National Senior Team goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams will spearhead a list of five players added to the Trinidad and Tobago squad to take on Guadeloupe’s Senior Team in a friendly encounter at the Dwight Yorke Stadium from 4pm this coming Saturday.
The final squad includes several members of the National Under 20 team preparing for the Caribbean Final Round of U-20 World Cup qualifiers in Trinidad from September 12th. The other players included are former national under 20 World Cup team captain Leston Paul of Central FC, former US-College based Keegan Bacchus, Senior team defender Mekeil Williams and W Connection midfielder Keron Boucher.
Some of the other members of the squad will represent this country at the Under 20 qualifiers included past members of the previous National Under 17 team that came to within one victory of qualifying for the 2013 FIFA Under 17 Men’s World Cup.
Those included Shannon Gomez, Akeem Garcia, Andre Fortune, Josiah Trimmingham, Kishun Seecharan and Levi Garcia. Among the new call ups are Guaya United defender Marcus Ramkhalawan and St Ann’s Rangers forward Kadeem Corbin and another Central FC forward, Nicholas Dillon.
Williams, the T&T senior team first call goalkeeper, said it was indeed an important training game that would allow some of T&T’s younger talents the chance to face senior international opposition.
“It’s a good outing for the younger players. As a senior player in the line up I will hope to see them stay composed and execute according to our game plan. Guadeloupe is by no means an easy opponent so it will be a great test for the boys,” Williams told TTFA Media.
“The senior team has the Caribbean Cup and Gold Cup qualifiers coming up in October which we also will be focusing on but I think the Under 20s are next in line for competition so this game hopefully will serve them well in their build up to the qualifiers in just under a week time,” Williams added.
Jan-Michael Williams (Central FC), Javon Sample (Central FC), Akeem Awong (W Connection).
Josiah Trimmingham (San Juan Jabloteh), Martieon Watson (W Connection), Shannon Gomez (W Connection), Maurice Ford (W Connection), Mekeil Williams (W Connection), Marcus Ramkhalawan (Guaya United), Neveal Hackshaw (North East Stars).
Kevon Goddard (Central FC), Leston Paul (Central FC), Kishun Seecharan (Defence Force), Andre Fortune (Unattached), Matthew Woo-Ling (W Connection), Akini Andrews (San Juan Jabloteh), Keon Joseph (North East Stars), Akeem Humphrey (Club Sando), Jabari Mitchell (W Connection), Kadeem Corbin (St Ann's Rangers), Keron Boucher (W Connection), Levi Garcia (Central FC).
Akeem Garcia (W Connection), Kadeem Corbin (St Ann's Rangers), Nicholas Dillon (Central FC), Jamoul Francois (North East Stars), Keegan Bacchus (Unattached).