T&T to host Jamaica in Caribbean Clasico at Hasely Crawford Stadium
Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men’s Team will face off with Jamaica in a battle for Caribbean supremacy when the two nations clash in an International Friendly at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on August 24th at 8pm.
The game was confirmed by the TT Football Association (TTFA) today and will serve as a final build up for head coach Dennis Lawrence and the Warriors ahead of there all-important September 1st World Cup qualifier at home to Honduras.
Jamaica are coming off their Concacaf Gold Cup runners up performance after losing narrowly to the United States in the recent final and head coach Theodore Whitmore will be hoping to avenge his team’s previous 2-0 defeat to T&T when both teams met in a friendly in Port of Spain on November 19th, 2013.
For T&T, the game is all about preparations for Honduras and Panama in early September.
“This game comes at an ideal time for us in preparation for Honduras,” Lawrence told TTFA Media on Monday. “Jamaica are in a good moment after coming off a very positive showing at the Gold Cup and they will come here looking to maintain that form which means they will give us the kind of test we are looking for at that stage of the preparations, a week before we face Honduras.
“We will start training on August 14th for the matches coming up and this will obviously be a critical period for us which we are all anticipating a great deal,” Lawrence added.
TTFA President David John-Williams is also foreseeing a gripping contest on the night.
“This is Soca versus Reggae at its best. The Jamaicans are on a high at the moment and we know they always come hard when they have to face Trinidad and Tobago. We think that it is an excellent opportunity for our team to get just the kind of workout they will need before Honduras. It’s Tallest versus Tappa for Caribbean bragging rights. We want a packed house on August 24th to witness this Caribbean derby in Port of Spain,” John-Williams said.
John-Williams also relayed that both the T&T and Jamaica governing bodies are discussing the possibility of turning the encounter into an annual affair to mark their respective Independence with Jamaica celebrating its Independence on August 6th and T&T to do so on August 31st and additionally both countries also playing for the Captain Horace Burrell Challenge Cup in memory of the deceased for Jamaica Football President.
Tickets for the T&T versus Jamaica friendly will cost $100 (covered stands) and $50 (uncovered) and will be available at all NLCB Lotto Locations nationwide from this Wednesday,
Two in One Ticket deal to see Warriors next two Fixtures.
Purchase early bird World Cup qualifier ticket and see T&T vs Jamaica for free
Football fans will have the opportunity to enjoy an early Independence gift from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association following two-in-one deal package finalised by the FA for the upcoming International matches involving the Senior Men’s Team.
The T&T team, it was announced today, will face off with the Jamaica Reggae Boyz in an international friendly at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on August 24th as a build up for the crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Ato Boldon Stadium on September 1st.
And the FA has agreed that patrons who purchase their early bird tickets for the qualifier against Honduras which are priced at $150 (uncovered section) and $300 (covered) from Wednesday 9th August to Thursday 24th August, will receive their ticket for the Jamaica friendly at no additional cost.
Tickets for the qualifier versus Honduras (only) goes up from August 25th to $200 (uncovered) and $350 (covered.) Limited Early Bird tickets will be on sale for the Honduras match so fans are being encouraged to purchase only in order to benefit from the deal package.
T&T faces Jamaica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium from 8pm on Thursday August 24th. Regular priced tickets for that encounter only cost $100 (covered) and $50 (uncovered).