PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – The visiting Jamaica defeated Haiti 1-0 in the second day of Group B’s CONCACAF World Cup Russia 2018 Qualifiers on Tuesday.
The Reggae Boyz won with a header scored by striker, Clayton Donaldson, 64 minutes into the game. Donaldson appeared to be off sides which planted the Grenadier defense in cement as the ball entered the goal. The referee did not pull the flag.
The match was hotly contested, with sweetheart chances to score for the Haitian side. In the last minute of Tuesday’s game, the main man of the Haitian attack, Duckens Nazon, had a good scoring option for the crowd at Stade Sylvio Cator, but the ball went wide and missed the chance of a draw.
The win would be a bounce back for Jamaica which lost at its home to Panama, 2-0, on Friday. It was the second straight loss for Haiti after succumbing 1-0 in Costa Rica.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the Grenadiers of Haiti will face off against the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica in a World Cup-qualifying match.
Kickoff is at 7:00 PM at Stade Sylvio Cator in Port-au-Prince and a raucous home crowd is expected to be on hand to cheer the Haitian National Team.
The last time the teams met was at the M&T Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland for the Gold Cup Semi-Finals on July 18, 2015. In that match, Haiti suffered an early lapse granting the Jamaicans a point as they held on to a 1-0 victory.
Hopes are high on the eve of the Bataille de Vertières anniversary. Haiti has managed to keep its team together while Jamaica has suffered injuries to many of its top players.