Newly crowned Digicel T&T Pro League champions, Central FC and Couva neighbours, DirecTV W Connection have been drawn apart for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship semifinals carded for the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, May 22.
Previously it was stated that both T&T clubs would meet in one semifinal while Haiti’s Don Bosco and Jamaica’s Montego Bay Sports would face off in the other for a place in the final from 6 pm on May 24.
However, in a confirmed release on the CFU Web site it was stated that Central FC will clash with Don Bosco in the opening semifinal from 6pm followed by W Connection, CFU winners in 2001, 2001 and 2009 and four-time finalists against Montego Bay with the quartet cashing the three CFU representatives to the 2015/2016 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League
The three-year-old Central FC club, making its debut in the 14-team tournament advanced to the semifinals after it won Group One played at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence with wins over Suriname’s Inter Moengotapoe (2-0) and host club, Alpha United (3-1) while W Connection was more emphatic in reaching the last-four as it crushed Guyana Defence Force 7-1 and followed up with a 7-2 bashing of Antigua and Barbuda’s SAP FC in Group Two at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.
Jamaica’s Waterhouse FC was expected to be the fourth club in Group Two, but withdrew at the last minute due to financial issues.
Montego Bay, was also impressive in Group Three beating Club Sportif Moulien of Guadeloupe, 1-0; Haiti’s America FC, 2-1; and Suriname’s SV Excelsior, 3-0.
And in Group Four, Don Bosco hammered Bahamas’ Lyford Cay FC 10-0 and followed with a 5-1 beating of Virgin Islands’ Helenites Sporting Club and Unite Sainte Rose, 1-0.
The semifinal winners will automatically qualify for the 2015/2016 Concacaf Champions League, which begins in August, while the third-place winners will secure the third and final Caribbean berth.
CFU Club Championship Final round
Don Bosco (Haiti) winner Group 4 vs Central FC (T&T) winner Group I, 6 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium
Montego Bay Utd (Jamaica) winer Group 3 vs DirecTV W Connection (T&T) winner Group 2, 8 pm, Ato Boldon Stadium
Third place, 4 pm
Final, 6 pm