Wed, Jun


National Under-20 coach Zoran Vranes will have his full complement of players to prepare this week before they head for Suriname for their Caribbean Football Union Under-20 World Cup qualifier on Friday. The “Young Soca Warriors” leave for Paramaribo at midnight tomorrow.

There were concerns that some of the local clubs were unwilling to release their players for national duty because of today’s Pro league games but these fears have been dispelled.

Vranes confirmed yesterday that there may have been a mis-communication between the national team and the clubs which were the ones initially thought to be withholding players.

The Yugoslav coach will have access to all of his players from Joe Public, W Connection and San Juan Jabloteh available to him.

Among the key TT players attached to the three mentioned clubs are prolific scorer Jerrel Britto, captain Sheldon Bateau (Jabloteh), Joevin Jones, Shahdon Winchester (W Connection), Marcus Joseph and Kenaz Williams of Joe Public.

The team will be training today at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya. The Young Warriors must beat Suriname to qualify for the CONCACAF final round of qualification for the 2011 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Colombia.