CFU president looks to reintroduce Caribbean Cup

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Simon Preston

President of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Randolf "Randy" Harris says he is looking to bring back the Caribbean Cup Competition in the near future. This competition was dissolved in 2017 with the introduction of the CONCACAF Nations League.

When CONCACAF president Victor Montaglianni revealed in 2018 that the CONCACAF Nations League would replace the Caribbean Cup for qualification to the Gold Cup, this move ended a 28 year history of the regional tournament.

But the CFU boss is hoping to bring this tournament back on non FIFA dates. Director of Caribbean football at CONCACAF Horace Reid sees this as a benefit for domestic players in the region. However, football analyst Machel Turner doesn't feel its reintroduction would affect Jamaica to a significant extent.

The Caribbean Cup was staged in 2017 with the semi-finals and final held in Martinique. With Jamaica having six Caribbean crowns, its reintroduction would give them a chance to narrow the gap on Trinidad and Tobago who have eight regional titles.



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