Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 17th 2015 Contents A48
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, September 17, 2015
Former T&T striker Andre Toussaint has returned
to DirecTV W Connection and is part of a cache of
talented signings by head coach Stuart Charles-
Fevrier for the 2015/2016 T&T Pro League season.
The 34-year-old crafty attacking midfielder, with
an impeccable first touch, had represented his home
town club Point Fortin Civic in the last two seasons
following stints at the now defunct T&TEC FC and
Morvant Caledonia United, but opted to return to his
ex-employers this season.
Toussaint, who has won Pro League championship
medals with W Connection and Joe Public, represented
the "Savonetta Boys" between 2004 and 2009, only
interrupted by a brief stint at United Soccer Leagues
(USL) side Charleston Battery in 2007.
"We (W Connection) think he (Toussaint) has unfin-
ished business at our club," expressed W Connection
assistant coach Earl "Ball Hog" Jean.
The St Lucian-born Jean, a former teammate of
Toussaint at W Connection, said, "He is a legend at
the club. He has a lot of quality and the right tem-
perament on the field. We believe it is great having
him back. We want an experienced player such as
Toussaint for our younger players to feed off. Our cur-
rent players are happy they now have someone who
can change the game; a player to give them the edge.
That s a lot of confidence."
A five-time Pro League and Caribbean Football
Union Club Championship winner, W Connection
has also acquired the services of T&T Under-23 duo
Dwight Quintero, 21, and national Under-20 utility
player Kevon Goddard, 19, who joined the "Savonetta
Boys" from Couva rivals Central FC.
Commenting on the acquisition of forward Quintero,
Jean said: "We have always liked Quintero. I think he
has a bright future once he listens and accepts what
we have to teach him at W Connection. He still has
to grow in confidence but he is a player that can do
well for Trinidad (and Tobago) in the near future."
Other new signings include 19-year-olds Jamal
Charles, a Grenada international forward, and Briel
Thomas, a midfielder out of Dominica; along with
20-year-olds Jhonathan Gherherdt, a Brazilian forward,
and local midfielder Kion Joseph, who made the move
from Japs North East Stars, while 16-year-old midfielder
Keston Julien has been promoted from the Connection
Charles-Fevrier s squad, inclusive of the newcomers,
stands a very youthful outfit, six of which are 18-
year-olds and 22 from 27 players within the 23-and-
under age group. The longstanding W Connection
coach is also evaluating a couple more teenagers who
are on trial with the Couva based club.
"The players all have a great opportunity here at
W Connection," continued Jean who, in his
19 years of playing professional football, had
represented clubs in Portugal, England, Scot-
land, China and T&T. "Once they can take
in what is taught here [at Connection], they
can move on to much bigger lives in football.
I have played all over and worked under
many coaches and I can say that Stuart is
the best tactical coach that I have ever played
and worked under. He is of international
The new "Savonetta Boys" signings joined
the likes of goalkeepers Julani Archibald, a
21-year-old St Kitts/Nevis international, Ter-
rence Lewis, 23, and goalkeeper coach/player
Aquelius Sylvester, 33; defenders Kurt Fred-
erick, a 24-year-old St Lucia international,
Gerard Williams, a 27-year-old St Kitts/Nevis
international, Maurice Ford, 19, Alvin Jones,
21, Shannon Gomez, 18, Christian Viveros,
a 25-year-old Colombian, and Triston Hodge,
20; midfielders Jomal Williams, 21, Aikim
Andrews, 19, Stiven Lopez Concha, a 23-
year-old Colombia midfielder, Jabari Mitchell,
18, Neil Benjamin Jr., 21, and Anfernee Fred-
erick, a 19-year-old Dominica international;
and forwards Dimitrie Apai, a 21-year-old
Suriname international, Shahdon Winchester,
23, and Shirvone St Prix, a 20-year-old St
Toussaint returns to W Connection
...Quintero, Goddard makes switch from Central FC
Flashback: Andre Toussaint (right), in W Connection
strip, vies for the ball with Marvin Oliver, who at the
time represented San Juan Jabloteh, when both
sides met in a T&T Pro League clash in 2009.
PHOTO COURTESY TTPROLEAGUE.COM
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