FOLLOWING TIGERS’ triumph in the final of the National Futsal League last Friday night at the Chaguanas Indoor Facility, coach Clayton Morris is enthusiastic over the composition of a national team ahead of the forthcoming FIFA Futsal World qualification.

Morris observed the Petrotrin-sponsored League matches and believes they served their purpose in showcasing the local talent. 

Last Friday, Ako James netted a hattrick to lead Tigers to a comfortable 6-1 victory over Jaguars in the final. 

The other goals for Tigers came from Noel Williams, Kerry Joseph and Kareem Perry with Ishmael Daniel getting the lone goal for the runners-up. 

James was later named the tournament’s “Most Valuable Player”. 

Morris spoke about the League emphasising its importance over the past few weeks. 

“This League was very much beneficial in that we were able to see more of the new talent in actual competition, also to identify the committed players, which will serve to build a better and stronger national team than we have had previously,” Morris said. 

Players shortlisted for national screening — GOALKEEPERS: Kevin Graham (Sharks), Dwayne Baird (Cougars), Mikail Walker (Lions), Kern Ceasar (Jaguars), Keston Guy (Panthers), Jevon Bourne (Tigers). 

OTHERS: Colin Joseph, Jerwyn Balthazar, Ricardo Bennett, Bevon Bass, Dwayne Calliste, Keon Figaro (Sharks); Ako James, Noel Williams, Kerry Joseph, Kareem Perry, Kevin Joseph, Cyrano Glenn, Mark Brewster, Anton Hall, Kerry Frederick, Cordell Greenidge (Tigers); Ronald St Louis, Anthony Thompson, Josiah Austin, Keon Pegus (Cougars); Ishmael Daniel, Akil Stafford, Brent Edwards, Christopher Young, Jamel Lewis (Jaguars); Christopher Vanderpool, Rushawn Murphy, Nicholas Mullins, Clint Hospedales (Panthers); Jamaal Antoine, Anthony Small , Marvin Lee, Jamaal Neptune (Dolphins); Tevin Gill, John Belgrave (Eagles); Shad Gobinsingh, Renato Ramlochan (Lions), Kairon Joseph (Hawks).