Source: (miyvue.com) Basseterre, St. Kitts, 4th September, 2014 (MiyVue.com) – It was an evening filled with disappointment at Warner Park, on Wednesday 3rd September in the opening round of Zone 6 in the CFU Caribbean Cup.
Unfortunately host nation St Kitts & Nevis could not eke out the much needed three points in front of a fair size crowd.
Opening the tournament against newly crowned Windward Islands Champions St Lucia, the Sugar Boyz could only muster a 0-0 draw to walk away with a point from this encounter.
Coach of the National Team Jeffrey “Pedro” Hazel speaking during a post-match interview, stated that he was disappointed with his team’s performance on the field.
He noted that “scoring “was the major problem for his outfit during the encounter though his team created numerous chances but did not capitalize on any of them.
“We had many chances and we did not capitalize on any of them. I thought our run in the box was a bit off tonight and we hope to correct that in the upcoming games,” the coach explained.
Looking forward to his team’s next outing on Friday evening, Hazel noted several areas that he hopes to have rectified in time for the Dominican encounter.
“We have to get more penetrative passes in and around the area, and along with finishing. Those are the areas we are going to work (on)… we just have to go back to the drawing board now and get it right.”
When it came to the chemistry amongst the team, with the foreign based players, he declared that there is a “blend” with the players.
He noted that contrary to earlier reports the team has a great level of chemistry, which showed on the field of play.
“There is a blend because these players have been playing together for the longest while now and there is no issue of them not having good cohesion.”
Meanwhile in the other game, Guyana and Dominica also played to a 0-0 draw in the night’s opening encounter. This now leaves the group wide open with all four teams remaining with the possibility of progressing, since they all currently sit on one point each.
The long standing coach commended the support from the locals and made a call for them to turn out in larger numbers for the two remaining matches; since that support will assist them in moving on to the next stage of the competition.
Matches continue tomorrow from 5:30pm with Guyana battling St Lucia and St Kitts tackling Dominica from 8:30pm.
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