CFU Juvenile Tourney switched to Martinique

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Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica, has lost the opportunity to host the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Juvenile Tournament, according to a CANA report originating in Port of Spain, Trinidad date lined Oct.

The CANA story stated, that "The CFU said today, that its youth football tournament has been shifted and re-scheduled for December in Martinique, following Jamaica's inability to host the contest."

It further stated that,'"the CFU juvenile tournament and congress had been originally scheduled for Jamaica from August 21-31, but first political violence and then apparent loss of interest prompted the officials to switch the venue." The report quoted Austin Warner, CFU's secretary.

Mr. Warner stated that the exact dates will be announced later.

Six countries will contest the finals. There are Suriname, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago and defending champions Martinique.

Earlier, this year, a story also from CANA out of Trinidad stating that the CFU the congress was viewing the political scene in Jamaica with a view to shifting the tournament to Martinique who were competing with Jamaica for the task of hosting the tournament, was denied by Mr. Warner.

The Gleaner's efforts yesterday to contact Mr. Lincoln "Happy" Sutherland, President of the Jamaica Football Federation for a comment were unsuccessful.