There will be four former Youth World Cup players, two former senior World Cup players, two ex-England Premier League players and a host of past international stars in action on Sunday afternoon as Wired868.com hosts its first Football Festival between 3 and 6 pm at UWI’s SPEC ground on the St Augustine Campus. Kick off is at 3.45 pm.
Anthony Sherwood, Angus Eve, Clayton Ince and Roger Henry all represented the first Trinidad and Tobago team to ever play in a FIFA World Cup when they participated at the 2001 Portugal World Youth Cup. They will be re-united on Sunday afternoon.
Former England and Tottenham defender Terry Fenwick and Trinidad and Tobago defender Brent Sancho played at the 1986 and 2006 senior World Cups respectively while ex-Barnsley attacker Clint Marcelle, like Fenwick, is a former Premiership player.
They will be among an extraordinary talented cast of top retired players on show as a Wired868 Invitational XI squares off against an Earl “Mango” Pierre XI in Sunday’s exhibition match.
The fixture is meant to be an opportunity for fellowship among former and present coaches, players, administrators, journalists and fans as Wired868 and the football fraternity looks forward to 2013.
Admission is free to members of the public although donations are welcome to offset costs and set the stage for future Football Festivals.
Former “Strike Squad” coach and national football icon Everald “Gally” Cummings, present Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) president Raymond Tim Kee and DIRECTV W Connection owner David John Williams are among the specially invited guests while Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene will take part in the on-field action.
Other high-profile former international players who will grace the field include Hutson Charles, Arnold Dwarika, Leonson Lewis, Terry St Louis, Kerwin Jemmott, Ansil Elcock, Anton Corneal, Reynold Carrington, Marvin Faustin, Brian Williams, Derek King, Clayton Morris and Anthony Rougier.
Current Trinidad and Tobago defender Carlyle Mitchell is also due to feature, albeit in a more attacking role while national coach Jamaal Shabazz will play as well.
Wired868.com XI: James Saunders, Jamaal Shabazz, Clayton Ince; Brent Sancho, Terry Fenwick, Darryl Smith, Clayton Morris, Derek King, Chris Durity, Roger Henry, Ansil Elcock; Anthony Sherwood, Carlyle Mitchell, Damian Cooper, Anton Corneal, Hutson Charles, Gregory Seale; Earl Jean, Kona Hislop, Dexter Skeene, Gabre Cummings, Arnold Dwarika, Angus Eve, Leonson Lewis.
Added guests: Walter Alibey, Nwadike Holder, Lasana Liburd, Randy Bando, Sherdon Pierre, Cordell Boyce-Bain, Jeffrey Edwards, Rodney Alexander.
Mango Pierre XI: Declan Squires, Ricardo Aleong, Joel Gibbons, Kwame Wiltshire, Reynold Carrington, Richard Shepherd, Marvin Faustin, Clint Marcelle, Terry St Louis, Kerwin Jemmott, Linton Gaston, Brian Williams, Wesley Webb, Darin Lewis, Brendon Seenath, Michel Peters, Colin Phillip, Dion Sosa, Anthony Rougier.
Editor’s Note: The Wired868 Football Festival has been moved from the UWI top field to the SPEC ground.