The International Journal (March)
Today all of our players have returned home after their international duties.
Due to the important corona outbreak that started two weeks ago, many nations have preferred to withdraw their selection of our STVV players. Only Jonathan Buatu and Duckens Nazon represented their nation during this international break. Santiago Colombatto, currently on loan in Mexico, got also called up for the Argentinian U24 squad.
Playing in the qualifications for the African Cup fo Nations, the Angolan Federation needed a miracle to qualify. All hopes were unfortunately extinct in the first game against The Gambia. Buatu played the whole game for the Palancas Negras in the 1-0 loss.
However, the Angolans and Buatu managed to save their honors by winning their last game of the competition against Gabon. Buatu played once again 90 minutes.
Haiti played only one international game in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifications. Saint Lucia Island cancelled the game due to the important number of international players blocked due to corona regulations.
In their only game against Belize, Les Grenadiers secured the home win. Nazon came in as a sub at the 63rd minute but did not manage to add a goal in the 2-0 win of Haiti.
In a back-to-back game against Japan, Santi started both games for Argentina U24.
He played 92 minutes in the first game, which resulted in a 0-1 win for the young Argentinians.
The second game was a lot more difficult for Argentina. Colombatto played 46 minutes and saw his team go down 3-0 against Miyoshi of Antwerp and the U24 of Japan.
The Blue Samurais were also a bit Yellow and Blue against South Korea. Daichi Kamada (1 goal), Wataru Endo (1 goal) and Takehiro Tomiyasu were part of the big 3-0 win of Japan. Kamada (1 goal) and the other two ex-canaries played again in the huge 14-0 win against Mongolia.
Jordan Botaka played in both games of the DR Congo in their upsetting elimination of the African Cup of Nations qualification groups.
Other Ex-Canaries who were featured in their national team squads: Mergim Vojvoda (Kosovo), Falaye Sacko (Mali), Kevin Koumbemba (Congo), Salomon Nirisarike (Rwanda), Djené (Togo) and Anthony Moris (Luxembourg).