Haiti – OG Tokyo 2020 : The Haiti – Barbados match, threatened by socio-political instability.
At 4 days of the meeting of our U-23 Grenadiers against the “Bajan Braves” of Barbados, Sunday, September 22 at the stadium Sylvio Cator, as part of a dam of the final Caribbean North, counting for the second round of At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, players gather at the FIFA Goal center in Croix-des-Bouquets to prepare for and work together.
The presence of all the players convened by coach Marc Collat is not guaranteed because of the socio-political instability that prevails in the country, however : Dorlus Eliader, Jodelky Floreal, Pierre Denilson, Alan Jerome, Peterson Joseph Junior Paul Sauvens, Ronaldo Damus, Parima Rodriguez and Roberto Louima are already in full concentration. As for Kenley Dede, Nael Elysee, Rosemond Olive, Dutherson Clerveaux, are expected in a short time, as they play in Haiti in the Haitian Professional Football Championship (CHFP)
For players convened from abroad, their presence is still uncertain, but we hope to find Bryan Chevreuil (LB Chateauroux, France), Fertil Delentz Pierre (Real Monarchs, USA), Johab Pascal (FCG Bordeaux, France), Fontaine Alexandre (Hope Lyon, France), Denso Ulysse (Seattle Sounders II FC, USA) and the keeper of the team Isaac Rouaud.
It remains to be seen whether the country’s socio-political situation will give the Grenadiers the chance to prove to the Nation that the dream of competing in the Olympics is possible and this is happening with this roadblock, whose winner will qualify for the final round of the qualifying rounds. will play in Costa Rica in late March / early April.
All in all, the only question in addition to the great uncertainty of football lies in the serious instability in the country that may prevent them from attempting the feat of qualifying, a situation that could even compromise their presence in Sunday’s game…
Let’s hope that the match can take place otherwise Haiti risks being excluded from the Championship, having already been penalized in July when FIFA had to move the matches against Curacao and Granada to Cayman Islands for social unrest. Haiti.
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