Haiti defeat Cuba in final

Haiti exploded for four second-half goals to earn a 5-0 win over Cuba in the final of the Caribbean qualifying competition for the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship at Ato Boldon Stadium Sunday.

The Haitians completed the final round with a 4W-1D-0L record, scoring 15 goals and conceding only one, while Cuba lost for the first time after posting four straight wins.

Haitians celebrate. (Picture compliments Sportsmax)
Haitians celebrate.
(Picture compliments Sportsmax)

Steve Mondestin scored in a third straight game to give Haiti a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute.

Ten minutes after break, Steve Selso Saint-Duc doubled the advantage with his team-high fifth goal and Jean Jacques Danley made it 3-0 in the 63rd minute.

Luidon Casseus (78th min) and Nael Wellofky Elysee (90th+2) completed the scoreline with their second and third goals of the tournament, respectively.

In the match for third place, Jamaica posted a 3-0 victory over Curacao. Raewin Senior got things started with a 21st-minute goal and Nicque Daley (48th, 70th) netted a second-half brace. Senior and Daley finished the tournament as the team’s co-scoring leaders with four goals each.

Cuba, Curacao, Haiti and Jamaica had previously earned berths to the CONCACAF event, which will be played in Panama from April 21-May 7, 2017. The field also include the host nation, Canada, Mexico, Suriname, the United States and three to-be-determined Central American sides.

Source: (Sportsmax)

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