Sugar Boyz Qualify For CONCACAF Gold Cup With Historic Victory

St. Kitts and Nevis’ national football team has created history by qualifying for the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time. The historic achievement came as St. Kitts and Nevis, affectionately referred to as the ‘Sugar Boyz’, claimed victory over French Guiana in a nail-biting qualifier, in Fort Lauderdale, USA.

The Sugar Boyz captain and goalkeeper Julani Archibald was superb, once again, as he made a critical save in penalty kicks time to give St. Kitts and Nevis the advantage. Mervin Lewis then sealed victory when he blasted a shot in the upper left corner, from the spot.

During regulation time, Tiquanny Williams gave St. Kitts and Nevis the half when he pounced on an initial save by French Guiana goalkeeper and plastered a left-footed shot into the back of the net, in the 42nd minute.

French Guiana leveled the match when Arnold Abelinti converted from the spot in the 53rd minute, after his team was awarded a penalty for an inadvertent handball.

St. Kitts and Nevis is now scheduled to play Trinidad and Tobago, on June 25. The Sugar Boyz are in Group A with USA, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

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