PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 7, CMC – Haiti set up a massive final game of the Caribbean Football Union qualifying series on Sunday against Trinidad and Tobago, when they beat Suriname 4-2 here Friday night.
Playing at the Ato Boldon Stadium in the second game of the series, Charles Herold and Jonel Desire scored in either half while own goals from Mitchell Kisoor and Gillermo Faeber – also coming in either half – deepened Suriname’s misery.
Dimitrie Apai and Serginio Eduard scored late on but the goals came too late to save Suriname.
Ahead of Sunday’s final game, Haiti and Suriname both have one win while Trinidad will be hoping for their first after losing to Suriname on Wednesday.
Searching for an opening victory, the French Caribbean side took the lead in the 25th minute through Herold beore Kisoor’s 42nd minute blunder helped them double their advantage.
Three minutes after the resumption from half-time, 19-year-old Desire extended Haiti’s lead and Faeber’s mistake in the 80th put the result out of question for the Haitians.
Apai netted three minutes from the end and Eduard added a second in injury time but the goals rescued only pride for the Surinamese.
A win over T&T on Sunday night will see Haiti advance to the playoff against the fifth placed side from Central America which will determine the final spot at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.