MIAMI, Florida – For the first time ever, a team from Haiti will compete in the Scotiabank Concacaf League after AS Capoise punched its ticket to the tournament thanks to its third-place finish in the 2019 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship.
This marks just the second time that Capoise has ventured into Concacaf competition. In 1991, the Haitian club qualified for the Concacaf Champions Cup and eliminated Sithoc of Netherlands Antilles 4-3 on aggregate, before falling in the second round to Guadeloupe’s L’Etoile 4-1 on aggregate.
Capoise was very impressive in the 2019 FCCCC, notably in its opening match against Waterhouse of Jamaica.
Staring at a two-goal deficit at halftime, Capoise mounted a breathtaking comeback, scoring two goals in two second half minute to earn a precious point in a 2-2 draw.
A narrow 1-0 loss to eventual champions Portmore United was then followed by a thrilling 3-2 win over fellow Haitian side Real Hope to earn the berth in the 2019 SCL.
The man that SCL opponents will need to be wary of is Frantz Moise. The Capoise attacker was a menace during the 2019 FCCCC, scoring three goals and taking home the Golden Boot for the tournament.
With Moise in the fold and a belief that it can match any opponent, AS Capoise can go far in its long-awaited Concacaf return.