National Under 15 Boy’s team head coach Russell Latapy has selected a 20-member squad to travel to the Cayman Islands for the Cayman Airways U-15 Invitational Youth Football Cup in the Cayman Islands May 2nd to 7th, 2017.
Latapy’s team featured in training match against a Southern Football Association (SFA) invitational Under 15 team on Saturday at Ato Boldon Stadium, coming away 8-1 winners to follow up their 3-1 win over a Republic Bank Invitational the previous weekend.
T&T U-15s led 4-0 at half time through goals by Goals by Jean- Heim Mc Fee who notched a first half hattrick with items in 13’, 15’, 19’ and Jaiye Sheppard in the 21st.
Further goals came in the second half from Ezekiel Kesar 43’, Justin Araujo-Wilson 64’, Zachery Welch in the 68’ and Macai Peters in the 73’.
The teams carded to play in the Cayman tournament include Alchemy (USA), Bahamas Tottenham Hotspur FC (Bahamas), Cavalier SC (Jamaica), Cayman Islands National Team, La Ceiba FC (Honduras), Cuba National U-15 Team, D.C. United (USA), Harbour View FC (Jamaica), Houston Dynamo Academy (USA), IMG Academy (USA) and Manchester City FC (England).
Latapy spoke about Saturday’s match and his final selection for the Cayman Invitational
“The game on Saturday against the SFA invitational was another valuable exercise in the sense that it allowed us to have the boys in a game situation which is again, preparation for the international tournament in the Cayman Islands and then the CONCACAF championship in August,” Latapy told TTFA Media.
“It was good to see the chances being taken and the victory being a comprehensive one. But in saying that,we know that the matches will be different when we head out and we will prepare for this.
“Regarding the final squad selection, I think my coaching staff and I have assessed these players over the past few weeks with some level of detail and we’ve come up with a squad that is balanced and comprising of talented young boys who are developing a good understanding for the game at this level. Our job now is to continue to nurture them. We will continue to monitor the entire pool and there will be adjustments in the future because the doors are not closed on any player,” Latapy added.
The full Under-15 Team is as follows:
Jaheim Wickham (St Anthony’s College), Kahlil Oliver (Malabar Secondary);
Ephraim Brown (Pleasantville Secondary), Antonio Chee Ting (Trinity College East), Micai Peters (El Dorado West Secondary), Tristan Caesar (Pleasantville Secondary), N’Kosi Corbin (Belmont Boys Secondary), Daniel Lake (Mucurapo West Secondary), Luke Savery (St Mary’s College);
Jarique Williams (St Anthony’s College), Ezekiel Kesar (Naparima College), Jabari Lee (San Fernando East Secondary), Darian Bradshaw (Queen’s Royal College);
Matthew De Souza (Trinity College East), Tyrese Pierre (Queen’s Royal College), Josiah Edwards (Brazil High School), Jaiye Sheppard (Scarborough Secondary), Zachary Welch (Fatima College);
Jean-Heim Mc Fee (St James Secondary), Justin Araujo-Wilson (Fatima College).