T&T Senior Men Book Two International Friendlies Against Guyana and Barbados
On March 25 and 27, T&T Senior National Men’s team will get some football action via two international friendlies. In March 25, T&T will take on Barbados who is coached by Trinbagonian football legend Russell Latapy while on the 29th, Angus Eve and Company will face Jamaal Shabazz and Guyana. Shabazz and Latapy have both played international football for Trinidad and Tobago and have both at some point coached a T&T National team, or several national teams to be precise.
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Angus Eve to TTFA Media:
“This is a perfect opportunity for us. This will be the first time I will actually have the majority of the team that I want to have and play the style of football that I actually want to play with them. Unfortunately we still could not get a couple guys because they had club commitments and we rather sacrifice them now and have them for the Nations League. Other than that I think we have gotten the core of the team that we want to work with and will try to express ourselves going forward in these two friendlies.”
“These are three past Trinidad and Tobago coaches at the helm. I played with Russell all my life. I worked with Jamaal Shabazz, I played under him and these are two guys who I respect a lot and are doing great things with their teams in the Caribbean. They want to win the games just as we do. They are looking to develop their programmes just as we do. Both teams have a cadre of English-based players. No longer can you just look at the name of the team that you are playing but you also have to look at the calliber of players in the squad. It will not be an easy game for us and that’s what we want.
“We want to re-establish ourselves in the Caribbean and by extension in Concacaf. Also playing at home is massive for us. We would love to actually see the people in the stands and see the team play live. A lot of the fans don’t know the team right now and this is an opportunity for them to see the team and to see the work that we’ve been doing.”