Haiti - Gold Cup 2017 : Grenadiers' victory against Nicaragua [3-1]
In the first period, on a lawn soaked by the recent rains, disposed in 4-3-3 by Josaphat, our Grenadiers opened hostilities by multiplying the opportunities with discipline and without haste. Jeff Louis at the 19' opens the scoring with a powerful strike in favor of Haiti [1-0] at 6 minutes of the half-time our Grenadiers very in form inscribes to the 41' a second goal [2-0].
At halftime the score remains [2-0] in favor of Haiti
After the break, Nicaragua is more offensive but the Grenadiers remains to maneuver and Jeff Louis scored a third goal in the 55', his second of the match.
Jean-Claude Josaphat, then made 3 changes.
Taking advantage of a Haitian error Carlos Chavarria at the 86' reduced the score by scoring the first and only goal of the match in favor of Nicaragua [3-1]
With this victory, our Grenadiers have a good option on their ticket for the 2017 Gold Cup, which they will have to validate on Tuesday, March 28 in Managua in a decisive return match.
To defeat Haiti Nicaragua will have to win by 2 to 0. In case of a draw or a defeat by a single goal of difference, it is Haiti that will join in group B the teams USA, Panama and Martinique in July in the 2017 Gold Cup.
Composition of the lineup of the Grenadiers :
Steward Céus (#12)
Réginald Goreux (#8)
Romain Genevois (#5)
Mechack Jérôme (#3)
Alex Christian Jr. (#22)
Sébastien Thurière (#15)
Kevin Lafrance (#13) (replaced, in the second period, by Max Hilaire)
Jeff Louis (#10) (replaced, in the second period, by Hérold Junior Charles)
Wilde Donald Guerrier (#7) (replaced, in the second period, by Sony Nordé)
Kervens Fils Belfort (#9)
Duckens Nazon (#20)
Coach : Jean-Claude Josaphat
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