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W Connection, AIA get CFU byes

Friday, March 23, 2012


Digicel T&T Pro League clubs, W Connection and Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA will be on first round byes when the 2012 Caribbean Football Union Club Champions Cup begin Sunday in the Cayman Islands. W Connection, has won the CFU title four-times, 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2009, the last of which was a 2-1 triumph over two-time reigning champion Puerto Rico Islanders at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya. For Caledonia, it will be the second consecutive appearance in the competition after reaching the quarterfinals on debut last year before bowing out to Haiti’s Tempete, the same club which stopped 1985 and 1987 champions, Defence Force in the semifinals. In the opening Group One three-team series, Cayman Islands duo Elite Sport and Georgetown will tangle with North Village of Bermuda as announced by the CFU on Monday. The three-team series is one of three first-round groups that each will qualify a winner along with the best runner-up from all three to a second, eight-team group stage May 1-6.


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