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Trinidad and Tobago international forwards Willis Plaza and Rundell Winchester have signed multiple-year deals in Belgium with third division outfit Cercle Sportif Visé.

 Last week Plaza, who turns 27 on August 3, penned a two-year deal, while the much younger 21-year-old Winchester, in his first move outside of T&T, secured a three-year contract with CS Visé.

Both deals were linked by newly installed Visé head coach Terry Fenwick, who coached both players at Central FC in the TT Pro League last season and also had time with Plaza at former club San Juan Jabloteh.

Fenwick, a former England and Tottenham defender, who had success during his spells in the TTPL winning three league titles with Jabloteh among various knockout titles and last season finished Central FC in second and with two knockout titles, was lured by Visé on a three-year contract.

The 54-year-old Fenwick has been tasked with improving the standard of play at Visé and returning the club to the second division, after the underperforming Les Oies were demoted to the third division at the end of last season following a miserable rock-bottom finish.

Last season in the TTPL, Plaza and the Tobago-born Winchester both served Fenwick well, and had the attention of T&T head coach Stephen Hart throughout.

Plaza, who had stints in Vietnam with Navibank Saigon and Song Lam Nghe An, said, at Visé, he intends continue his rich scoring form; of 18 goals in 20 appearances for Central after signing on for the second half of last season.

However Plaza says his focus is to attract the interest bigger clubs in Europe.

“I feel good about my move to Visé, not only because it’s a stepping stone to [bigger opportunities in] Europe, but because Visé are a good team and Terry is here as well,” said the T&T forward.

“It’s an improvement in my career because playing in Europe means playing in the eyes of the world. I’d try to achieve what I can here at Visé but my intention is to reach the top. I am going to work hard and score goals but at the end of that, I am using this opportunity to further my career,” ended Plaza.