Shock defeat for Under-20 Boyz


June 18, 2016
@Normal:Head coach of Jamaica's national Under-20 football team Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardner (centre) and his assistant Altimont Butler (right).

Jamaica's Under-20 footballers suffered a shock 2-0 loss to regional football minnows St Kitts and Nevis in the Group Four action of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Championships at the Felix Sanchez Stadium in the Dominican Republic yesterday.

Tahir Hanley scored a brace for the winners in the 60th and 83rd minutes.

St Kitts and Nevis bounced back from a 2-1 defeat against Dominican Republic last Wednesday while Jamaica had beaten Dominica 2-1 in their opening match. Shamar Nicholson scored both goals for Jamaica in that come-from-behind win.

The Ricardo Gardner-coached Jamaica must win against hosts Dominican Republic in their final Group Four game tomorrow at the same venue to advance to the Final Round in Curacao from October 21-26.

The top team from the group qualifies automatically for the final round, where the four respective group winners and the best three runners-up will join Curacao for the Under-20 CFU crown and two spots to the CONCACAF Championship next year in Costa Rica.

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