Saint Lucia Football Association hosts final preliminary round match in Island Cup Premier League 

Saint Lucia Football Association hosted the final preliminary round match in the SLFA inc. Island Cup Premier League on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. 

Saint Lucia hosts final preliminary round match in Island Cup Premier League
Saint Lucia hosts final preliminary round match in Island Cup Premier League

Castries, Saint Lucia: Saint Lucia Football Association hosted the final preliminary round match in the SLFA inc. Island Cup Premier League on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. 

The final preliminary round match in the SLFA Inc. Island Cup Premier League was played on Wednesday 8th, February at the Desruisseaux Playing Field. In the lone encounter Gros Islet with a dominant display thrashed Mabouya Valley 7 – 2 to advance to the Play Offs.

They got their goals from Troy Greenidge with a beaver trick in the 40th, 43rd, 57th, and 66th, Aramis Gilbert 10th, Baggio Edward 83rd and Sammuel Lawrence 86th min.

Scoring for Mabouya were Stanley Cherry an own goal in the 44th and Vernon John in the 82nd, min. Meanwhile, in the second semi final of the Super League, Choiseul survived in the penalty shoot out 6 – 5 to advance to the finals. Earlier on Choiseul was coasting 2 – 0 with goals from Lee Avril 53rd and Darrel Francis a penalty in the 57th min. However, in a complete turn around, Babonneau equalised with goals from Rick David 81st min and Jervon Joseph in the 6th min of added on time to give themselves an opportunity.

But they faltered in the penalty shoot out.

Elsewhere, the visiting FIFA delegation comprising of Herve Blanchard, FIFA Regional Office Development Manager, Jair Bertoni FIFA Director Member for the Associations of Americas and Jordan Victoire – FIFA Regional Office Development Coordinator concluded their stay in St. Lucia on Wednesday February 8 2023.

Incidentally, Jair Bertoni is the son of Argentine Daniel Bertoni who played alongside Maradona and scored the third goal in the Finals of the World Cup against the Netherlands in 1978.

Prior to their departure accompanied by President Lyndon Cooper, General Secretary Victor Reid, Asst. Secretary Evastus Augustin with responsibility for Infrastructure and Projects Development and Communication Officer Michael Pierre made a tour of the Turf Facilities on the Island.

Astro Turf Facilities visited included those established in Desruisseaux, Micoud, Dennery and the SLFA’s Technical Centre in Grande Riviere. The FIFA Delegation was further briefed on the works to be soon undertaken at the Technical Centre. This include Lighting, erection of Bleachers and Fencing. In reviewing the SLFA’s Strategic Infrastructure Development plan both parties arrived at mutual consensus.