KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES – St. Vincent and the Grenadines will host Group Three of the Caribbean Football Union 2016 Under-17 World Cup Qualifiers from July 18th – 25th 2016.
Four teams namely Bermuda, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and host St. Vincent and the Grenadines will compete in the Group.
All matches will be played at the Victoria Park, with two games per day July 20th, 22nd, and 24th; respectively with the first match beginning at 4.30 p.m., and the second 6.30 p.m.
Meanwhile the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation-has named a 20-man squad to represent this country in the CFU Group Three Under-17 Qualifiers, which take place here next week, from July 18th to 25th, 2016.
The sqaud includes the three players Jevorn Clasp, Nigel Mathias, and Joash Nash who were St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ representatives at the recent Digicel Kickstart programme in Jamaica.
According to a St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation spokesperson, the team will commence camping at the technical centre at Brighton from Friday July 8th 2016 “as more intense preparation continues for the tournament.”
On Sunday July 10th 2016 the team will be engaged in the first of several competitive friendly games when they oppose the St. Vincent and the Grenadines senior women’s team in Marriaqua from 4:30 p.m.
The 20-man squad selected to represent St. Vincent and the Grenadines are: Deron Hamlet, Jevorn Clasp, DariusVictory, Julian Kelly, Clinton Payne, Javed Lotmore, Asrick Walters, Joel Quashie, Trezine Dasouza, Dexran Wilson, Rondell Thomas, Ozim Henderson, Chad Davis, Garret Leigertwood, Asroy Patterson, Nigel Mathias, Joash Nash, Kesroy Ryan, Reon Spring, and Keron Joseph.
Richard Hayde is the team’s head coach, with Rosalo McKie as the manager.
The spokespersons noted that the SVG team have been training for the last six weeks in preparations for the tournament under coach Richard Hayde.
Twenty-four teams will battle for seven spots in the CFU Caribbean Finals, which will be hosted by Trinidad and Tobago. Qualifying from the group stage will be the group winners, followed by the best runner-up.
For the teams competing in the CFU finals five spots will be available, for qualification into the CONCACAF Men’s Under 17 Championship.
PHOTO -: The three Vincentian players at the Digicel KickStart in Jammaica, pose with their coaches