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Haiti - League of Nations : Nicaragua-Haiti, a match under high security !
The Haitian national team will arrive in Managua on November 11 for the traditional preparation camp (from 11 to 16) before the official match, announced Manuel Quintanilla, the President of the Nicaraguan Football Federation, adding that CONCACAF officials will arrive on 13 November.
A ticket for the 2019 Gold Cup and the climb among elite selections (first division) of the CONCAF zone are the objectives of the FHF in this phase of the League of Nations which is played with "weird" regulations where selections who do not meet the same opponents are ranked according to the results obtained. Serious things will begin really for our grenadiers who will successively defy Nicaragua and Cuba on March 24, 2019 in Port-au-Prince.
Recall that Haiti after the victories in the first two games of the League of Nations: St-Marteen https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-25499-haiti-league-of-nations-the-grenadiers-pulverize-saint-marteen-[13-0].html and Saint Lucia [2-1] https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-25862-haiti-football-our-grenadiers-win-against-st-lucia-[2-1]-in-a-difficult-match.html occupies the 2nd place overall in the League of Nations Concacaf with 6 points and +14 average goal (+14). Curacao, which has not conceded any goal + 15 goals, is at the top of the ranking. Canada and Cuba (6 points +13) are looking for the slightest misstep of Grenadiers in a tight ranking where even the team ranked 10th (El Salvador 6 points + 4) is an imminent danger when we know that only six first selections will have a future in CONCACAF competitions.
National coach Marc Collat has announced a list of 24 preselected players for the match against Nicaragua. This list will be reduced to 20 Grenadiers who will prepare this game of November 17 against the Nicaraguans who remember, had barred the road to the Haitian for the ticket qualifying for the 2017 Gold Cup in a double play-off (3-1 ) in Port-au-Prince and (0-3) in Managua in March 2017 and which also has 2 victories in this League of Nations.
List of 24 pre-selected players :
Goalkeepers (3) :
Johny Placide (Oldham Athletic, United Kingdom)
Josue Duverger (Victoria Football Club, Portugal)
Valendi Odelus (Black Eagle, Haiti)
Defenders (7) :
Carlens Arcus (AJ Auxerre, France).
Stéphane Lambese (FC Stade Lavallois Mayenne, France)
Ricardo Adé (Santiago Morning, Chile),
Mechack Jerome (Jacksonville Armada, Florida USA)
Jems Geffrard (Rovaniemi Pollera, Montreal Canada)
Djimmy Bend Alexis (ASC, Haiti)
Alex Christian jr. (Gandzasar Kapan in Armenia)
Midfielders (6) :
Andrew John the Baptist (Red Bulls, New York USA)
Brian Alceus (SGG Agreement, France)
Zachary Herivals (Revolution, New England),
Soni Mustivar (Neftchi Baku, Azerbaijan)
Kevin Lafrance (AEL Limassol, Cyprus)
Hérold Junior Charles (Cibao FC, Dominican Republic),
Forwards (8) :
Wilde Donald Guerrier (Qarabag FK, Azerbaijan)
Derrick Étienne Jr. (Red Bulls, New York USA)
Frantzy Pierrot (Excel Mouscron, Belgium)
Duckens Nazon (St-Truiden VV, Belgium)
Jimmy Sanon (Fc Fury of Ottawa, Canada)
Mikaël Cantave (CD Tropezón, Spain)
Richelor Sprangers (Helmond Sport, Netherlands)
Jonel Désiré (FC Lori Vanadzor, Armenia)
Due to incidents in April 2018 in Nicaragua during the final playoff phase of the 6th FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, Uruguay 2018, when our young Grenadiers were stuck for several days in a climate of violence without being able to return to Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24176-haiti-flash-our-grenadieres-seek-to-leave-nicaragua-urgently.html Fernando Borge, Commissioner General of the Nicaraguan National Police confirmed "We have an established security plan, we have already sent it to CONCACAF and it has been approved. We will have a lot of security for the visiting team of Haiti and ours."
Our Grenadiers should leave Nicaragua on November 18th.