Haiti defeated St. Maarten 13-0 in their first match of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Nations League qualifier in Haiti on Monday.
This is the highest score achieved by grenadiers in the history of local football, a victory that has generated much praise among football fans as well as fans of the national team.
Duckens Nazon also made history by becoming the first Haitian player to have scored 5 goals in a meeting, becoming the top scorer for the qualifiers.
“I congratulate the Grenadiers for their impressive win tonight at the Sylvio Cator Stadium against the St. Marteen team. We are proud of our National Football Team and how they continue to hold up the national flag. The Haitian people stand up to support it!” said President Jovenel Moses after the match.
This is St. Maarten’s largest ever defeat, beating their 6-1 loss to St Vincent and the Grenadines and their 5-0 losses to the Cayman Islands and Grenada.
Haiti now tops the table, beating out Cuba who had beat Turks and Caicos Islands 11-0. St. Maarten subbed out their starting goalkeeper around the 70th minute after it was 11-0 for a 17-year-old who conceded two goals in the remaining time.