September 7, 2010
Vincy Heat to get steaming

Two of this country’s national men’s Football outfits will be in action in regional competitions in October and November.{{more}}

Next month, the senior team will play in the biennial Digicel Cup, where they will meet Barbados, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis in Group B action, here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The matches are carded for October 6, 8 and 10.

The winner of this group advances to the next phase of the competition, with the winner of the group Grenada (the 2008 runner up), and Guadeloupe, along with the winner of Group A, which comprises St. Martin, Cayman Islands , Puerto Rico and Anguilla.

The second placed team of Group B also has another chance of progressing, as there is a spot for the best first and second places from the four groupings in the preliminary round.

Before their engagements here, the new look Vincy Heat is expected to journey to St. Lucia this weekend to play that country in friendly international matches, on Friday and Sunday.

A reciprocal visit is planned for matches on September 17 and 19.

Other regional engagements for this team prior to the Digicel Cup are being worked out.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines failed to get past the first round in the last competition, held in 2008.

Meanwhile, the Under-20 team plays Trinidad and Tobago November 17, for a spot in the CONCACAF Finals. The return leg is set for here one week later, November 24.

The Vincentians and the Trinidadians are placed in group D One, while Aruba and Suriname compete in group D Two.

The winner of both ties will then compete for a spot in the CONCACAF Zone, with the loser going through to the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) final.

At this country’s last outing in the Under-20 competition, St. Vincent and the Grenadines finished second to Jamaica in the CFU, which was hosted here in January last year.

The Vincentians then went on to lose to Honduras 1-3 in a play for a spot in the CONCACAF final to the 2009 FIFA Under-20 World Cup which was staged in Egypt. (RT)