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"Our heads are up and we're ready to go," says Caledonia AIA captain Stephan David, as the Morvant-Laventille club announced a 20-man squad to face Jamaican club Portmore United on Monday and Wednesday of this week.

Former Joe Public striker Andre Toussaint has been drafted into the Caledonia roster which includes defenders Nuru Abdallah Muhammad and Kareem Joseph who were rested last Friday in the Digicel Pro Bowl quarterfinal round.

The 31 year old Toussaint, also a former W Connection player, is said to be fully recovered from injury.

And though Caledonia were defeated 3-1 against DIRECTV W Connection in that quarterfinal encounter, David feels the team is ready to bounce back in its CONCACAF Champions' League qualifier at the Hasely Crawford Stadium from 6pm on Monday.

"These games against Portmore are the most important games of our season and the guys have already put the Pro Bowl game behind us and we are very focused on today's game," added the veteran midfielder.

On Wednesday Caledonia will face Portmore again from 6pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium to wrap up a two-match play-off for the third and final Caribbean spot into the Champions' League.

Fellow Pro League club W Connection and Haitian outfit Valencia SC have already qualified for the CCL having topped their groups of first round qualifying.

Caledonia AIA squad


Glenroy Samuel, Shemel Louision


Nuru Abdullah Muhammad, Akeem Thomas, Nical Stephens, Kareem Joseph, Colin Nelson, Aubrey Devid.


Densill Theobald, Stephan David (capt), Nathan Lewis, Akim Armstrong, Aaron Lester, Abdallah Phillips, Vurlon Mills, Keyon Edwards.


Jamal Gay, Odelle Armstrong, Andre Toussaint.