The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Under 20 Team received a visit from Ms Nireen Jasper, Charge d’affaires Trinidad and Tobago Embassy in Costa Rica on Friday.

Ms Jasper had lunch with the team and extended best wishes to the members as they look ahead to the opening match of the CONCACAF Under 20 Championship against Bermuda on Sunday at the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 20 Men’s Team arrived in San Jose and begun the settling process there ahead of their opening game.

The T&T team is coming off a lengthy training camp in Cali, Colombia during which they played five training games, winning their closing two, losing one and drawing two.

Team captain Jabari Mitchell relayed that his troops were ready to fire in San Jose.

“We are in great mood right now following the Colombia training camp. We arrived in Costa Rica and settling in before the first game. During the camp, our team chemistry improved both on and off the field,” Mitchell told TTFA Media.


Bermudans make changes before facing T&T U20s
By Shaun Fuentes (Guardian).

Reports out of Bermuda suggests that mystery surrounds the reasons behind three last-minute changes to the Bermuda under 20 team prior to their opening CONCACAF qualify­ing match against T&T tomorrow in San Jose, Costa Rica

Bermuda made three changes to the original squad submitted to CONCACAF, with North Vil­lage pair Azende Furbert and Rai Sampson, and Dandy Town’s Jahtino Richardson-Martin being replaced with Somerset Eagles’ Nathan Rego, Jahnazae Swan, of Dandy Town, and Village’s Zenawi Bowen.

Mark Wade, the Bermuda Football Association president, declined to explain the reasons behind the late changes.

“From our perspective we with­drew three players, the reasons for that are an internal matter and we don’t comment on that,” Wade said.

Bermuda’s squad boasts 14 players who are based overseas in England and the United States. Among the overseas players are Bristol City forward Osagi Bascome and Walsall midfielder Kacy-Milan Butterfield, who captained the team at the Car­ibbean Under-20 Championship in Curaçao last October.

T&T’s under 20 squad arrived in San Jose on Wednesday ahead fol­lowing a training camp in Colombia.