2014 CFU Club Championship

The 2014 CFU Club Championship was the 16th edition of CFU Club Championship, the annual international club football competition in the Caribbean region, held amongst clubs whose football associations are affiliated with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU). The top three teams in the tournament qualified for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League.[1]

2014 CFU Club Championship
2014 CFU Club Champions’ Cup
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Tournament details
DatesMarch 21–25, 2014 (first round)
April 18–20, 2014 (final round; cancelled)
Teams13 (from 9 associations)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored40 (2.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)9 players (2 goals each)
2013
2015

TeamsEdit

The tournament was open to all champion and runners-up from each member association’s league, once their competition ended on or before the end of 2013. Registration for all interested clubs closed on December 31, 2013. CONCACAF broadened the possibilities for participation and further indicated that the competition was not limited to professional clubs only. Therefore, clubs with amateur status were also eligible for participation.[2]

A total of 13 teams from 9 CFU associations entered the competition. Valencia (Haiti) was given a bye to the final round as the best performer among the entrants both in the 2013 CFU Club Championship and the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League. The other 12 teams entered the first round.[3][4]

Association Team Qualification method
  Cayman Islands Bodden Town 2012–13 Cayman Islands League champion
  Curaçao Centro Dominguito 2013 Curaçao League champion
  Guadeloupe USR 2012–13 Guadeloupe Division d'Honneur fourth place
(entered after both CS Moulien and L'Etoile, the league champion and runner-up respectively, declined to enter)[5]
  Guyana Alpha United 2012–13 GFF National Super League champion
  Haiti Mirebalais 2013 Ligue Haïtienne champion
Valencia
(bye to final round)
2013 Ligue Haïtienne runner-up
  Jamaica Harbour View FC 2012–13 National Premier League champion
Waterhouse 2012–13 National Premier League runner-up
  Puerto Rico Bayamón FC 2013 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico regular season winner and championship play-off runner-up
  Suriname Inter Moengotapoe 2012–13 SVB Hoofdklasse champion
Notch 2012–13 SVB Hoofdklasse runner-up
  Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force 2012–13 TT Pro League champion
Caledonia AIA 2012–13 TT Pro League runner-up

The following associations did not enter a team:

First roundEdit

In the first round, the 12 teams were divided into three groups of four, with each group containing at least two league champions. Each group was played on a round-robin basis, hosted by one of the teams at a centralized venue. The winners of each group advanced to the final round to join Valencia.[3][4]

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bayamón FC 3 1 2 0 6 1 +5 5
  Centro Dominguito 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
  USR 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Bodden Town 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0
Bayamón FC  5–0  Bodden Town
Ramos   9'
Granado   28' (pen.)61'
Pérez   35'
Calix   79'
Report


Bodden Town  2–4  Centro Dominguito
Levien   35'
Robinson   58'
Report Reid   3'
Bush   50' (o.g.)
Shayron   52'71'
Bayamón FC  1–1  USR
Vélez   55' Report Roman   90+2'

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Waterhouse 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9
  Caledonia AIA 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
  Mirebalais 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
  Inter Moengotapoe 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1
Waterhouse  4–0  Inter Moengotapoe
Francoeur   44'
Campbell   83'
Benjamin   84'
Samuels   90'
Report
Mirebalais  0–3  Caledonia AIA
Report Edwards   29'
Muhammad   38'
Charles   84'

Inter Moengotapoe  2–2  Caledonia AIA
Amoeferie   48'
Kwasie   76'
Report Muhammad   61'
Charles   72'
Mirebalais  1–2  Waterhouse
Joseph   66' Report Valreius   1' (o.g.)
Howell   49'

Caledonia AIA  0–4  Waterhouse
Report Howell   34'
Campbell   50'
Benjamin   78'
Brissett   87'
Mirebalais  2–1  Inter Moengotapoe
Gauthier   45'
Mendes   69'
Report Maasie   31'
Attendance: 2,500

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Alpha United 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6
  Defence Force 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
  Harbour View FC 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0


Final roundEdit

Under the original plan for the final round, the four teams would play matches on a knock-out basis, hosted by one of the teams at a centralized venue. The semifinal winners would play in the final while the losers would play in the third place match.[3][4] Both finalists and the winner of the third place match would qualify for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League.

On March 31, 2014, the CFU announced that Valencia, which were given a bye to the final round, could not participate in the competition after the Haitian Football Federation failed to confirm the club as an active member of the federation due to a fallout between the club and the federation. After consultation with CONCACAF and the three first round group winners which were to play with Valencia in the final round, the three group winners, Bayamón FC, Waterhouse, and Alpha United, were chosen to represent the CFU in the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League, subject to the clubs meeting the minimum standards for participation. Moreover, the final round was cancelled to save expenses for the three teams.[8]

SemifinalsEdit

Bayamón FC  Cancelled  Waterhouse

Valencia  Cancelled  Alpha United

Third place matchEdit

Loser Semifinal 1  Cancelled  Loser Semifinal 2

FinalEdit

Winner Semifinal 1  Cancelled  Winner Semifinal 2

Bayamón FC, Waterhouse, and Alpha United qualified for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals
1   Yoximar Granado   Bayamón FC 2
  Bernardus Shayron   Centro Dominguito
  Kithson Bain   Alpha United
  Juvaune Benjamin   Waterhouse
  Romario Campbell   Waterhouse
  Kenroy Howell   Waterhouse
  Tyrone Charles   Caledonia AIA
  Nuru Abdullah Muhammad   Caledonia AIA
  Devorn Jorsling   Defence Force

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 CFU Club Champions Cup Regulations" (PDF). CFU. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-13. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  2. ^ "2014 CFU Club Championship Registration Opens". CFU. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Groups Set For CFU Club Championships 2014". CFU. Archived from the original on 3 April 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "2014 CFU Club Championship Match Schedule". CFU. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Les champions boudent (encore) la Caraïbe". franceantilles.fr. 2 January 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "2014 CFU Club Championship Fixtures". CFU. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Surinamese Club SV Notch Has Officially withdrawn". CFU. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  8. ^ "CFU Gives Club Championship Group Winners Good News". CFU. Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2014.

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