• Thursday Feb 01, 2018

    CCC2018: Haiti’s Real Hope FA opens with win

    Real Hope FA’s Johnson Jeudy (#10, center) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring against host W Connection in the 2018 Caribbean Club Championship on January 31, 2018, in Couva, Trinidad & Tobago. (Photo: CA-Images)

    COUVA, Trinidad & Tobago – Tier 1 play in the 2018 CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship (CCC) kicked off Wednesday with a Group A doubleheader at Ato Boldon Stadium.

    Real Hope Football Academy (Haiti) topped the table at the end of the evening on the strength of a 1-0 win over host W Connection (Trinidad & Tobago) in the nightcap.  Johnson Jeudy struck for the game’s only goal in the third minute, when he burst into the left side of the box and fired a left-footed shot from six-yards out off goalkeeper Kurt Frederick.

    In the opener, Club Atletico Pantoja (Dominican Republic) and 10-man Arnett Gardens played to a 0-0 draw.  Oniel Thompson was ejected in the 61st minute after being issued a second yellow card.

    Last year, the Dominican Republic’s Cibao FC prevailed 1-0 over San Juan Jabloteh of Trinidad & Tobago in the final for its first Caribbean club title.

    The CCC Tier 1 champion will earn a place in the 2019 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, while the runner-up and third place finishers will qualify for the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.

    The fourth-place side will face the winner of the Tier 2 tournament -- Caribbean Club Shield -- in a playoff to determine the third club that will represent the Caribbean in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.  The Tier 2 champion, however, must comply with the minimum CONCACAF Club Licensing requirements for CONCACAF League participation. 


    First Round

    GROUP A (Ato Boldon Stadium – Couva, Trinidad & Tobago) 

    January 31, 2018

    Club Atletico Pantoja 0, Arnett Gardens 0

    W Connection 0, Real Hope Football Academy 1

    Johnson Jeudy 3’ 

    Table Group A  

    Team  G  W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS
     Real Hope FA 1  1  0  0  1  0  3
     Club Atletico Pantoja 1  0  1  0 0  0  1
     Arnett Gardens  1  0  1  0 0  0
     W Connection  1  0  1 0 1 0


    Friday – February 2, 2018

    Real Hope Football Academy v Club Atletico Pantoja, 18:00

    W Connection v Arnett Gardens, 21:00

    Sunday – February 4, 2018

    Arnett Gardens v Real Hope Football Academy, 18:00

    W Connection v Club Atletico Pantoja, 21:00


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