Fri, Jun


European-based players Khaleem Hyland and Jamal Gay have joined the Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 team in Turkey as they continue preparations for this month's FIFA U-20 World Championship in Egypt.

Gay and Hyland arrived at the T&T camp yesterday and head coach Zoran Vranes said he was keen to have them work with the rest of the squad.

"These two players are welcomed and I look forward to them being part of our team. A lot is expected from them based on their experience," Vranes told Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation media officer Shaun Fuentes.

Commenting on Wednesday's 2-1 victory over United Arab Emirates through goals by Sean De Silva and Qian Grosvenor, Vranes added: "It was a very good win for us. It was good for the confidence of the players because we lost to them before in Dubai. I hope we can go on from here and build on the victory.

"I am excited to be part  of history. We will be the first Trinidad and Tobago team to win at the World Cup level," said Gay.

Meanwhile, England born utility player Jake Thomson of Southampton FC is not expected to join up with the squad until September 10.

Cheryl Abrams, Laison Officer for the T&T team said that T&T camp is still trying to get an early release for Thomson so he can have a better opportunity to gel with the team.