Fruta Conquerors narrowly lose in opener

CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield 2019…

The second edition of the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield began today with Guyana’s Fruta Conquerors taking on Scholars International Sports Club of Cayman Islands in the opening match at the Ergilio Hato Stadium in Curacao.
Their Group ‘A’ clash was the first of three matches scheduled for the same venue, while the other two matches to complete the day’s quota were to be run simultaneously at the Dr Antoine Maduro Stadium. Unfortunately, Fruta Conquerors were defeated 2-1 by Scholars International.
Fruta Conquerors take on Curacao’s Jong Holland on April 7th at the same venue, which is home to Jong Holland. The match is scheduled to kick off at 20:00 hrs.
Two days later, April 9, Conquerors are fixed to battle the Cubans, Santiago de Cuba, from 17:30 hrs at the Dr Antoine Maduro Stadium.
If the Conquerors are successful and manage to find a way out of Group ‘A’, the quarterfinals are slated for April 11, with the semifinals and final billed for April 13 and 15th respectively.
The winner of the Caribbean Shield will have opportunity to face the fourth-place finisher of the 2019 Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship in a playoff match to determine the fourth Caribbean representative in the 2019 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.