St. Kitts and Nevis lost to Suriname 2 goals to nil in the Concacaf Nation League encounter on March 23. The score was 1-0 for Suriname. The loss ended the Sugar Boyz’ bid to grab an historic Gold Cup spot.
A lot was at stake for both Suriname and St. Kitts & Nevis. Neither of the two countries could afford a loss. Suriname started the competition very offensively. However, after the first fifteen minutes, the pace dropped. Real scoring opportunities were not created. With 22 minutes played, Donnegy Fer broke through between some defenders. His shot, however, went above the goal.
With 35 minutes played, Ivenzo Comvalius was brought down in the penalty area after a good solo action. Referee Erick Lezama from Nicaragua decided differently and did not give a penalty.
One minute later Suriname got the advantage after a long pass towards Stefano (Boeroe) Rijssel was neatly controlled into the penalty area. Sugar Boyz goalkeeper Julani Archibald came out of his line to contest the shot but was unable to keep out the back of the net.
Minutes into the second half Ivenzo Comavlius was able to score the second goal for Suriname very nicely between two defenders: 2-0.
Only the top ten countries can qualify for this.