The contest is scheduled to open at 6:00pm with a scorching double header featuring Trinidad & Tobago and French Guiana, followed at 8:00pm with a tussle between Anguilla and her former sister islands of St. Kitts & Nevis.
Though much might be expected of Trinidad & Tobago, they would have to keep a close eye on French Guiana who has already registered some impressive victories, including a 2-nil defeat of neighbors Guyana and a 3-1 triumph over Suriname. They however lost to Haiti 2-1. Trinidad on the other hand has already won the tournament on 8 occasions and would no doubt be looking ahead to tonight’s game with much expectation.
They will also be hoping to get rid of the bad luck that has been haunting their involvement in the tournament. At first the Government of Trinidad & Tobago was refusing to provide the necessary funds to cover their travel and other expenses in St. Kitts; then on Monday night while heading to Basseterre, their plane had to return to Antigua due to mechanical problems. This caused the team to arrive in St. Kitts much later than planned.
St. Kitts and Nevis have not had much competition in the past with Anguilla and fans here would be curious to see just how much competition the Anguillians can present for the Sugar Boyz. The local team is being captained by well-known international player Atiba Harris, who plays for Vancouver Whitecaps.
The team comprises of players from the various clubs around St. Kits & Nevis as well as some overseas-based players. The list is as follows:
Atiba Harris (Captain)
Ian Lake(Vice captain)
Thrizen Leader(Vice captain)
The scheduled fixtures for the tournament is as follows:
6:00 pm -French Guiana V Trinidad and Tobago
8:00 pm -St Kitts and Nevis V Anguilla
· 12th October
6:00 pm -Anguilla V Trinidad and Tobago
8:00 pm -St Kitts and Nevis V French Guiana
· 14th October
6:00 pm -French Guiana V Anguilla
8:00 pm -St Kitts and Nevis V Trinidad and Tobago