Twenty year old Canadian-born defender Luke Singh got his first senior call for the Soca Warriors on Friday, for matches against Bahamas ( June 5) and St Kitts Nevis (June 8). The Toronto FC player who represented Trinidad and Tobago at under 20 level, joins a youthful defence, with Radanfah Abu Bakr, 36 and Robert Primus, 30, who are the only defenders above the age of 25. Also returning to the defence is Shannon Gomez who plays with Sacramento Republic, while rookies Keston Julien and Jesse Williams got call ups.
The midfield has familiar faces with captain Khaleem Hyland leading the way, joined by Joevin Jones, Duane Muckette who is without a club and Defence Force’s Hashim Arcia. AEK Athens’ striker Levi Garcia leads the attack with Jomal ‘Bebo’ Williams, the only player alongside him with more than 10 international caps.
Nickals Frenderup, Adrian Foncette, Denzil Smith
Radanfah Abu Bakr, Robert Primus, Keston Julien, Shannon Gomez, Sheldon Bateau, Aubrry David, Justin Garcia, Jesse Williams, Neveal Hackshaw, Noah Powder, Luke Singh.
Duane Muckette, Michael Poon-Angerton, Khaleem Hyland, Joevin Jones, Andre Fortune II, Daniel Phillips, Hashim Arcia, Judah Garcia
Levi Garcia, Jomal Williams, Daniel Carr, Ryan Telfer, Gary Griffith III, Nickel Orr
COACH: Terry Fenwick
Should Trinidad and Tobago top the group after the St Kitts/Nevis match, the Soca Warriors will play a two legged playoff with the winner of Group A ( currently Antigua/Barbuda and El Salvador) on June 12 and 15. If they are successful, they will join the final stage of 8 teams for the round robin tournament that begins in September.
After the World Cup Qualifiers, the Soca Warriors will take part in CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualifiers in July against Montserrat and the winner of Cuba-French Guiana if they beat Montserrat.