San Juan Jabloteh let it slip in the final of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) 2017 Club Championship, losing 1-0 against tournament newbies, Cibao FC, who lifted the Caribbean crown, and in the process took the region’s automatic spot at next season’s Concacaf Champions League.
Caribbean Club Championship
San Juan Jabloteh and Dominican Republic outfit Cibao FC will contest the final of the 2017 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship from 8pm on Sunday after both sides progressed from the final round in Trinidad as group winners.
Tyrone Charles scored off his head to seal San Juan Jabloteh's place in the Final Round of the 2017 Caribbean Club Championship—the region's qualifying tournament to the newly re-formatted CONCACAF club platform—with a 1-0 win over Group E host team System 3 Sport Academy on Sunday at Victoria Park in Kingstown, St. Vincent.
The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship could be on its way towards a third straight all-Trinidad and Tobago final on 21 May, after TT Pro League clubs San Juan Jabloteh and Central FC made winning starts to the finals on Sunday.
San Juan Jabloteh looks set to join Trinidad and Tobago Pro League compatriots and two-time reigning champions Central FC in the Caribbean Club Championship 2017 Final Round to be hosted in Trinidad from May 14 - 21.
Central FC will attempt to become the first club in Caribbean history to win three successive regional titles when the final round of the Caribbean Club Championships gets going on Sunday 14 May. And the “Couva Sharks” will seek to do so with possibly up to a dozen players who could have left the country again before the Pro League season kicks off on 26 May 2017.
Nathan Lewis and Keithy Simpson both grabbed hat-tricks as Trinidad and Tobago Pro League outfit San Juan Jabloteh dumped Sint Maarten’s Flames United 9-0 on Wednesday in the opening clash of Group E of the 2017 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship at Victoria Park in Kingstown, St. Vincent.
His opponents are Haiti’s Racing FC and Jamaica’s Portmore United—two teams deep into their respective domestic national leagues. His side, San Juan Jabloteh, meanwhile are currently only in pre-season.
Keith Jeffrey, head coach of former Caribbean champions San Juan Jabloteh, is bracing for a baptism of fire when he leads the San Juan Kingsinton Group E action of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) 2017 Club Championship—the Caribbean’s qualifying tournament to the CONCACAF Champions League—this week.