Tough CFU group says Fenwick

Tough CFU group says Fenwick“We’ve got our work cut out,” said San Juan Jabloteh coach Terry Fenwick ahead of this week’s Caribbean Football Union(CFU) Club Championship second round matches.

Fenwick believes his side is seeded in the most difficult group of the second round—against Guyanese club Alpha United and Puerto Rican side River Plate in Group D.

Jabloteh will tackle Alpha from 8pm on Wednesday at the Marvin Lee Stadium and River Plate from 6pm on Sunday at the Larry Gomes Stadium.

“We’ve got an extremely hard group,” continued the returning Jabloteh Technical Director. “Alpha has Odinga Lumumba as president of the club and he has been attracting a number of good things. They have around six Jamaicans as well as the best talents in Guyana in their squad.

“While River Plate is a top club in Puerto Rico winning their domestic League last season and has USL aspirations. They have quite a number of Argentines in their starting team and recently came off an Argentina tour,” explained Fenwick.

River Plate founded in 2007 are runners up in the 2007-2008 Puerto Rican Championship and winners in 2008-2009.

Fenwick went on to add that although his side boasts a number of young talented players, they haven’t had competitive matches during pre-season.

“It’s been really difficult for us to get some friendly games,” he said. “We requested matches with some of the better clubs locally however they turned us down.

“We don’t have lot of money to throw around at this time so we´ll be in camp, have a few training sessions and maybe sharpen up on some set pieces,” explained the former England international.