Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 7th 2016 Contents A62
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, November 7, 2016
Trinidad and Tobago s senior men s team
will begin their on-field preparations for
Friday s World Cup qualifier versus Costa
Rica with a double session today.
Coach Stephen Hart will conduct a light
session in the morning period and will step
up the pace in the evening from 6pm.
Hart will not have his full compliment
of players with US-based duo Aubrey David
and Joevin Jones scheduled to arrive in Port
of Spain today while French-based mid-
fielder John Bostock is scheduled to arrive
tomorrow as his club RC Lens faces Ajaccio
in a league fixture today.
"We are aware of the situations with a
couple of the players. It is a situation which
we cannot avoid but the majority of the
squad will be here and we will get things
rolling on Monday. As always, it will be an
important period for us with all energies
being focused on being ready for Friday's
match," Hart said yesterday.
US-based midfielder Kevan George, took
time out yesterday to share some insight
into his game preparations, which he
explains, begins from the moment he
receives official notification of his selection
from the FA. He arrived in Port of Spain
George is on a high, after being named
"Most Valuable Player " last week by his
club Jacksonville Armada FC in the North
American Soccer League.
"At this point I am very hungry and deter-
mined to do well for these two World Cup
Qualifying games. I'm in the zone now-
focused and locked in for whatever role I
have to play to get us maximum points from
our opening games in the hex," George
"From the moment I get the call, in the
back of my mind I start envisioning camp,
mainly the type of training sessions and
opponents we will face. Then I write down
what I pray to accomplish for the upcoming
camp. Every camp has a different mission.
I'm typically disciplined in the way I eat
but I eat even more greens and less meat
to give me as much energy as possible.
"I pack passport and bags the day before
I leave to make sure I do not forget anything.
I'm very meticulous with everything so I
have to make sure everything is folded neatly
and packed away in the suitcase or carry
on. I always take a pair of boots, shin guards
and change of clothes with me on airplane
in my backpack just in case my checked
luggage gets lost or delayed."
George noted that Costa Rica has several
big threats that T&T should respect such
as Joel Campbell and Bryan Ruiz. "They
have talented individuals and are very smart
at finding spaces," George said.
"The start is the most important part for
us because we want to put ourselves in a
position to qualify early. In the Gold Cup
we started our first game extremely fast and
we rode that wave to the quarter finals
unfortunately bowing out on penalty kicks.
Even though there are better opponents in
these World Cup qualifiers, I think if we
can emulate that start we had in the last
Gold Cup we can make the dream a reality,"
"It is key that we don't get ahead of our-
selves and start counting games and points.
We need to expand all of our energies on
Costa Rica and worry about Honduras when
that time comes. We have a pretty balanced
squad so whoever is on the field for both
games, we are confident that they can do
the job so no one will have to conserve ener-
gy for the next game.
George said he was honoured and happy
to be voted by fans as the Team MVP. "But
I do not dwell on it though. I'm not a person
that set goals such as "I want to be team
MVP" but it was a nice touch to conclude
the season for me personally," George added.
Fans can purchase their game tickets at
Lotto Locations nationwide at $350 (covered
section) and $200 (uncovered).
Season passes can also be purchased at
all First Citizen's Bank branches nation-
Tyrone Charles scored a hat-trick to lead San
Juan Jabloteh to a comprehensive 5-1 defeat of
Pt Fortin Civic and back up to second spot in
the Digicel T&T Pro League at the Ato Boldon
Stadium, Couva, yesterday.
Charles got his goals in the second, 55th and
80th minute while Jerome Mc Intyre (fifth) and
Kennedy Hinkson (43rd) added one each for
Jaboteh which led 3-1 at half-time. Sylvester Teas-
dale got Pt Fortin's lone item in the 44th minute.
The win lifted Jabloteh up to 15 points from six
matches, one behind two-time reigning champions
Central FC and two ahead of W Connection.
In yesterday's other early match, Seon Thomas
scored deep into time added on to earn Morvant
Caledonia United a 1-1 draw with Defence Force
at the Morvant Recreation Ground, Park Street.
This after Defence Force led through a 35th
minute penalty from striker Devorn Jorsling.
In the late match at Couva, Club Sando tackled
Ma Pau Stars.
Trinity College East and Speyside will cam-
paign in the Shell/First Citizens Secondary
Schools Football League Premier Division next
year, after qualifying via the Championship Divi-
sion Big-Five series, yesterday.
At Trinity College East Ground, hosts Trinity
College East edged Malick Secondary 2-1 to end
with seven points, three behind winners Cara-
pichaima East Secondary which battled to a 0-
0 draw with Speyside Secondary.
The trio of Carapichaima East, Trinity College
East and Speyside now replace demoted Queen's
Royal College, Fatima College and Pleasantville
Secondary in next season's Premier Division com-
VIJAYAWADA---West Indies Women will
undergo their first training session here
today as they begin preparation for their
limited overs series against India Women
bowling off here Thursday.
The Windies side touched down at the
Gannavaram airport in the coastal state of
Andhra Pradesh yesterday, after arriving in
India on Saturday from the Caribbean.
West Indies Women will practice at the
Mulapadu playfield -- located 12 miles out-
side Vijayawada -- which will also be the
venue for the six-game limited overs series.
The Windies clash with India Women in
three One-Day Internationals -- all desig-
nated ICC Championship status -- from
Thursday to November 16 and will follow
up with three Twenty20 Internationals from
West Indies Women are currently ranked
third in the championship on 22 points, one
behind the second placed England Women
and eight adrift of leaders Australia Women.
India lie sixth on 13 points.
The top four in the championship at its
completion will earn automatic qualification
for next year's ICC Women's 50-overs World
Cup in England.
West Indies, who are coming off a 3-2
loss to England Women in a five-match
series in the Caribbean last month, will be
led once again by the prolific Stafanie Taylor
while stroke-maker Mithali Raj takes charge
of the Indian unit for the ODIs.
Harmanpreet Kaur will take over from
Raj for the T20 series.
Pt Fortin Civic
CarapichaimaEast 4 3 1 0 5 0 10
TrinityCollegeEast 4 2 1 1 6 3 7
PrincesTownWest 4 1 0 3 5 9 3
MalickSecondary 4 1 0 3 3 7 3
T&T gets ready for Costa Rica
...Hart wants energies focused on Friday
T&T's Kevan George, left, in action against
Cuba at last year's CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Windies Women start preparation for India series
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