Haiti – Football: Preparation for the Gold Cup without state aid
05/25/2019 10:24:35 AM
Thursday during a press conference at the Marriott Hotel Yves Jean Bart alias “Dadou”, the President of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF) gave an update on the upcoming participation of the Haitian national football team in the 15th edition of the Gold Cup will be held this year in three countries (USA Costa Rica and Jamaica) with 16 participating nations.
“We have for the moment no signal from the Haitian state despite the brilliant qualification of the Grenadiers for the CONCACAF League A and the Gold Cup, while the FHF has increased the number of the team in order to refine the game preparation of our Grenadiers who set the bar very high. very high to know how to play at least the semi-finals “declared Jean-Bart.
Maximum preparation for a satisfactory result is the watchword of the FHF which takes everything under its responsibility underlined “Dadou” before detailing the upcoming calendar:
- Sunday, May 26, start of the gathering of players at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida where they will stay for 5 days;
- May 31, the delegation traveled to Washington DC;
- June 2, first test match against El Salvador;
- On June 3, the Haitian delegation will leave Washington for Santiago de Chile to face the Selection of Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal and others on June 6;
- On June 7, the Haitian delegation will leave Chile for Costa Rica where the grenadiers will take place 9 days before the start of the Gold Cup;
- On June 11, our national team will have a final test match against Guyana;
- June 16 Competition begins against Bermuda at the Costa Rica National Stadium, an opponent apparently close at hand but you have to be wary all the same;
- June 20, Grenadiers’ 2nd Gold Cup game against Nicaragua, Toyota Stadium in Frisco (Dallas, Texas USA);
- June 24 last group match against Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena in Harrisso.
Jean-Bart took the opportunity to invite the thousands of Haitians living in Chile, Central America and especially the diaspora in the United States, to support the Grenadiers in these meetings “We know how many are our compatriots who are in Chile, in America and particularly in the United States and proud of our latest results, we invite them to come in impressive numbers to the various matches of the national team (friendly and Gold Cup), a way of supporting our grenadiers who say they are ready to give everything back a smile to a people who have suffered for a long time. “
BF / HaitiLibre