Trinidad and Tobago’s senior men’s footballers are now in the island for the two upcoming international friendlies against Jamaica on Saturday (March 11) and Tuesday (March 14).
Most of the ‘Soca Warriors’ team arrived in the island yesterday (March 8).
Head coach Angus Eve and the home-based players selected travelled together while Noah Powder and Jessie Williams arrived midday from the United States.
The remaining players, including Jomal Williams and Kaile Auvray, are scheduled to arrive in Jamaica tomorrow.
Eve is now leading his squad through a light session at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) technical centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus.
The squad will be based at the JFF/UWI/Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence until they travel to Montego Bay in St James tomorrow morning ahead of Saturday’s friendly, which takes place at the Montego Bay Sports Complex starting at 8 pm Jamaica time (7 pm TT time).
Upon arrival at the Normal Manley International Airport, Eve told the media: “These two games are important for us from the standpoint of giving our local-based players primarily the opportunity for much-needed international match practice, so that we can see them in action against high opposition like Jamaica, heading into our Nations League matches later in the month.”
According to him, “no games are really friendlies at this level anymore”.
Eve added: “I would think that each team wants to see what their players would do and how they would react in situations like these.”