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Daniel Carr (left) and Robert Primus with the BDFA Super Division League trophy

Bengaluru Super Division league champions and I-league second division club FC Bengaluru United (FCBU) were celebrating on Tuesday after two of their players — defender Robert Primus and striker Daniel Carr — made it to the Trinidad and Tobago national squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Bahamas (June 5) and St Kitts & Nevis (June 8).

While star defender Primus was retained in the squad following his call-up for the World Cup qualifier against Guyana in March — after he helped FCBU win the Super Division league title — Carr has now made the cut in the 28-member squad that is based in Bahamas.

"Primus and Carr were two of our big signings last season. While Primus was with us for a longer period starting from last October, Carr joined us in February this year. He was drafted in for the I-league second division but then the tournament got pushed forward. We then used him for the Super Division," FCBU coach Richard Hood told TOI.

While 31-year-old Primus, now an integral part of Trinidad national squad, featured in 8-9 games for FCBU including in the I-league second division, played in a bio-bubble in Kolkata, Carr, 25, turned out for FCBU in four matches, scoring one goal, in the BDFA Super Division league.

"Primus has played for T&T in the U-17 and U-20 World Cups. Carr has also played in the national team. It is a great achievement for Primus as he has made a return to the Soca Warriors this year after a long gap," Hood added.

Primus, who joined from Churchill Brothers, played an important role in the club's triumphant journey in the BDFA Super Division League 2020-21, scoring two goals including the winner in the 62nd minute in the final league game that sealed the title for FCBU. Carr joined Bengaluru from a Norwegian club.

"Their selection is a great moment of pride for all of us at FC Bengaluru United, "said Gaurav Manchanda, Owner, FC Bengaluru United, in a press release.

SOURCE: The Times of India