Under 17 Boyz hunt CFU title

September 23, 2016
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With their place in the CONCACAF final round now secured, Jamaica's under-17 footballers will now focus on winning the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) championship under way in Trinidad and Tobago.

The young Reggae Boyz finished second in Group A on goal difference behind Haiti after two wins and a draw, to take one of the five available final-round spots for CFU teams after advancing to the semi-finals on Wednesday.

The Andrew Edwards-coached team will have it all to do against Cuba, who had three wins from as many matches in Group B.

"Our dream of playing in the World Cup is still alive," Edwards told STAR Sports.

"We have given ourselves the most important chance because we have now qualified for the CONCACAF stage, where the qualifiers will be decided to go to India. Now we have the opportunity to do that and we have to use the time between now and then to prepare," he said.

Edwards says their two remaining games will be used to continue their preparation for the CONCACAF round, but he remains confident of getting a win against the high-riding Cubans and win the title.

"We have two more games, and those two games will form our preparation for the CONCACAF stage, and in so saying we want to win the tournament," he insisted.

"We want to win the semi-finals and go on and win the final to continue our growth and development as a team. So we are still very motivated and still very confident of getting something more out of the tournament," he said.

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