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Sadoo, Prowell and Hudson among T&T call-ups for Panama friendly; Cunningham continues as press officer

Point Fortin Civic midfielder Justin Sadoo, W Connection teenager Isaiah Hudson, St Anthony’s College schoolboy Jaydon Prowell and the Central FC duo of Jameel Neptune and Rhondel Gibson were among the new recruits as the Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team prepares for friendly international action against Panama on 17 April at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

The fixture is outside of the FIFA international match window and both nations will be without the bulk of their overseas-based players.

Photo: Then Presentation College (San Fernando) captain Kareem Riley (right) and Naparima College playmaker Justin Sadoo chase after the ball during the Big Four final at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on 12 December, 2016.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

“We continue to look at all players who we believe can make a contribution at senior level,” head coach Dennis Lawrence told TTFA Media. “And that’s why you see the likes of Justin Sadoo and Jameel Neptune in the training squad, which already includes Rhondel Gibson, Kevon Goddard, Judah Garcia, Isaiah Hudson and Quinn Rodney—to name a few.

“[…] It is more than likely one or more of these youngsters will feature in the match because we are seeing a lot of positives so far. The game is two weeks away so we still have some evaluation to do.”

The release was issued by TTFA Board member Wayne Cunningham, who was also listed as the team’s media officer.

On Saturday, TTFA members ordered that Cunningham and WOLF president Sharon O’ Brien must choose between their positions on the Board and employment under the general secretariat. The Constitution says decisions taken at the General Meeting go into effect immediately and general secretary Justin Latapy-George was charged with officially advising Cunningham and O’Brien accordingly.

Today’s team announcement suggests Cunningham has chosen the position of media employee over the role of Board member.

Photo: TTFA press officer and former EFA president Wayne Cunningham.

Lawrence promised fresh faces on the field, though. And one of those might be former Naparima College schoolboy Sadoo, who is proud to represent the village of Cedros.

“This has always been a goal of mine through school, Youth Pro League and playing with Point Fortin Civic,” Sadoo told the TTFA Media. “We have a lot of talent in Cedros but transport is a major issue.”

The Soca Warriors have not lost in four friendlies since the 2018 World Cup qualifying series although they have managed just one victory against Guadeloupe. The other results were all draws against Grenada, Guyana and Martinique.

(Team)

Goalkeepers: Adrian Foncette (Police FC), Andre Marchan (Defence Force), Marvin Phillip (Pt Fortin Civic);

Defenders: Alvin Jones, Maurice Forde, Triston Hodge (all W Connection), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Taryk Sampson, Jameel Neptune (both Central FC);

Midfielders: Nathaniel Garcia, Justin Sadoo (both Pt Fortin Civic), Rhondel Gibson (Central FC), Judah Garcia (Shiva Boys Hindu College), Kevon Goddard (W Connection), Jared London (Club Sando);

Attacking midfielders: Reon Moore, Hashim Arcia (both Defence Force), Quinn Rodney, Isaiah Hudson (both W Connection), Kathon St Hillaire (St Ann’s Rangers);

Forwards: Marcus Joseph (W Connection), Jaydon Prowell (St Anthony’s College), Akeem Roach (Unattached).

Photo: Former Trinidad and Tobago National Under-17 Team midfielder Isaiah Hudson (right) tries to hold off Bermuda captain Zuhri Burgess during 2017 World Cup qualifying action at the Ato Boldon Stadium on 18 September, 2016.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

Technical staff: Dennis Lawrence (head coach), Stuart Charles-Fevrier (assistant coach), Stern John (assistant coach), Ross Russell (goalkeeper coach), Israel Dowlat (team doctor), Dave Isaac (medic), Saron Joseph (trainer), Joseph Rooplal (massage therapist), Michael Williams (equipment manager), Paul Lawrence (match analyst), Wayne Cunningham (media officer), Richard Piper (manager).

About Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the CEO and Editor at Wired868.com and a journalist with over 20 years experience at several Trinidad and Tobago and international publications including Play the Game, World Soccer, UK Guardian and the Trinidad Express.

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28 comments

  1. Is this game being played on a Saturday?

    How come Kerron Clarke not in the squad?

  2. I like the fact that we are blooding some new men. I would however, get them into a fitness programme urgently to build our football into a high Intensity game

  3. Lawrence leave scouting and helping to prepare the likes of Mirallas, Mertens, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Origi, Mignolet, Meunier, Lukaku brothers, Hazard brothers, Fellaini, Kompany, Batshuayi, Alderweireld, Courtois, Dembele and De Bruyne for Russia 2018 to be part of this foolishness?

  4. Dennis Lawrence really leave Belgium, sitting at the side of Roberto Martinez and Theirry Henry heading to a Russia to do this?

  5. Lasana so is it correct to say Shaun Fuentes is no longer the media officer ?

  6. Can’t wait to see what these new faces are made of. Good luck fellas!

  7. But what about players such as Akeem Humphrey and Akeem Redhead?

  8. Still no TTSL players getting a shot? This is starting to look personal. SMH

  9. Happy to see Jameel Neptune finally getting his opportunity. Hopefully he can make the most of it.

  10. Good luck guys no room for Junior Barry Assoon

  11. Match analyst *gasps* I thought they don’t do reports and stuff

  12. Would love to have seen Jabari Mitchell he is the U20 cpt.