Caledonia AIA are one foot inside a second consecutive appearance in the CONCACAF Champions’ League after edging Jamaican club Portmore United 1-0 at Hasely Crawford Stadium on Monday night.
Caribbean Club Championship
"Our heads are up and we're ready to go," says Caledonia AIA captain Stephan David, as the Morvant-Laventille club announced a 20-man squad to face Jamaican club Portmore United on Monday and Wednesday of this week.
SV Inter Moengo-tapoe (Suriname) have pulled out of Group One of the Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Club Championships to be played in Trinidad and Tobago, while Antigua Baraccudas who had also indicated their intention to pull out, have got sponsorship and now want back in.
Trinidad and Tobago Pro League outfit Caledonia AIA will attempt to get another taste of the Concacaf Champions League when they face off against Portsmore FC of Jamaica in two key Caribbean Football Union playoff qualifiers on May 20 and 22.
Caledonia AIA will begin the defence of their Caribbean Club Championship title from April 24 in Jamaica, where they play a qualifying tournament for entry into the 2013-2014 CONCACAF Champions League.
Eight months after earning the right to represent Trinidad and Tobago and the Digicel Pro League at the 2013 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship, with the chance of advancing to next season's 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions' League, T&TEC FC have relinquished the opportunity other clubs drooled over.
DIRECTV W Connection looks set to secure one of three Caribbean spots in the 2013-2014 CONCACAF Champions’ League after defeating fellow TT Pro League club Caledonia AIA with an impressive 4-0 win on Friday night at the Ato Boldon Stadium.
Caledonia AIA’s ambition to continuously represent Trinidad and Tobago and the region at the CONCACAF Champions’ League remains the club’s highest target.