• Thursday Feb 23, 2017

    Caribbean Club Championship: Group A Recap (Day 1)

    Action from the Caribbean Club Championship match between Racing FC and Inter Moengotapoe (white jersey) in St. John's, Antigua & Barbuda, on February 22, 2017.

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua & Barbuda – The 2017 Caribbean Club Championship kicked off Wednesday with a Group A doubleheader at the Antigua Recreation Ground.

    Host Greenbay Hoppers (Antigua & Barbuda) topped the table at the end of the evening on the strength of a 2-1 win over Bequia United (St. Vincent & the Grenadines) in the nightcap. An own-goal in the 70th minute by Kamol Bess snapped a 1-1 stalemate, giving the Antiguans all three points. Tomorley Thomas put Greenbay ahead 1-0 in the early stages of the first half, but Kamal Ollivierre leveled 15 minutes later.

    In the opener, Racing FC (Haiti) and Inter Moengotapoe (Suriname) played to a 2-2 draw. Racing rallied after falling behind twice. Kareem Kwasie (9’) and Naldo Kwasie (68’) gave Inter leads of 1-0 and 2-1, respectively. The Haitians got a pair of goals from Marckens Dorisca (17’, 81’).

    Last year, Central FC defended its Caribbean title by prevailing over fellow Trinidadian side DirecTV W Connection in the final for the second straight year, 3-0.

    The champion of the Caribbean Club Championship earns a place in the newly re-formatted CONCACAF Champions League, while the second, third and fourth-placed clubs will participate in the Confederation’s newly launched club championship tournament for Caribbean and Central American teams, which kicks off in August.

    2017 CARIBBEAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
    First Round

    GROUP A (Antigua Recreation Ground – St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda)

    February 22, 2017
    Racing FC 2, Inter Moengotapoe 2
    Marckens Dorisca 17’, 68’ / Kareem Kwasie 9’; Naldo Kwasie 68’

    Greenbay Hoppers 2, Bequia United 1
    Tomorley Thomas 13’; own-goal, Kamol Bess 70’ / Kamal Ollivierre 28’

    Team  GP  W  D  L  GF  GA  P
     Greenbay Hoppers  0  0  2  3
     Inter Moengotapoe  0  1  2
     Racing FC  1  0  0  2  1
     Bequia United  0  1  1  2


    UPCOMING MATCHES

    Friday, February 24, 2017
    Bequia United v Racing FC, 17:00
    Greenbay Hoppers FC v Inter Moengotapoe, 19:30

    Sunday, February 26, 2017
    Inter Moengotapoe v Bequia United, 17:00
    Greenbay Hoppers FC v Racing FC, 19:30

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