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Haitian soccer on road to professionalism, Yves "Dadou" Jean-Bart

Yves "Dadou" Jean-Bart, the country's football federation president, is highly optimistic about the future of Haitian football. In a recent quote he was stated as having said that 2015 will be the beginning of a new era of professionalism in sport. The change will come from the airing of all matches for the national league and the division 1 season lasting from June to September. This plan will be accompanied by a marketing campaign throughout the region.

Now, with the backing of various sponsors, including Digicel, Haiti will join the rank of other Caribbean countries playing soccer internationally like: the Dominican Republic, Antigua, Jamaica and Panama. To make them more 'field worthy' Jean-Bart stated that the country invited FIFA, which will provide help in the form of four experts who will oversee the spending of the funds appropriated towards the sport. A marketing management team will be established, headed by a CONCACAF representative.

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New Soccer Season of the National Championship in Haiti

On 17 January 2014, the President of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF) Yves Jean-Bart in presence of the Vice President of the federation, Gary Nicolas with Carlo Marcelin, the Secretary General along with other federation members like Pierre André Myrville, Varieno Saint-Fleur Monique André, Gabriel Rigaud Junior and national technical director, Wilner Étienne, has announced on the ranch of Croix-des-Bouquets that the national championship for the coming season will begin on 15 February.

The sixteen participating teams in the tournament will be Racing Club Haïtien, Valencia, Baltimore, Aigle noir AC, AS Petit Goâve, AS Mirebalais, Racine of Gros Morne, Tempête FC, Cavaly AS, Fica, Victory Sportif Club, Don Bosco SC, América des Cayes, ASC, the Racing of Gonaïves and Violette AC. The last two teams have qualified from D2 in the last season which was a cause of uproar to some. However, the President Yves Jean-Bart has replied that this is a pure sporting choice. Both of these teams have glorious past, reputation and tradition which others do not possess. Our process of selection selects only the bests, "the Super Elite", and that depends on many additional issues away from the performance on the field. The members who did not like this selection did never offer us any better alternative other than complaining on "spending issues". To make professional tournaments successful, money is the most essential ingredient.

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