Football : Our young Grenadiers U-16 in France for the Mondial of Montaigu


Tuesday afternoon a delegation led by Engineer Daniel Jean Charles, member of the Executive Committee of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF) including the men’s Under-16 (U-16) selection and its staff, left Port-au-Prince in the direction of Montaigu (Dep. de la Vendée in France) to participate in the “Challenge Nations” of the 46th Edition of the Mondial Football Montaigu 2018.

From March 27 to April 2, 2018, the U-16 of several countries: France, Portugal, Argentina and Haiti (Group 1) and England, Russia, Brazil and Cameroon (Group 2) will compete on the grounds of : Chantonnay, Venansault, ST Gilles Croix de Vie/ST Hilaire de Riez and Montaigu.

Haiti will start the competition against Argentina on 27 March in Chantonnay at 6:15 pm (local time), before facing France in Montaigu on 29 March at 7:00 pm and Portugal on 31 March in Chantonnay at 6:00 pm. Depending on their position in their group, our young Grenadiers will know their final rank in the competition after a ranking match. The winning teams of the teams compete to determine the champion and the vice champion, the 2 second for the 3rd and 4th ranks, the 2 thirds for the 5 and 6 ranks and the 2 fourth for the 7th and 8th ranks.

Remember that our young Grenadiers live and go to school at Centre Camp Nou except for the striker Fredler who just left for Strasbourg two months ago. As international experience our U-16s played the U15 Concacaf Championship and made a splash in Bradenton Florida winning their 4 games. The Federation has done everything to prepare well and especially equip the U16 national team also investing in new winter equipment, because the conditions will be tough in Montaigu (-2 degrees in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday).

The participation in this tournament which all costs, Hotel, air tickets, meals, visas, local transport are the responsibility of each participating country, has cost the FHF and required a budget of ten million gourdes, of which 6 million were donated by the Government.

The goal of the FHF for this tournament, is to introduce our young people to the world competitions but especially to take advantage of the superb showcase that is Montaigu to expose the talent of our young people and why not give them the opportunity to sign in professional clubs for help them progress. Young people like Bijou, Dany, Martin, Rolphe, Jolicoeur, etc. have a crazy talent; the FHF has also invited many recruiters and players’ agents to attend the matches.

The Haitian delegation :

The players :

1. David Dorelus,
2. Stephner Kerweens Paul,
3. Samuel Jeanty,
4. Corlens Étienne,
5. Emmanuel Cedras,
6. Dany Jean,
7. Fedler Christophe ,
8. Ronaldo Dorsainvil,
9. Rolphe Woodle Philippe,
10. Luis Ronaldy Jean,
11. Woodbens Junior Ceneus,
12. Kervens Jolicoeur,
13. Ronaldo Dicaprio Israel,
14. Carl Fred Sainté ,
15. Juvenson Jesté Louissaint,
16. Ritchy Cedieu,
17. Stanley Guirand,
18. Jhon Junior Perpilus,
19. Thero Rinvil,
20. Eaniel Martin .

Staff :
21. Marc Collat (national coach)
22. Gabriel Michel (U-16 coach training at FIFA Goal Center)
23. Claude Français Sébastien Guia Lopez (U-16 coach training at FIFA Goal Center)
24. Gesner Jr. Regis
25. Kerny Vachon
26. Jean Charles Daniel (Executive Committee of the FHF)

By: HaitiLibre | 03/21/2018


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