|Trinidad & Tobago||Haiti|
|Dale Saunders (21')|
Brent Rahim (68')
Arnold Dwarika (74')
|2001-05-25||Hasely Crawford Stadium||Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||8000|
Copa Caribe kings for the 8th time
|TRINIDAD and Tobago collected their eighth Caribbean Cup title when they beat Haiti 3-0 in the Copa Caribe football final at the Hasely Crawford Stadium last night.|
Dale Saunders sent 8,000 home fans cheering with a 28th minute goal, before Brent Rahim and Arnold Dwarika struck in the second half to secure a remarkable sixth title in the last seven tournaments for Trinidad and Tobago.
T&T were hardly threatened by the Haitians, who failed to reproduce the dazzling form which saw them whip Martinique 5-0 in Tuesdays semifinals.
Nottingham Forest striker Stern John made the first goal for T&T.
He took on the Haitian defence in an enterprising dribble and fired a shot which goalkeeper Géteau Ferdinand deflected, only for Saunders to tap in from close range.
Haiti, playing an uncharacteristically slow game, enjoyed a lot of ball possession but hardly pressured the unbeaten T&T.
Rahim deflated Haiti when he knocked in a long cross from Mickey Trotman on the right in the 67th minute to make it 2-0, and 10 minutes later, Saunders found Dwarika unmarked in the six-yard box and he slid the ball past Ferdinand to complete the win.
Trinidad and Tobago also claimed two individual awards, as lanky defender Dennis Lawrence was named tournament MVP, and Clayton Ince grabbed the Best Goalkeeper award.
Cuba, beaten 1-0 by Martinique in the third place play-off on Thursday night, took the Fair Play Trophy, and Haitis Golman Pierre got the Golden Boot Award as the top scorer with five goals.
(Trinidad & Tobago)Clayton Ince, Dale Saunders, Marvin Andrews, Ansil Elcock, Dennis Lawrence, Reynold Carrington, Avery John, Arnold Dwarika (Gary Glasgow-82nd), Stern John (Nigel Pierre-73rd), Brent Rahim, Mickey Trotman (Lyndon Andrews-73rd).
(Haiti)Géteau Ferdinand, Roosevelt Désir, Frantz Gilles, Michel Gabriel, Pierre Richard Bruny, Renel Mompremier (Clément Cléjust-51st), Chrismanor Telusma, Golman Pierre (Pierre Roland-80th), Peter Germain, Likenson Chéry, Jacques Pierre.
|4.||Marvin Andrews (capt.)|
|84' Gary Glasgow|
|79' Nigel Pierre|
|79' Lyndon Andrews|
|79'||Nigel Pierre for Stern John|
|79'||Lyndon Andrews for Mickey Trotman|
|84'||Gary Glasgow for Arnold Dwarika|