Guyana 4-2 Aruba

Guyana picked up a 4-2 win over Aruba in Group C of League B action in the 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League at the Leonora National Track & Field Center in Leonora, Guyana.

Glenbert Croes opened the scoring in the second minute of the match to put Aruba in the lead.

Matthew Briggs picked up his first CNL goal off a free kick opportunity in the seventh minute, leveling things up for the hosts.

Gregor Breinburg regained the lead for Aruba from a penalty opportunity in the 22nd minute.

Guyana would tie it right before the halftime break thanks to a long range shot from Callum Harriott in the 44th minute.

Trayon Bobb put the hosts in the lead, 3-2, after slotting home his first goal of the match in the 53rd minute. The goal was Bobb’s third goal of the tournament, making him Guyana’s top scorer in the tournament.


Bobb completed a double to hand Guyana a 4-2 lead in the 73rd minute. 

Guyana remain in second place with the win and control their destiny to earn qualification to the 2021 Gold Cup qualifiers. The Golden Jaguars can no longer win the group due to Jamaica’s win earlier in the night.

Aruba will be relegated to League C due to the loss.


Source: Concacaf


The Reggae Boyz took the lead off a converted penalty opportunity from Chavany Willis in the seventh minute.

Maalique Foster smashed in the second goal from the top of the box after Shamar Nicholson set him up with the redirected corner kick in the 17th minute.

Two minutes later, Foster went from scorer to assist man to set up Lamar Walker for the third Jamaica goal.

Nicholson made it 4-0 for the visitors in the 34th minute, pushing the ball into the net after goalkeeper Eric Abdul blocked the previous Jamaican opportunity.

Junior Flemmings drove down the left flank to score the fifth goal, two minutes into the second half.

Foster completed his first career brace to give the group leaders a 6-0 lead in the 53rd minute.

Willis, Foster, Walker and Flemmings all scored their first CNL goal of the tournament while Nicholson increased his tally to four.

Goalkeeper Amal Knight got his first CNL start in place of Andre Blake in what was the fourth consecutive shutout for Jamaica.


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The two met for only the second time on Friday. Jamaica took a 2-0 win at home to stay undefeated in CNL play.

Devon Williams picked up his first CNL goal when he opened the scoring for the Reggae Boyz in the 13th minute.

Shamar Nicholson picked up his third goal of the group stage in the 88th minute. Nicholson is currently Jamaica’s top scorer in Nations League.

Jamaica have won all three of their group stage matches and have yet to concede a goal.

Aruba is searching for their first positive result after losing their first three matches of the group stage. Terence Groothusen has scored the only Aruba goal in CNL play.

Their only other encounter was in the qualifying round of the 1997 Caribbean Cup. Current Jamaican Manager Theodore Whitmore had a brace in the 6-0 win in Aruba.

A win would inch Jamaica closer to promotion into League A, while Aruba can start climbing out of the relegation spot with a win or a draw.


Source: Concacaf 

Jamaica 2 – 0 Aruba

The Reggae Boyz took the lead in the 13th minute of the match with a goal from Devon Williams. Damion Lowe ignited the play in midfield and Kemar Lawrence did the rest to set up Williams for the opening score.

Jamaica looked to be on its way to another rout, as was the case in their first two CNL matches, but the Aruba defense were able to hold the score to a one-goal difference into the halftime break.

A tackle inside the box by Noah Harms would complicate things for Aruba, resulting in a penalty attempt awarded to the Reggae Boyz. Shamar Nicholson missed from the spot.

Nicholson, who had a brace in the Reggae Boyz opening match of the group stage, found redemption with Jamaica’s second goal in the 88th minute.

With the win, Jamaica continue at the top of the group with a perfect 3-0-0 record. Aruba remain at the bottom of the group and host Jamaica on Tuesday in search of their first CNL victory.


Source: Concacaf

Clubnan Division Honor A Ricibi Tayer Di Structura Di AVB

Federacion Arubano di Futbol (AVB) a tene un tayer p’e clubnan di division honor riba e cambionan cu ta aplicando. AVB ta den un proceso y ta conta cu sosten di Gregory Engelbrecht, Sport Manager Consulting, pa promove mas profesionalismo, mihor organisacion den e famia di futbol di Aruba. E idea aki a cuminsa 2 aña pasa, pero ful e proceso di haya aprobacion cu structura di FIFA, a tarda un poco.

