Violette Athletic Club,
Violette Athletic Club players celebrating their 3-0 win over Austin Football Club on Mar. 7, 2023 at Cibao Stadium in the Dominican Republic. Photo credit: Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League

Violette Athletic Club wrote its name in Haitian sports history Tuesday night by becoming the first Haitian club to win a Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League two-game series after beating Austin Football Club 3-2 on aggregate in the Round of 16.

“What a defensive performance, a courageous performance,” Calvin War, of Montréal, commented on Facebook. “Hoping that this victory will help Haitian soccer.”


Violette Athletic club shocked Austin Football Club with a 3-2 win on aggregate in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.