Tue, Dec


Trinidad and Tobago Senior Men’s Head Coach Tom Saintfiet will conduct his first training session on Thursday, December 15th  at 7pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

This will be his opening session ahead of the two international friendlies away to Nicaragua later this month and will involve twenty-eight players who have been invited to be part of a training squad. Saintfiet will subsequently select his final squad for the two matches next week for a residential training camp before the team departs on Christmas day for Managua. The two games are carded for December 27th and 30th.

Saintfiet spoke about his selection for the training squad.

“It was a short period of time for me before I had to release a squad. It is naturally not easy if you have just arrived in the country as I prefer to have much more time to anaylzye and see the local leagues. I saw now most of the teams in the Pro League and also the Super League,” Saintfiet told TTFA Media.

“The squad is made based on my style of play but also on  consultation with several people of the technical committee, local coaches and other local people involved in football here. In the future we can also see players involved who were maybe not selected now  because then I will follow up the league more and know more about the individual players and their qualities and I would have more knowledge of the players in the local league and abroad.

“To me now it is a good moment in these sessions to see the players who play in the local league and some who play abroad who are available, to analyse to see if they fit into my thoughts on how to play and also their personalities and in a few days time the squad has to reduced,” Saintfiet said.


Carlos Edwards has made 88 appearances for Trinidad and Tobago and was a member of the 2006 World Cup Squad. He last played for T&T in an international friendly against Jamaica in November 2013.

This is Maurice Forde’s first invitation to the Men’s Senior Team. Hashim Arcia has already made appearances for the T&T Senior Team. Jomoul Francois is former T&T National Youth team player.

Training Squad

  1. Jan Michael Williams – Central FC
  2. Glenroy Samuel – Ma Pau Stars
  3. Marvin Phillip – Morvant Caledonia United
  4. Adrian Foncette – Police FC
  5. Daneil Cyrus – W Connection
  6. Sheldon Bateau – Krylia Sovetov Samara
  7. Triston Hodge – Toronto FC II
  8. Mekeil Williams – Colorado Rapids
  9. Carlyle Mitchell – Seoul E-Land FC
  10. Radanfah Abu Bakr – Sillamäe Kallen
  11. Alvin Jones – W Connection
  12. Curtis Gonzales – Defence Force
  13. Nathaniel Garcia – Central FC
  14. Sean De Silva – Central FC
  15. Hughtun Hector – W Connection
  16. Maurice Forde – W Connection
  17. Kevin Molino – Orlando City
  18. Aikim Andrews – W Connection
  19. Trevin Caesar – Orange County Blues
  20. Cordell Cato – San Jose Earthquakes
  21. Jomal Williams – Murcielagos FC
  22. Hachim Arcia – Defence Force
  23. Willis Plaza – Jabloteh FC
  24. Shahdon Winchester – Murcielagos FC
  25. Carlos Edwards – Ma Pau Stars
  26. Joevin Jones – Seattle Sounders
  27. Aubrey David – Dallas FC
  28. Jomoul Francois – St Ann’s Rangers