Suriname tabs side for Caribbean Cup decider at Jamaica

Suriname players (pictured) convene for a team photo prior to a Caribbean Cup match against visiting Guyana on October 8, 2016, in Paramaribo.


PARAMARIBO, Suriname – Suriname head coach Roberto Gödeken named a 20-man roster to face host Jamaica in a 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup match on November 13 at the National Stadium in Kingston.

The winner of the decisive, third-round encounter will earn a place in the semifinals and also book a ticket to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Both sides defeated already-eliminated Guyana, the other team in the Group 1 trio.

The Surinamese squad is highlighted by the presence of midfielder Mitchell Kisoor, who has a team-best three Caribbean Cup goals. Forward Stefano Rijssel scored twice in a 3-2 win over Guadeloupe on March 29, 2016, and also merited selection.

Another forward, Dimitrie Apai, registered an assist in the current edition of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League for Trinidad & Tobago’s DirecTV W Connection against Honduras Progreso on August 25, while midfielder Roxey Fer netted in 3-1 loss against Nicaragua in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on June 16, 2015. 

Jamaica and Suriname were originally scheduled to square off on October 5 at the Anthony Spaulding Sports, but that match was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew-related reasons.

They last met in the 1996 Caribbean Cup, a 3-1 victory for Suriname.



GOALKEEPERS: Obrendo Huiswoud, Claidel Kohinor

DEFENDERS: Saverio Adenie, Joel Baja, Miguel Darson, Gilberto Eind, Guno Kwasie, Albert Nibte

MIDFIELDERS: Serginio Eduard, Gillermo Faerber, Roxey Fer, Sorencio Juliaans, Mitchell Kisoor, Gregory Pokie

FORWARDS: Dimitrie Apai, Jelany Djemesi, Stefano Rijssel, Ivanildo Rozenblad, Galgyto Talea,