PORT Of SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 21 (CANA):
The first championship clash of the top Caribbean football teams in the Nations Cup tournament takes place here tomorrow at the Queen's Park Oval between Haiti and Suriname.
Trinidad and Tobago and Antigua are the other countries placing the finals of this inaugural series.
Exited fans here have been asking will the Caribbean as an outcome of this project make an impact on world football scene as West Indies cricket has.
The Caribbean nations by the establishment of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) which along with host member (Trinidad and Tobago Football Association) is sponsoring the championships is aiming at providing a top class team from the region to qualify for the next World Cup.
After a brief workout today spokesmen for all sides expressed confidence in their teams ability to emerge at the top of the six match series to be played on the round robin system.
THE PROGRAMME IS
October 22 Haiti vs Suriname (Oval)
October 23 Trinidad and Tobago vs Antigua (Skinners Park)
October 25 Trinidad and Tobago vs Suriname (Oval)
October 16 Antigua vs Haiti (Skinners Park)
October 28 Suriname vs Antigua (Skinners Park)
October 29 Trinidad and Tobago vs Haiti (Oval)
At stake in the Cup final are the Duvalier Trophy donated by the president of Haiti for the winning team, man of the match award (each win), the Fairplay Trophy (for the most disciplined team) and most outstanding play.