Yusef Saunders of St. Kitts and Nevis helped to get the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Allstar U-19 a flying start on Thursday, as his team defeated RSA Rayados from San Antonio 4-3 in penalties. This came after being deadlocked nil-all at the end of regulation time.
The goal scorers for the CFU were Raejac Joseph and Jacob Bordon of the USVI; Shavorn Phillip of Antigua; and Yusef Saunders of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Jamaican goalkeeper Jabulani Lindsay also shone with two saves. The first-ever combined CFU Team is in San Antonio, Texas at the Copa Rayados – a tournament and scouting event that has the participation of pro-and-college scouts.
The head coach is Lenny Lake, the SKNFA’s Technical Director. The rest of the management team is Andrew Edwards, Head Coach of the Jamaica U-17 Men’s Team; Antigua and Barbuda’s Fernando Abraham who is the Manager/Head of Delegation; and Jason Jno Baptiste from Dominica who is the Equipment Manager.
The All-star Team is comprised of Jacob Bordon and Raejac Joseph, USVI; G’Vaune Amory, Tahir Hanley, Yohnaanes Battice, Malik Liburd, and Yusuf Saunders, St. Kitts and Nevis; Andrez Joseph, and Fitz Jolly, Dominica; Germain Hughes, Anguilla; Javorn Stevens, Shavorn Phillip and Rodre Hunte, Antigua and Barbuda; Alberto Santiago and Dennis Beltre, Puerto Rico; Richinelo Francisca, Curacao; and Jabulani Lindsay, Jahwahni Hinds, and Tajae Brown, Jamaica.