The Senior Men’s Team will enter a live-in training camp from next Monday ahead of the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Mexico but before that final roster of players assemble, head coach Dennis Lawrence and his staff will pay close attention to the form of the majority of home-based players in a couple final session heading into the weekend.
Lawrence and assistant coaches Sol Campbell and Stuart-Charles Fevrier resumed training on Thursday at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Thursday morning before Lawrence and his staff along with members of the team attended the funeral service of Nikela John, the deceased daughter of assistant coach Stern John.
And on Friday, Lawrence will lead his troops out at the Hasely Crawford Stadium for an evening session.
One of the home-based players who has been in training under Lawrence for the past fifteen sessions including the recent international friendly with Barbados is Hughtun Hector who explained on Wednesday that he was feeling at his best and ready to give his best efforts for Lawrence and the national team.
“Right now I can say that I feel great. I’ve been training and staying active and putting in the work based on the instructions of the coach and his assistants,” Hector told TTFA Media.
“We know there are the overseas-based players to come into the team next week and we are working towards having the best team available for the Panama and Mexico games. Right now we are putting in extensive work under Dennis and trying to ensure he has the best possible options when it comes to selecting his final squad.
“Coach has laid out his intentions and the manner in which he wants us to do things in training and in the games and we are working constantly on this in the sessions,” Hector added.
Meantime, the TTFA introduced its “March Madness” campaign with the addition of the two international women matches with T&T facing Venezuela on March 26th and 29th at Ato Boldon Stadium at 4pm and 7pm respectively .Tickets are priced at $100 (Adults) and $50 (children) and will be available on match days at the venues. Tickets for the two World Cup qualifiers for the men’s senior team are on sale at NLCB Lotto outlets nationwide. The early bird ticket period closes on Friday (March 17th) and tickets will then be priced at $350 (covered) and $200 (uncovered) from Saturday until March 28th.