I-League Round Up - Norde records substitute cap for Haiti as Plaza remains benched for Trinidad and Tobago

Sony Norde recorded his 21st international cap for Haiti as Willis Plaza's services weren't called for in Trinidad and Tobago's win...

Sony Norde, Mohun Bagan's electric winger, recorded his 21st cap for the Haitian national football team, when he came on as a second half substitute in the Caribbean country's win over Nicaragua, on Friday, 24th March.

The match was a Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Gold Cup qualification tie, which the home side won 3-1. The first leg of the two-legged tie was contested at the Stade Sylvio Cator, in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince. 

Jeff Louis opened the scoring before Donald Guerrier doubled Le Rouge et Bleus' lead in the 40th minute. It was Guerrier whom the 27 year-old replaced. Duckens Nazon, the former Kerala Blasters' striker in the Indian Super League (ISL) got onto the score sheet as well, adding a third, before Nicargua notched up a consolation. The return leg is scheduled for 29th March. 

'His performances have made a lot of noise' 

Meanwhile, Willis Plaza - Norde's adversary at East Bengal in the I-League - remained an unused substitute in Trinidad and Tobago's CONCACAF World Cup Qualification group tie at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, over Panama.  

The Reds won the tie 1-0, with Kevin Molino nicking the result for his team in the 37th minute. T & T, as they're colloquially called, now face the El Tri of Mexico in four days time.