica 2-0 in the October 23 final, while Trinidad and Tobago defeated Puerto Rico 2-1 in the third place decider.
“On behalf of the CFU ExCo, I offer congratulations to the three teams that emerged at the top of the seven-team competition. The U-20 women footballers of Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have distinguished themselves as the best in the region coming out of this competition, and we are all proud of them and wish them the very best going forward,” Derrick said.
Derrick also praised the other finals’ contenders, Bermuda, Curacao, Puerto Rico and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, saying they had given a good account of themselves.
“All of the teams had spirited performances, and I am pleased to note the continued development at country level across the CFU,” the CFU president said.
The podium finish for Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago saw them advancing to the2015 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship which will be hosted by Honduras from December 3-13.
“I join the rest of the ExCo, and I am certain the rest of the entire CFU family, in offering best wishes to the trio of teams for this next challenge. I am confident that they will represent their countries and the CFU well, and we will rally with them unrelentingly,” Derrick said.