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It seems the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has a very tedious task in scheduling the CFU Club Championship final leg which qualifies three clubs for next season’s CONCACAF Champions’ League.

TT Pro League clubs W Connection and Caledonia AIA and United Soccer League (USL) clubs Antigua Barracudas and Puerto Rico Islanders are all into the Club Championship final-four round which would also reveal the 2012 Caribbean champions following a round robin format.

It is understood that with the USL season still in motion, the CFU in dialog with all four clubs are looking for the most suitable window to schedule the final round in either June or July with Trinidad already agreed upon as the host country.

Two-time defending CFU Club Champions, Puerto Rico Islanders qualified out of Group Four contested in the Cayman Islands from May 21-25 along Caledonia while home side George Town finished without a point in the group which featured just three teams following a pullout by Haitian club Baltimore.

Caledonia played to a 0-0 draw against Islanders in the opening match and in the second match, the Morvant/Laventille slapped late a 5-0 win over George Town.

Assistant coach Jerry Moe told, “Against Islanders it was a high standard and high intensity clash. We did well and restricted them to chances from distance.

In the second match against George Town we were wasteful in our chances, but the second half we had it all together in terms of the tempo and the finishing.”

Strikers Devorn Jorsling (47th and 70th minutes) and Trevin Caesar (72nd and 76th minute) got a pair of goals each and one from Conrad Smith (80th minute) completed the Caledonia victory.

W Connection, the 2011-12 Digicel Pro League Champions, qualified out of Group Five contested in Trinidad between May 6-10 by defeating Haitian club Victory SC 2-0 and hammering Surinamese side Inter Moengotapoe 6-0 despite going under 1-2 its final group match against Barracudas which needed full points to qualify.