However it is a new problem for Herdman’s squad. Other than two Concacaf Nations League matches on less-than-stellar pitches within the Cayman Islands and Saint Kitts and Nevis, they’ve seldom skilled – a minimum of in recent times – the hardships of taking part in significant video games in Central America or the Caribbean. The climate forecast in Port-au-Prince is ominous, which might result in a heavier taking part in floor, to not point out the exterior components plaguing the nation.
Haiti have skilled an increase in COVID-19 circumstances, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention flagging it as a high-risk nation and recommending solely absolutely vaccinated vacationers go to the nation if it’s an important journey. The Caribbean nation is designated at “Stage 4: COVID-19 Very Excessive.”
Crucially, although, Haiti is experiencing civil unrest, which has led to a latest enhance in kidnappings of Haitians, dual-nationals and foreigners in Port-au-Prince, based on the Canadian authorities.
“On the finish of the day, it’s an journey and that is the journey for these boys and that is our future and we are able to solely management what we are able to management,” Herdman mentioned. “There was good work at our head workplace to place safety attachés with us to have a look at the dangers from both COVID or different dangers that may very well be endeavor.
“I believe there’s a good plan in place to maintain individuals secure and I believe FIFA have clearly carried out their danger assessments to say it’s a secure place to go.”