Canadian-born and former national T&T youth defender Luke Singh and former youth winger Nickel Orr earned national senior team call up for the World Cup Qualifiers against Bahamas June and St Kitts & Nevis.
Head coach Terry Fenwick selected a 28-man roster for the two crucial matches against Bahamas in Nassau on June 5th and St Kitts and Nevis at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium, Santo Domingo on June 8th.
The contingent departed the Piarco International Airport on Friday and will arrive in Bahamas a day later. Fenwick said, “Looking around the world of the players that are available, that have reached out to me that want to play and represent their National Team. It’s been fantastic the response that we’ve had, I’m pleased to bring them together.”
He continued, “I’m delighted with the players that I’ve got on the ground in Trinidad and Tobago as well. They’ve been brilliant. I love them to death. They have showed lots of professionalism.”
Unfortunately, there were three players who missed out on the squad after testing positive for COVID-19 and will continue to quarantine at home.
Newcomer Singh, Jomal “Bibo” Williams who will be returning after a two-year absence and Nicklas Frenderup will be only available for selection only for the St Kitts & Nevis encounter.
St Kitts & Nevis leads the five-team table in Group F with a maximum of six points from two matches following victories over Puerto Rico and Bahamas. The Soca Warriors are in second place with four points (one win, one draw) while Guyana is third with 3 points following a victory over Bahamas. Puerto Rico are fourth with one point from two games and Bahamas are at the bottom with no points.
The Warriors have a busy upcoming few months’ as they will be facing Montserrat on July 2nd in the Gold Cup Qualifiers in Florida. The winner of the match will then come up against the winner of the (Cuba vs French Guiana) match in round two of the preliminary playoffs on July 6 for a spot in the Group phase alongside Mexico, El Salvador and Curaçao in Group A.
Goalkeepers – Nicklas Frenderup (Ranheim), Adrian Foncette (Police FC), Denzil Smith (W Connection)
Defenders – Radanfah Abu Bakr (free agent), Robert Primus (FC Bengaluru), Keston Julien (FC Sheriff), Shannon Gomez (Sacramento Republic), Sheldon Baateau (KV Mechelen), Aubrey David (Deportivo Saprissa), Justin Garcia (Defence Force), Jesse Williams (Coleraine FC), Neveal Hackshaw (Indy Eleven FC), Noah Powder (Real Salt Lake), Luke Singh (Toronto FC)
Midfielders – Duane Muckette (free agent), Michael Poon-Angeron (free agent), Andre Fortune II (Memphis FC 901), Daniel Phillips (Watford), Hashim Arcia (Defence Force), Judah Garcia (free agent), Khaleem Hyland (Al Batin FC), Joevin Jones (Inter-Miami FC)
Forwards – Levi Garcia (AEK Athens), Daniel Carr (FC Bengaluru), Gary Griffith III (Coleraine FC), Ryan Telfer (Atletico Ottawa), Nickel Orr (Paeek FC), Jomal Williams (Metapan FC)