Haitian coach Jean-Jacques Pierre told reporters Jean-Pierre Etienne about the elimination of the team destroyed by the Covit-19 in the 16th edition of the Gold Cup 2021. The former pride of Haitian football, they were banned from training for three days on July 10, 13 and 14, 2021 for a number of reasons.
Port-au-Prince, July 20, 2021._ Destroyed by Govt-19, Haiti is eliminated in the 2021 Gold Cup stage. The elimination was due to two consecutive defeats against the United States (1-0) and Canada. (1-4) for its first two trips.
Despite the defeat, the team won its third game against Martinique (2-1) by two goals to one, thanks to the achievements of Carnegie Antoine and captain Ricardo Ade.
Coach Jean-Jack Pierre, on the other hand, who is not yet ready to digest this setback, expressed confidence in Jean-Pierre Etienne. During this interview, he spat out his facts about issues related to early dismissal of his charges. First, in 14 cases of Govt-19 9 soldiers and 5 personnel soldiers technique was identified in the Haitian delegation.
“From July 24 to 6, all of our tests were negative for Govt-19. It all started with our two players who were vaccinated on July 6th. Side effects were revealed on the 7th day before being tested positive on the 8th day. From there, the problems started within the exam, ”said Jean-Jack Pierre.
Despite 14 cases of Govt-19 contamination, CONCACAF, the organization that regulates Haiti, did not dismiss it, while Curaராao was for the same reasons mentioned above. What did not please the coach of the Grenadiers, said his test.
“We played this match without training. On the 10th, before the United States, we were banned from training. It was also on July 13 and 14. We played with the reduced team against Canada on July 15, and we also played in physical stabilization,” he commented.
Note that the team was defeated (1-0) and (1-4) by the United States and Canada, respectively.
In addition to these difficulties related to the health crisis, Jean-Jack Pierre faced internal problems during the competition, which caused a large portion of the staff to leave the delegation.
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