National Under-20 captain Sheldon Bateau is waiting with bated breath for the opportunity to show coaches at Sporting Kansas what he’s capable of doing when he visits the club for trial alongside T&T teammate Daniel Cyrus later this month.
Both players were spotted by Sporting head coach Peter Vermes at a combine hosted by 1st Santa Rosa FC last month and have been invited to take part in another trial.
“It’s something I’ve been looking forward to and I think it’s a great opportunity for me to go out there and hopefully perform well and earn a contract. “The level will be quite good and it will definitely allow me to raise my game.
One of the main things I’m focusing now is trying to lead the Under-20 team to another World Cup this year but of course if the chance is there for me to move on to a higher league then I’m going to give it my all,” said Bateau.
The ex-Fatima College and San Juan Jabloteh player also appeared for T&T at the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in 2007 and the 2009 FIFA Under-20 World Cup and has also lined up for the T&T Olympic team.
Vermes noted: “We had about 50 players over five days and the talent was good. “We have two younger guys and possibly a third. One of the players is Cyrus and he’s played for the full team and he looks to be a good player.
There’s another player by the name of (Sheldon) Bateau and he plays in midfield. He’s 19 and has also played for the national youth teams and he’s also on the verge of the full team.”