Caribbean Football Union (CFU) President Randy Harris says that the revamped Caribbean Club Championship could see an increase in qualifying spots for some countries as CONCACAF moves towards implementing its new CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) competition format.
The regional governing body announced on February 4th that the CCL will be expanded to 50 teams, including 10 teams from the Caribbean competing in the group stage in 2023.
As a consequence of the new structure, the current version of the Caribbean Club Championship, which has been used as the qualifier for regional tournaments, will be retired in 2022, and a new cup competition launched to determine the qualifying teams, in addition to results from the domestic leagues.
Bermuda Football Association President Mark Wade said, “We have monitored the development of Concacaf Champions League closely and are encouraged by this latest development.
This is another opportunity for the development of players on a club level. Bermuda clubs have participated in previous iterations of the regional club championship. Most recently North Village and Somerset Cricket Club.
I would encourage all clubs to participate if they become eligible.”