The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced today that Kingston, Jamaica will host the Final Round of the 2018 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship, scheduled to be played May 11-13, 2018.
Eight clubs from four Concacaf Member Associations began the road to the Caribbean club title earlier this year, with group phase action played in Trinidad & Tobago and the Dominican Republic. The winner and runner up from each of those sites qualified for this month’s final round.
Together with the recently completed Caribbean Cup Shield, the Flow Caribbean Club Championship serves as the qualifying tournament for the Scotiabank Concacaf League and Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, opening the door for wider participation of Caribbean clubs in Confederation championships.
“The Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship provides a vital opportunity for teams from the region to measure themselves against top clubs Caribbean-wide,” said Concacaf Director or Caribbean Football Horace Reid. “We’re looking forward to a great week of football here in Jamaica, and expecting fans to show their support for the local clubs as they attempt to earn a valuable place in Concacaf’s upcoming, Confederation-wide club championships.”
The champion will qualify directly to the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, while the runner-up and third place finishers will qualify for the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League.
The fourth-place finisher of the Flow Caribbean Club Championship will face Club Franciscain (MTQ), winner of the inaugural Caribbean Club Shield played last month in the Dominican Republic, in a playoff match to determine the third club that will represent the Caribbean in the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League.
2018 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship
Date: May 11-13, 2018
Stadium: Anthony Spaulding Complex, Kingston, Jamaica
Clubs: Arnett Gardens FC (JAM), Central FC (TRI), Club Atletico Pantoja (DOM) and Portmore United FC (JAM)
2018 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship – Schedule
Friday, May 11, 2018 - Semifinals
18:00 Club Atletico Pantoja (DOM) vs Portmore United FC (JAM)
21:00 Arnett Gardens FC (JAM) vs Central FC (TRI)
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - Final & Third Place Match
17:00 Runner-up SF1 vs Runner-up SF2
20:00 Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4th Place Playoff Match*
19:30 Runner-up 3rd Place Match vs Club Franciscain (MTQ)
*Club Franciscain (MTQ), winner of the 2018 Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield, will have the opportunity to face the fourth-place finisher of the 2018 Flow Caribbean Club Championship in a playoff match, to determine the third Caribbean representative in the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League
This story was originally reported by CONCACAF.