March 6, 2015
Vincy Heat off to Barbados for two football friendlies

Two friendly international matches at the Barbados National Stadium against the host country will give St Vincent and the Grenadines’ senior men’s Football team – Vincy Heat, their first test as they prepare for World Cup Qualifiers.

Having assembled for training over the past six weeks, the Vincentian footballers will be using the Barbados sojourn to test how much has been achieved during that period.{{more}}

Vincy Heat’s head coach Cornelius Huggins indicated to SEARCHLIGHT the objectives of the weekend tour.

“The tour will be used to evaluate the players, and we are constantly evaluating them… We want to see as many players as possible,” Huggins said.

He revealed that at this early stage of preparation, it is imperative to expose as many players as his technical staff sees fit.

“For this weekend, we have included nine new players, but the door is not closed as we are still looking at players as we are also preparing for the Windward Islands tournament next month,” Huggins noted.

Huggins stated that the 19-member team, which is set to leave today Friday, will have two additional players in Emerald George and Myron Samuel, who are both campaigning in the Barbados Football Association with the club Rendezvous.

The home based players who are making the trip are Dorren Hamlett, Nazir Mc Burnette, Shorn Lowman, Mourlle Solomon, Tevin Slater, Kyle Edwards, Winslow Mc Dowald, Dwayne Dennie, Rohan Thomas Jr., Chavel Cunningham, Nazron Hoyte, Dennnis Prescott, Juma Gilkes, Glenford Ashton, Billy Jeffers, Lemus Christopher, Jolanshoy Mc Dowald, Oalex Anderson and Reginald Richardson.

Apart from Huggins, the management team also includes Wesley Charles – assistant coach, Kevin Richardson – goal keeper coach, along with Othneil Douglas – team manager, Dale Browne – fitness trainer and Keith Ollivierre – the technical director.

St Vincent and the Grenadines faces Guyana in June in home and away matches of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.(RT)