Former National Team midfielder Angus Eve has been given the lead responsibility of preparing the National Under 23 team for the Caribbean Football Union Olympic qualifiers to be played in Dominica in July.
This has resulted after the Technical Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation, following an evaluation ofthe performance of the National Under 20 team at the CONCACAF Under 20 Final round of qualification in Guatemala, recommended that the Zoran Vranes be relieved of his services which included his position of head coach of the Under 23 team. According to TTFF Technical Adviser Keith Look Loy, reports from the Head Coach and Manager of the Under 20 team were reviewed and the decision was followed through by the TTFF.
Eve and Clint Marcelle have been serving as assistants, preparing the Team at sessions which have been held three times per week at the Hasely Crawford Stadium training pitch.
The 38-year-old Eve made 117 appearances for T&T,scoring 34 goals. After retiring as a player, he served as an assistant coach at San Juan Jabloteh and also held coaching responsibilities at Ma Pau FC. Apart from playing for Defence Force, Jabloteh and Joe Public, he also played for English club Chester City in 1999/2000.
T&T’s group in Dominica runs from July 20-24 when they come up against Dominica and the Netherlands Antilles. Cuba will host Guyana and Aruba in Group C to begin the first round of Caribbean Olympic qualifying for men June 23-27.
Suriname will host Group A with Jamaica, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and the Cayman Islands August 3-7 while St. Kitts & Nevis will be the site for Group D with Haiti, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Lucia July 21-25.
The group winners will advance to a second group phase, from which two will qualify for the eight-team CONCACAF finals next year in the United States.