KINGSTON, Jamaica – It has been 24 years since AS Capoise of Haiti has played in Concacaf’s most elite club competition, but if its first match at the 2019 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship is any indication, this version of Capoise has the character to compete with the region’s best.
On Sunday the Haitian squad opened its 2019 FCCCC campaign against Waterhouse of Jamaica.
Staring a 2-0 halftime deficit, Capoise struck back for two goals in two second half minutes to earn a 2-2 draw.
Following the match, Capoise DF Alexandre Charles spoke exclusively with Concacaf.com and talked about Capoise battling back to get the result.
“It was a tough game for us but we are happy to have a point from it in the end,” said Charles.
“We came here to fight and we are happy that after going behind early that we could come back with two quick goals in the second half,” added Charles.
Capoise’s last appearance in a Concacaf club tournament was in the 1995 Concacaf Champions Cup in what was just the second time that the club appeared in a Concacaf tournament after having also qualified for the 1991 Concacaf Champions Cup.
Now, almost two-and-a-half decades later, Capoise is motivated to take first place at the FCCCC and reach the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.
“We will fight again in the next game to try and get a victory and hopefully we can still have a chance to go to the Champions League. This is very important for us. We want to advance to the next competition and keep flying the flag of Haiti,” concluded Charles.