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Abu Bakr believes 'Warriors' will come good.

Defender Radanfah Abu Bakr believes this country’s outing with Jordan two weeks ago came at a good time as this country’s senior team tries to sharpen up ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup next month.

Abu Bakr looked on from the bench against Jordan has been named in T&T’s final Gold Cup squad and will prepare with the team ahead of the opening game against Guatemala on July 9th. Abu Bakr will be expected to feature with the likes of Carlyle Mitchell and Seon Power set to be out through injury while Robert Primus is still sidelined after his knee operation.

“This was a good opportunity against Jordan for us to continue our preparations for the Gold Cup and just another opportunity for us to gel and combine as a team and get used to the tactics of the coach,” Abu Bakr told TTFA Media.

“They (Jordan) were fully prepared and at a hundred percent. It was a good test to show where we at.”
Abu Bakr believes T&T can raise its game and overcome the absence of Kevin Molino and others who will be missing due to injury.

“I don’ think it will affect us. Of course we will miss those guys because they are important players for us but it’s a good opportunity for the new guys to come in and show their worth.”

Abu Bakr is now playing for HB Køge in the Danish First Division and is looking to keep on featuring for the first team.

“I joined the club late unfortunately because I had some visa issues. But I got into the team and performed quite well. It’s very physical out there so I had to get accustomed to that. It’s a very unique style our coach wants to play so it took some time to get accustom to that but things are going well so far,” the 28-year old former Queen’s Royal College student added.

The former Caledonia AIA player is currently in camp with the T&T team and will depart with the rest of the squad on Wednesday for Fort Lauderdale.