Jamaica’s Under-20 footballers whipped Aruba 7-1 in Florida on Thursday night to keep alive their hopes of advancing to the next round of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championships. Cavalier’s Tevin Rochester scored a hat-trick (two penalties). The other scorers were Ricardo McIntosh (2), Jamoi Topey and Nicque Daley. Meanwhile Mexico remained in pole position for the lone qualifying spot from Group B of the championships following an 8-0 hammering of Grenada. Both Jamaica and Mexico have 10 points but the Central Americans head the group on goal difference. The Mexicans have scored 21 goals and conceded two for a plus 19 goal difference while Jamaica (13-3) have a goal difference of plus 10.
The result opens the door for title co-favourites Ivory Coast to reach the quarter-finals if they defeat neighbours Burkina Faso in the second half of a double-header.Angola came into the game anxious to silence critics like Burkina Faso coach Paulo Duarte, who accused his conquerors of being a route-one team fond of time wasting.Coach Mohamed Abdalla sprang a surprise by ditching long-time Sudan first choice goalkeeper Almoiz Mahgoub and promoting Akram while fit-again Mohamed Tahir returned in the other change from a team narrowly beaten by Ivory Coast.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MALABO, Equatorial Guinea January 26 – Sudan ended a 36-year Africa Cup of Nations goal drought as they came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Angola Thursday in a Group B match.Former Manchester United striker Manucho scored five minutes into each half for the Black Antelopes and Mohamed Bashir twice levelled for the Jediane Falcons at a sparsely populated Estadio Nuevo de Malabo.