Suriname’s Inter Moengotapoe moved a step closer towards securing a place in the semi-finals of the inaugural CONCACAF Caribbean Shield with a convincing 5-0 victory over Barbados’ Weymouth Wales in their second Group A clash at the Estadio Cibao on Sunday.
Inter’s second successive win was inspired by a four-goal performance by Suriname national team forward Stefano Rijssel who struck in the 2nd, 47th, 71st and 74th minutes while Romeo Castile added a fifth in the 81st minute.
The overwhelming victory was just what Inter were hoping for ahead of their closing group stage encounter against USR of Guadeloupe on Tuesday.
They will be aiming to make it three wins in a row after their 5-0 defeat of Aruba’s Nacional on the opening day.
Rijssel was over the moon with his prolific goal scoring performance on Sunday, expressing his delight moments after the final whistle.
“This game today was a very important one for us. We won our first game so we came into this one with some confidence knowing that we had to get the job done again,” Rijssel said.
“I was very focused for this match. We all came prepared because we know a win would put us closer to the next round and we want to go all the way. This is a great opportunity for us to do something special,” he added.
Rijssel described the CONCACAF Caribbean Shield as a perfect stage for Inter to push on to greater heights.
“This is a grand stage for us. Teams like ours are always aiming to play at the highest level and the Concacaf Caribbean Shield is a stepping stone. It makes us feel like we have something to aim for and we are proud to be part of it. I feel it puts us in a good mood and we can head in a direction where football on a whole in Suriname can rise with good performances by our clubs in these type of tournaments,” Rijssel added.
Inter takes on USR of Suriname in their closing Group A match on Tuesday, confident of securing a spot in the semi-finals. (courtesy-: concacaf)