Jamaica were last night crowned Champions of the Digicel Caribbean Cup 2010 after beating Guadeloupe 5-4 on penalties in a nail-biting finale in front of thousands of spectators at the Stade Municipal Pierre Aliker in Martinique.
The Reggae Boys retained their Championship title for the second consecutive time with an unbeaten record in their Group I games. The Boyz beat Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada and Guadeloupe to make it to last night’s final. Although they lost 2-0 to Jamaica on Monday, the Gwada Boyz put on a different show last night and brought the game to penalties. The home crowd was left disappointed however after a gripping penalty finish when Lamboude failed to make it 5-5.
The tournament – which was officially launched with a glittering press conference in Trinidad on September 24th – ran over nine weeks and encompassed a total of 55 matches played across eight countries. So exciting was the tournament, that a record attendance of 5,500 thousand football fans turned out in Martinique to watch last night’s game, joining millions more watching worldwide on TV.
President of the Caribbean Football Union and CONCACAF and Vice President of FIFA, Jack Warner, commented; “I am delighted to be here in Martinique to watch what has been yet another thrilling Digicel Caribbean Cup