Coach of reigning Red Stripe Premier League champions Arnett Gardens FC, Jerome Waite, says his team is ready for the challenge in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championships in order to move on to the CONCACAF stage.Arnett will depart the island next Sunday for the Dominican Republic where they will participate in Group Four alongside Atletico Pantoja of Dominican Republic, America des Cayes (Haiti) and Notch (Suriname).Waite is already looking forward to the CONCACAF stage, where the club has participated in the past.”Well, first and foremost, we have participated in the CONCACAF round twice, but have not passed the quarter-final stage. Our aim is to win the CFU group stage and qualify for the semi-finals, then be among the top three that will advance to the CONCACAF,” Waite told The Gleaner.”I’m pretty much confident based on our performance in the local Red Stripe Premier League, where the team has done well,” the veteran coach shared.He admitted that he did not know much about the opponents, but he remains optimistic.GIVE THEIR BEST”A lot of the players have not played at this level, but they should give of their best, as doors can be opened for them. We don’t have any info on the teams, but they will know about us, as the Premier League is broadcast in the Caribbean,” he informed.Waite is yet to name his 20-man squad for the tournament, but disclosed that players such as captain Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson, Renae Lloyd, Marvin Morgan, Kemal Malcolm, Jason Moore, Vishinul Harris, Dicoy Williams, Ranike Anderson, Damion Hyatt, Peter Harrison, Keneil Hyde will be included.Arnett will play against America des Cayes on March 2, Notch on March 3, and Atletico Pantoja on March 5. All games will be at Estadio OlÌmpico FÈlix S·nchez in Santo Domingo.The 14 teams are divided into four groups, and the winners will advance to the semi-finals.Meanwhile, Montego Bay United, the other Jamaican club that has qualified, will participate in Group Three alongside Central of Trinidad and Tobago and Scholars International of the Cayman Islands.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe car wash will be held at the Valley Worship Center, 24346 San Fernando Road, Newhall. A donation of $5 per car is requested and additional donations will be accepted. “Everybody is trying to help,” said Ayala, who added that collection boxes are scattered throughout Newhall, including at a local bakery and some restaurants. All money will be donated to the Garcia and Munoz families to help with funeral expenses. Services for Garcia were held Friday, followed by burial at Eternal Valley Memorial Park. Munoz’s father is taking his son’s body home to Mexico, where Fernando’s mother lives. firstname.lastname@example.org (661)257-5252 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – Friends of two teenagers killed last week by a Metrolink train will wash cars today to help the families with funeral expenses. Fernando Nava Munoz, 19, of Palmdale and Sandra Fabiola Quijada Garcia, 16, of Santa Clarita, both former Hart High School student, were hit by the train while walking along tracks in Newhall. Their deaths were declared accidental. The car wash will start at 8 a.m. and run “until we don’t have cars,” said Patty Ayala, whose brother was a friend of Munoz. “My dad was his soccer coach,” Ayala said. “I’m a mother of one and I just can’t imagine how hard this is on their mothers.”