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Teenaged Saint Martin winger Kaïlé Auvray (left) takes on Trinidad and Tobago right back Alvin Jones during friendly action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 29 January 2023. (Copyright Daniel Prentice/ Wired868)
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TEENAGERS Kaile Auvray and Nathaniel James have earned T&T men’s senior call ups for two friendlies against Jamaica on Saturday and March 14.

Auvray, born in France, played for St Martin in a friendly against T&T in January at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo. Auvray, 18, has a Trinidadian mother and has decided to represent T&T.

Head coach Angus Eve and his T&T technical staff were impressed by the midfielder during the match.

W Connection’s James, 18, demonstrated his ability last year at the Concacaf Under-20 Championships finding the net regularly and the striker has been rewarded by Eve and wil be flying to Jamaica on the 24-man squad.

La Horquetta Rangers (on pre-season tour) and Point Fortin Civic have refused to release their players for international duty as both Clubs prepare for the opening of TT Premier Football League which kicks off this Friday. The two friendly games away to Jamaica falls outside the FIFA match window therefore, Clubs are not obligated the release their players.

The first match against Jamaica takes place at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Catherine Hall and the second will be played at the National Stadium in Kingston.

T&T will use the matches as preparation for upcoming Concacaf Nations League and Gold Cup qualifiers versus Bahamas in Nassau on March 24 and against Nicaragua on March 27 at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago.

T&T Squad

Goalkeepers:

Marvin Phillip (AC Port of Spain), Adrian Foncette (Police FC), Denzil Smith (W Connection);

Defenders:

Alvin Jones (unattached), Kareem Riley, Josiah Trimmingham (both Club Sando), Justin Garcia, Jelani Felix (both Defence Force), Jameel Neptune (AC Port of Spain), Andre Raymond (Dumiense FC—Portugal);

Midfielders:

Matthew Woo Ling, Michel Poon-Angeron (both AC Port of Spain), Noah Powder, Jesse Williams (both unattached), Justin Sadoo (Defence Force);

Attackers:

Jomal Williams (Once Deportivo—El Salvador), Joevin Jones (unattached), Kailé Auvray (Sporting Kansas City—US), Kadeem Corbin (Central FC), Reon Moore (Defence Force), John-Paul Rochford, Jomoul Francois (both AC Port of Spain), Nathaniel James (W Connection), Quesi Weston (Louisiana Krewe FC—US).

Coach - Angus Eve (TRI).

Jamaica Squad

Goalkeepers:

Jahmali Waite (Pittsburgh Riverhounds—USA), Kemar Foster (Waterhouse), Asher Hutchinson (Arnett Gardens);

Defenders:

Dexter Lembikisa (Wolves—England), Oshana Staple (Harbour View), Adrian Mariappa (unattached), Ricardo Thomas (Dunbeholden), Richard King (Cavalier), Jamoi Topey, Alwayne Harvey (both Mount Pleasant), Fitzroy Cummings (Vere United);

Midfielders:

Dane Cassanova (Tottenham—England), Delajo McCoy-Splatt (Fulham—England), Ravel Morrison (DC United—USA), Lamar Walker (Portmore United), Demario Phillips (Mount Pleasant), Jahshaun Anglin (Harbour View);

Attackers:

Dujuan Richards (unattached), Omari Hutchinson (Chelsea—England), Jourdaine Fletcher (Neroca—India), Tyler Roberts (Wolves—England), Collin Anderson, Dwayne Atkinson (both Cavalier), Trivante Stewart, Sue Lae McCalla (both Mount Pleasant).

Coach - Heimir Hallgrímsson (ISL).