Lean time for soccer teams

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Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica's footballers are having a lean time in Haiti and San Juan, Puerto Rico, in that they have failed to win a single game, despite five-months of training carried out at the National Stadium six days weekly.

The stronger team has been sent to San Juan where they are competing in the 10th Central American and Caribbean Games, but they look much weaker, according to results than the team sent to Port Au Prince, Haiti to compete in the first ever Caribbean Championships, the Duvalier Cup.

The team in Puerto Rico has conceded eight goals in three matches without scoring any and the team in Haiti have had nine goals scored against them, scoring three in four games. The Duvalier team has had two goalless draws with two of the top teams in the competition, Netherland Antilles and Guadeloupe losing to Surinam 3—5 and Trinidad 0—4.

In Puerto Rico, Jamaica have lost to the top two teams in the competition, but when they lose 0—7 to Cuba, it is difficult to understand why.