Haiti - Football : The Grenadiers arrived in Trinidad and Tobago
The Haitian team, thanks to a partnership with the Brazilian NGO Viva Rio, the services of a professional staff of high level and training for three weeks in Rio de Janeiro. The national team has taken up residence at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Port of Spain, and will play the 2, 4 and 6 November at Marvin Lee Stadium in search of one of the two qualification places for the finals of the Digicel Cup.
For various reasons, the national team staff headed by a Brazilian, commissioned by Professor Edson Tavares, has been renewed almost entirely (except Leonel Saint Preux, Peterson Occenat, Parnel Guerrier, Sony Norde and Eliphène Cadet) for this competition, counting no less than a dozen players who have never played in national A or abroad.
Let us wish that the Grenadiers are more fortunate than our women's national team (The Grandière) who suffered a serious defeat, Sunday, Oct. 24, in a friendly match against Brazil (7-0) before fly to Cancun where they clashed last Thursday the USA. Dominated from start to finish the Grenadière had no chance and are inclined 5-0. The "Grenadières" face today in Cancun, the Costa-Rica, in
a second match for the qualifiers for the 2011 World Cup. We wish them back into shape very quickly.
Composition of the Grenadier team:
Steward CEUS (Colorado Rapids, USA)
Peterson OCCENAT (Aigle Noir, Haïti)
Parnel GUERRIER (Victory SC, Haïti)
Jean Garry RUBIN (America des Cayes, Haïti)
Donald GUERRIER (Violette AC, Haïti)
Junior CLAIRSSAINVIL (ASCAR, Haïti)
Kenold VERSAILLES (Rochester Rhinos, USA)
Jerome MECHACK (Austin Aztec, USA)
Ricardo CHARLES (Victory SC, Haïti)
Eliphène CADET (Aigle Noir, Haïti)
Léonel ST PREUX (Victory SC, Haïti)
Fabien VORBE (Furman University, USA)