U17 Boyz defeat Cuba 3-0, advance to CFU final

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter

Friday, October 24, 2014

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Jamaica advanced to the final of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under -17 Championship after defeated Cuba 3-0 at the Sylvio Cator Stadium Friday.
Jamaica will now play hosts Haiti on Sunday to determine the champion of the region.
Hot striker Nicholas Nelson who came off the bench in the 61st minute bagged a brace, scoring in the 82nd and 85th minutes. The Hydel High School student has now scored six goals at this championship following his hat trick against Guadeloupe on Wednesday.
Earlier Cornwall College's Peter Vassell scored in the 25th minute as Jamaica raced to their third consecutive win and topped Group B with maximum nine points.
Cuba finished second with six points ahead of Guadeloupe with three points following their 1-0 win over Martinique in the curtain raiser.
But Guadeloupe finished with the same amount of points as Trinidad and Tobago from Group A, but the Twin Island Republic got the nod as the best third placed team with a better goal difference despite crashing 0-3 to Haiti on Thursday.
Jamaica along with Haiti, Cuba, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago have qualified for the final CONCACAF FIFA World Cup qualifiers set for Honduras in February.
Twelve teams will then vie for the four spots available to CONCACAF for the World Cup in Chile in October 2015.

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