The Puerto Rico Islanders made history Sunday as they won the 2010 CFU Club Championship in Trinidad & Tobago.
Caribbean Club Championship
After suffering a 1-0 defeat in thier opening CFU Club Championship Final Round clash against fellow Pro League club Joe Public on Wednesday, San Juan Jabloteh rebounded with a 4-1 trashing of Bayamon FC 4-1 on Friday night.
Hayden Tinto and Conrad Smith each netted a pair of goals on Tuesday night as Joe Public completed a sweep of its First Round Group “C” with an 8-2 victory over the Bermudan club Devonshire Cougars at Victoria Park, Kingstown, St Vincent, advancing with Avenues United to the Second Round of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Champions Cup.
Puerto Rican club Atletico River Plate have protested the sanctions imposed on them by the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) following their April 18 CFU Club Championship Group D second round match against Trinidad and Tobago’s San Juan Jabloteh, which ended in an all-out brawl.
Top striker Kerry Baptiste scored a double as Joe Public held a comfortable 4-1 lead after 78 minutes before Leo Victor fought back with late goals from Van Zuilingen (84th) and Roché Emanuelson (90th).
Defender Radanfah Abu Bakr’s early second period goal handed Bmobile Joe Public a 1-0 victory on Wednesday night over fellow Pro League club San Juan Jabloteh in their CFU Final Round clash at the Marvin Lee Stadium.
Two-time champion Joe Public will face Suriname's Leo Victor, Avenues United of St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Bermuda's Devonshire Cougars in the opening round of the CFU Club Champions Cup.
Puerto Rican and Trinidadian derbies will highlight the opening day of the final round of the Caribbean Club Champions Cup with the Puerto Rico Islanders facing Bayamon FC and Joe Public opposing San Juan Jabloteh.
Digicel T&T Pro League champions, bmobile Joe Public, will begin its quest to be crowned Caribbean Football Union Club Championship winners against perennial Dominican champions Bath Estate. The first-leg match will be played at the Windsor Park Stadium, Rousseau, Dominica on March 5, the same venue where fellow T&T club W Connection secured a 5–0 away first round win last year, while it won the return match 12–1. The home-and-away series involving ten clubs is also the first round of the CFU’s qualifying tournament for the 2010-2011 Concacaf Champion’s League preliminary phase.