Trinidad and Tobago Under 15 boys head coach Stuart Charles Fevrier today announced a final 20-man squad for the inaugural TTFA Youth Invitational tournament which kicks off with a double header at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Wednesday.
Fevrier has been overseeing the preparation of this team for the past two years with regular sessions and training camps and will have the opportunity to compete against international opposition in Mexico, Venezuela and Panama for the first time on home soil. This competition will see international under 15 teams on show for the first time since the CFU Youth Cup was held here in 2008.
“It’s a great opportunity for the players to play against some quality international teams such as Mexico, Venezuela and Panama,” Fevrier told TTFA Media. “We have been playing a lot of practice games and then we found ourselves having to play against teams of higher age groups and senior level in order to intensify what we were doing. I believe the boys are focused and ready to give a good showing in this competition.
“This is a developmental tournament similar to what will take place in Florida next month and it is important that we understand this and take the necessary approach. Of course we are aiming to compete and to put on a good display of football.”
Team captain Jaheim Marshall is also eager to take the pitch in front of the home fans.
“It is a great honour for all of us in the team to play in front of the home crowd. We have been working really hard for a long time and now we want to put this into matches and demonstrate what we have done in training. I think these games will go a long way in showing us what level we are at and prepare us for the Concacaf championship.”
Forward Abdul-Qudoos Hypolite is promising total football.
“We are excited but at the same time patient because we know what our ambitions are. These teams all have rich history and are strong in the region. For us it is a great opportunity to be able to go out there and show what are capable of. We’ll take each game seriously and try our best to put on a game of total football and try to achieve the best possible results on the day,” he said.
T&T faces Panama from 7:15pm on Wednesday with Mexico and Venezuela squaring off at 5:15pm. The T&T Under 17 Women’s team will also be in action. They will take on Panama’s U-17 team on Friday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium and again on Sunday at Ato Boldon. Panama has been a late replacement for Curacao’s U-17 Girls which encountered challenges in securing air travel to Trinidad in time for the two matches.
T&T U-15s boys 20-man Roster
- Kanye Lazarus, GK, Police FC/Presentation College, San Fernando
- Christian Bailey, Caledonia AIA/Fatima College
- Dawn St Rose,W Connection/home-schooled
- Jaron Pascall,Police FC/Carapichaima East
- Tyrik Trotman, Central FC/St Augustine Secondary
- Abdul-Quddoos Hypolite, Police FC/St Mary’s College
- Jesse Molik Khan, W Connection, Naparima College
- Ja-Shawn Thomas, W Connection, Holy Cross College
- Nathaniel James, W Connection, Queen’s Royal College
- Josiah Wilson, Caledonia AIA , Trinity College Moka
- Tristan Stafford, Police FC, Queen’s Royal College
- Kassidy Davidson, W Connection, Bishop’s High School
- Jovonn Gomez,Police FC, Trinity Colleg East
- Dantaye Gilbert, W Connection, Presentation College, San Fernando
- Caleb Borneo, Columbus Crew, US-based
- Jaheim Faustin, San Juan Jabloteh, Trinity College East
- Tristan Edwards (GK), Santa Cruz United Academy, St Augustine Sec.
- Isaiah Thompson, Point Fortin Civic Centre, Naparima College
- Jared Edmond (GK), Players Evolution Academy, Fatima College
20. .Jaheim Marshall, Trendsetter Hawks/Trinity College Moka
Head Coach – Stuart Charles Fevrier