MIAMI, Florida – Among the standout performers from the first week of the Concacaf Nations League were the talented individuals from Groups C and D of League B.
Two of the top three goalkeepers came in the form of Jamaica’s Andre Blake and Suriname’s Claidel Kohinor.
Blake, one of Concacaf’s top goalkeepers consistently over the past few years, stayed true to his expectations with two shutout performances in the Jamaican victories, 6-0, against Antigua and Barbuda and, 4-0, at Guyana.
Kohinor came up with a total of six saves, two in the tightly contested 2-1 win at Dominica and four in the 6-0 home victory over Nicaragua.
Jamaica’s Alvas Powell stands out among all defenders for his two goals against Guyana, but was also one of the better passers, with an 87.64 accuracy, and even had four steals to deny opposing attacking players.
Fellow Jamaicans Adrian Mariappa and Damion Lowe also made the list of top defenders for their over 90 percent passing accuracy as did Suriname’s Ronaldo Kemble, with a 96.43 passing accuracy and three steals to his name.
Jamaica also had representation in the top midfielders list with Je-Vaughn Watson putting in a solid outing with 91.59 percent passing, one assist and two clearances in two matches.
The attacking options in Groups C and D featured some of the best across all three leagues.
Guyana forward Sheldon Holder was one of the top five in his position, in part for his game-winning goal at Aruba to assure his nation three points.
Jamaica’s Shamar Nicholson also made the list of top forwards for his brace against Antigua and Barbuda and his two assists against Guyana.
Suriname 19-year-old forward Gleofilo Vlijter stands tall in League B and as the top scorer across all CNL week one action with a combined six goals against Dominica and Nicaragua.