Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz improved to 4W-0D-0L after a 6-0 win against Aruba in their return leg Group C fixture of League B action in the 2019-20 Concacaf Champions League (CCL) at the Ergilio Hato Stadium in Willemstad, Curacao on Tuesday.
The Reggae Boyz took the lead off a converted penalty opportunity from Chavany Willis in the seventh minute.
Maalique Foster smashed in the second goal from the top of the box after Shamar Nicholson set him up with the redirected corner kick in the 17th minute.
Two minutes later, Foster went from scorer to assist man to set up Lamar Walker for the third Jamaica goal.
Nicholson made it 4-0 for the Reggae Boyz in the 34th minute, pushing the ball into the net after goalkeeper Eric Abdul blocked the previous Jamaican opportunity.
Junior Flemmings drove down the left flank to score the fifth goal, two minutes into the second half.
Foster completed his first career brace to give the group leaders a 6-0 lead in the 53rd minute.
Willis, Foster, Walker, and Flemmings all scored their first CNL goal of the tournament while Nicholson increased his tally to four.
Goalkeeper Amal Knight got his first CNL start in place of Andre Blake in what was the fourth consecutive shutout for Jamaica.
The victory came three days after the Reggae Boyz, ranked at number 47 in the world, struggled to an unimpressive 2-0 win over the world number 195-ranked Aruba at the National Stadium in Kingston.
The Reggae Boyz had previously crushed Antigua and Barbuda 6-0 at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay, before beating Guyana 4-0 away.
Results in the Group stage will play a critical role in the placements for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification games.
On July 10, Concacaf announced a restructured qualifying format for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Concacaf said that only the top six nations in the June 2020 rankings will compete for the region’s direct World Cup berths. The rest will play to determine which nation meets the number four team in the hexagonal in a home-and-home playoff for the right to meet a nation from another region in another home-and-home playoff for a World Cup berth.
Each team in the hexagonal plays 10 qualifiers, which will take place in September, October and November 2020, and in March and September 2021 — ending 14 months before the 32-nation tournament in Qatar begins in November 2022.