MIAMI.- Without a doubt, the national team of Saint Kitts and Nevis has been among one of Concacaf’s rising stars in the Caribbean region.
The Sugar Boyz completed an excellent Concacaf Nations League Qualifying campaign in which is registered a 2W-0D-0L record with 11 goals scored and just two conceded.
Saint Kitts and Nevis even found themselves in the mix for a 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup berth on the final matchday of CNLQ before a 2-0 defeat at Suriname resulted in a 15th place finish.
But there was plenty to feel good about and no team played Canada closer in CNLQ than Saint Kitts and Nevis, who narrowly fell 1-0 to the 2019 Gold Cup quarterfinalists.
This is all on top of the fact that in the last 36 months Saint Kitts and Nevis have tested themselves against teams from around the world, with friendlies against Armenia, Georgia, India, Mauritius, Barbados, Grenada, Dominican Republic and Jamaica, helping the island nation achieve its highest-ever FIFA ranking, rising to 80th in 2016.
There was also some history made in 2015 when they became the first CFU nation to win a match on European soil when they defeated Andorra 1-0 in a November 2015 friendly.
With all those accomplishments under their belts, Saint Kitts and Nevis heads into League B poised and prepared to take the next step in Group A against French Guiana, Belize and Grenada.
Bolstered by the likes of FW Harry Panayiotou and DF Atiba Harris, who each scored three goals in CNLQ, Saint Kitts have the tools to win the group.