Jamaica to host CONCACAF Club Championships May 12-19

By April 23, 2019

Jamaica is to host the 2019 CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championships from May 12-19, 2019 at the Stadium East in Kingston.

Reigning Red Stripe Premier League champions Portmore United Football Club and Waterhouse will do battle against Haitian football clubs AS Capoise and Real Hope FA.

The winner of the competition will qualify directly to the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League with the runner-up and third place teams qualifying for the CONCACAF League. The fourth-place finisher will face S.V. Robinhood from Suriname, the winner of the 2019 Caribbean Club Shield competition played in Curacao.

This play-off will qualify a third club for the Scotiabank CONCACAF League.

In making the announcement, CONCACAF’s Chief Football Officer Manolo Zubiria explained that the championship is another event being hosted by Jamaica that will help to transform the sport in the country and the wider region.

“Through these events, we can inspire future generations to love and play the game of football,” he said.

“This competition represents the best of professional Caribbean club football and it’s an integral part of our expanded club competitions platform. It provides an extraordinary opportunity to continue supporting and developing club football in the Caribbean, to grow talent and to encourage our youth to play the sport.”

Manolo said also that the competition provides fully professional leagues with a clear pathway to the top level of CONCACAF’s club competitions.

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