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Arnett head to Haiti for CFU Club Championship semi-finals

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2016 | 4:00 AMMarc Stamp

Arnett Gardens FC will depart the island this morning at 11'o clock for a semi-final showdown against W Connection of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship in Haiti.

In the other semi-final clash, Don Bosco will square off against Central FC. The top three teams in the CFU tournament will qualify for the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions' Cup.

The semi-final winners will meet in the final, while the losers will be engaged in a third place-off to decide the other qualifier for the CONCACAF stage.

Renae Lloyd, who was injured early in the team's second leg Red Stripe Premier League semi-final, will not make the trip.

They lost the two-way tie 4-3 to Montego Bay United FC and were dethroned of the local title.

"This is the final round in the CFU. We have two chances to advance to the CONCACAF stage, but we will be trying our best to win the Caribbean title for the first time," Jerome Waite, head coach of Arnett, told The Gleaner yesterday of his team that ended runners-up last time.

"This is my third stint in the CFU, and we will be looking to put the disappointment of losing the local Premier League behind," he added.

Their top players are captain Oneil Thompson, Damion Hyatt, Kemal Malcolm, Michaelous Martin, Dicoy Williams, Kenneil Hyde, Dicoy Williams, Vishinul Harris and Jason Moore.