As Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Team continued its preparations for the upcoming International Schedule, there are some new faces in the camp who will be looking to make an early impression on the international circuit with an aim to breaking into Stephen Hart’s World Cup qualifying roster.
DirecTV W Connection defender Tristan Hodge is among them alongside San Juan Jabloteh attacker Nathan Lewis and former National Under 17 World Cup team goalkeeper Glenroy Samuel of North East Stars.
Samuel has been in training with the Senior Team before but has considerable experience at the international level having been the starting custodian for T&T at the 2007 FIFA Under 17 World cup and the 2009 FIFA Under 20 World Cup. A solid season between the sticks for North East has earned him the call with both Hart and goalkeeper coach Michael Maurice seeing enough of him to warrant the call.
“It’s good to be back in the national team. It’s a proud moment for me and hopefully I can keep my spot. I was so elated, I ran through the village of Matura to let everyone know the news,” an obviously elated Samuel told TTFA Media after training on Tuesday.