A cuminsa cu e di 2 parti di esaki y den e dianan aki Gregory Engelbrecht a delibera cu stakeholders di AVB. El a cuminsa sinta prome cu Directiva di AVB, cu e staff di AVB y despues cu clubnan di Division Honor. Tambe e lo reuni cu Division 1 y otronan p’asina tur hende y grupo di AVB por ta riba e mesun liña di structura.

A forma un kader pa tur tin e mesun comprendimento y e obhetivo ta pa tur grupo compronde nan rol y e contexto di structura di AVB. Esey lo yuda e eficiencia di comunicacion, pero tambe e tipo enfoke cu nan tin pa loke ta nan rol si ta di miembro di bestuur.

Tur esaki ta loke ta spera di nan, kico nan tin cu aporta, segun Gregory Engelbrecht. Si ta un club esey t’e contexto cu ta spera di bo, pa nan por haci nan trabou y sigui enfoca riba loke nan mester p’e organisacion ta mas eficiente y cuminsa traha na un forma mas profesional.

Tambe e ta yudando cu e funcionnan den AVB pa por atrae personanan califica p’e trabou, pasobra aworaki falta.

E feedback cu Gregory Engelbrecht a ricibi den e prome parti di presentacion tabata bon, hopi pregunta a bin dilanti. Por a mira cu hopi cos tabata prikel, un tiki mas operacional y mester saca nan un tiki mas afo y haci esaki mas strategico. Esaki ta pa nan ta un tiki mas riba nivel cu AVB ta pensa prome cu bay e siguiente stap di operacional.

Na final di dia lo traha un raport kico tur t’e cosnan mas importante cu e clubnan ta haya. Esaki ta e prome stap. E idea ta pa yuda e clubnan desaroya y yega mas leu, pasobra tur kier t’e mihor, funciona mihor y tin facilidadnan pa ofrece hungadornan.

Hopi club tin hende nobo, pero tin pensamento anticua y tin cierto manera di traha. Tin manera pa cambi’e y AVB sa di dje, pero e ta un proceso cu ta bay poco-poco.

Discusion ta hopi importante, comparacion di ideanan, mustra otro kico ta haci y ora ta haya e pensamento cu si esey por mi tambe por.

Na final e opcion ta keda n’e clubnan mes, FIFA ta pone par di rekisito y ta pone bo pensa riba e direccionnan. AVB mester cumpli cun’e y e clubnan mester cumpli pa keda fit den e direccion ey. Tin cierto regla cu AVB tambe mester sigui. Na final e responsabilidad di e direccion cu AVB ta bay ta parti di e responsabilidad di e clubnan.


Source: AVB

Manchester City struck an important blow in their pursuit of a second successive Premier League title | Man United 0 – 2 Manchester City

Manchester City struck an important blow in their pursuit of a second successive Premier League title with a convincing derby victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Pep Guardiola’s side knew anything but a win would leave Liverpool at the top of the table and in charge of their own destiny with only three games left.

City were anxious in a goalless first 45 minutes but turned up the heat after the break to take them one point clear at the top of the table.

They have played the same number of games as Liverpool, performing with control and composure to eventually outclass United.

Bernardo Silva’s low drive went inside United keeper David de Gea’s near post after 54 minutes and the keeper was at fault again when Leroy Sane’s drive went straight through him.

Liverpool must now respond at home to relegated Huddersfield Town at Anfield on Friday, while City travel to Burnley on Sunday.

Man City keep their cool to show true class

City’s players showed nerve as well as quality to come through what many felt would be their toughest assignment between now and the end of this enthralling title campaign.

They could have been forgiven for fearing the worst after a goalless first half in which they were superior but saw chances get away and also demonstrated a tendency to over-elaborate.

Instead, they moved through the gears after the break to run out easy winners in front of their jubilant fans, who clearly recognised the significance of winning this game in hand to move ahead of Liverpool and stay in control of their own destiny.

Sane’s introduction after Fernandinho’s injury gave City extra cutting edge but it was the magnificent Bernardo Silva who made the breakthrough when his low shot went past the pedestrian De Gea.

City never looked back, although in truth they barely had a moment’s trouble defensively all night.

Sane’s second – proving again what an attacking weapon he is – merely gave the scoreline a greater air of reality and the closing stages resembled a training exercise as City kept possession and United chased shadows.

Guardiola and his players celebrated at the final whistle after their second big win after edging past Spurs on Saturday.

Two big questions. Two big answers from Manchester City.

The biggest question of all – who will be champions? – remains to be answered but at least City know it remains in their hands.