Wales to represent Barbados in CONCACAF football contest
Last season’s double crown champions and perennial football kings, Weymouth Wales, have been drawn in Group A of the inaugural CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield, slated to kick off from April 13th till 21st in the Dominican Republic.
The competition will feature 12 clubs from the CONCACAF “development” nations and they are divided into three groups of four, with the group winners and the best runners-up moving into the semifinals.
The winner of the competition will earn the opportunity to face the fourth place club in the CONCACAF Club Championships; the elite club competition in the region.
The Caribbean Club shield will see club champions from Grenada, Barbados, Bonaire, Guyana, Grenada, Aruba, Suriname, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St.Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and the Cayman Islands, challenging each other for a spot to play amongst the professional clubs from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, in the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championships.
Wales dominated Barbadian football in 2017, as they won the local Premier League, Cup competition and the Reserve League division.
They will need to go a couple steps further, if they are to show similar quality at the regional level and impress in Group A, where they will face Dutch-speaking clubs SV Deportivo Nacional (Aruba) and Inter Moengotapoe (Suriname) and Guadeloupe’s reigning league champions Unite Sainte-Rosienne.