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Jamaica, Haiti in U-20 final

Published:Friday | October 23, 2015 | 10:00 AMMarc Stamp

Jamaica will be aiming to retain their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women's Under-20 title when they oppose hosts Haiti in the final today at the Sylvio Cator Stadium in Port-Au-Prince, starting at 6 p.m.

The young Reggae Girlz advanced to the final following a 2-1 win against Puerto Rico in one semi-final on Wednesday night. Simone Wark sent the Jamaicans ahead in the third minute, and Deneisha Blackwood made it 2-0 in the 64th minute.

Puerto Rico pulled a goal back when Alejandra Carrion scored in the 83rd minute.

In the other semi-final, Haiti blanked Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) 2-0.

With Wednesday's wins, Jamaica and Haiti advanced to the CONCACAF stage of the World Cup qualifiers. Puerto Rico and T&T will battle for the final spot in the third-place play-off.

The CONCACAF tournament will be staged in Honduras in December.

Meanwhile, president of the Jamaica Football Federation Captain Horace Burrell has congratulated the young Reggae Girlz for qualifying once again for the CONCACAF Under-20 Women's tournament.

"I am indeed extremely proud of our female footballers and wish them well in the final against Haiti," Burrell stated in a media release.