Haiti Clip Trinidad 1-0 In Opener

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Jamaica Gleaner

CFU 4-team final

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Nov 12, (CANA):

HAITI clipped Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 in a keen match to open their account for a second Caribbean Football Union's (CFU) Championship in Paramaribo yesterday.

Jean Joseph Mathelier converted the winning goal in the 87th minute as both teams gave a fine performance on a wet and slippery ground.

In a match in which the teams failed to capitalise on several chances, the Haitian goalkeeper Michael Maurice thrilled an estimated 5,000 spectators with a splendid performance.

Suriname, the Caribbean champions and holder of the Duvalier Cup — the award for winning the Nations Cup — will play St. Vincent tonight in their opening fixture.

• Haiti versus St. Vincent — Wednesday.
• Trinidad and Tobago versus Suriname — Thursday.
• Trinidad and Tobago versus St. Vincent — Saturday.
• Suriname versus Haiti — Sunday.