Thu, Jun

Marvin Andrews is back !!!!!!!!!!!!Trinidad and Tobago head coach Francisco Maturana and his technical staff team, a day after inspecting the playing surface at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, received some welcomed news on Scottish-based defender Marvin Andrews.
After being out since last year, recovering from surgery on troubled cartilage, Andrews appeared for the full 90 minutes in Raith Rovers in 1-0 win over  East Fife in the Scottish Second Division on Saturday. Raith are second on the table.

There has been discussion in recent times over Andrew progress from the T&T end and Assistant Coach Russell Latapy has been keeping tabs on his long time teammate.

Meantime, current T&T left back Aklie Edwards has been offered a contract by American Major League club New York Red Bulls but has not made a decision whether he will remain with the club. He is with the Rapids in Argentina on their preseason tour and is also carded to go on trial in Germany this month.

Edwards has played in three matches including those against Argentinos Juniors, Velez Sarsfield and River Plate.

“The experience has been good. I played in three games, coming on in the second half and I’ve settled in. They have offered me a deal but I haven’t made a decision on whether I’m taking it up yet,” Edwards told TTFF Media on Friday.

“It’s good to be back in Argentina after being here with the national team last month. But our training now has been a bit different because the club is preparing for a full season coming up. Right now my fitness is good and I’m making sure that I’m in shape for the World Cup qualifiers coming up against Honduras and USA .”

Maturana is scheduled to resume training next weekend with a squad of home-based players with a friendly international carded closer to the final week before the March 28 World Cup qualifier against Honduras.

Both Maturana and Latapy along with other staff members visited the Hasely Crawford Stadium for an update on the pitch conditions and remain optimistic that it will be match ready for March 28. The T&T team will hold its training sessions both at the Ato Boldon and Larry Gomes Stadiums.