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.
Caribbean Club Championship
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.
Pro League club W Connection defeated Puerto Rico Islanders 2-1 in the final of the CFU Club Champions Cup on Sunday night at the Marvin Lee Stadium to be crowned ‘champions of the Caribbean’.
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).
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.
In a draw conducted at CONCACAF Headquarters in New York today, the line-up for the CFU Club Champions Cup semifinals was set.
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.