Trinidad calls up 22 for Panama friendly

(ABOVE) Kevin Molino (pictured) was called up for Trinidad & Tobago's March 29, 2015, friendly against visiting Panama.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago -- Trinidad & Tobago head coach Stephen Hart announced Wednesday his 22-man squad for an international friendly against visiting Panama on March 27 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

Orlando City midfielder Kevin Molino will lead the attack, while the Belgium-based duo of Khaleem Hyland and Sheldon Bateau, and Millwall defender Justin Hoyte complete the contingent of overseas-based players.

Hart has included ten uncapped domestic-based professionals, including 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship standouts Shannon Gomez, Neveal Hackshaw and Aikim Andrews.

“This is my first opportunity to evaluate many of these players, whom through their play for their respective clubs deserve the opportunity to participate and fight for selection on the National Team,” Hart told TTFA Media.  “Panama has announced a full squad for this game, with many players who played in the Gold Cup final in 2013 and 2014 World Cup qualifiers.  I am very pleased and excited about this, for it will be the ideal game to evaluate potential players for the Gold Cup roster in July.”



(International friendly: March 27, 2015, home v Panama)

GOALKEEPERS: Marvin Phillip (Point Fortin Civic Centre), Jan Michael Williams (Central FC) 

DEFENDERS: Sheldon Bateau (KV Mechelen/Belgium), Akeen Benjamin (Central FC), Uriah Bentick (Central FC), Shannon Gomez (W Connection), Justin Hoyte (Millwall/England), Jamal Jack (Central FC), Dwayne James (North East Stars), Mekeil Williams (W Connection)

MIDFIELDERS: Aikim Andrews (W Connection), Tyrone Charles (San Juan Jabloteh), Ataullah Guerra (Central FC), Neveal Hackshaw (North East Stars), Khaleem Hyland (Racing Genk), Marcus Joseph (Point Fortin Civic Centre), Johan Peltier (San Juan Jabloteh), Jomal Williams (W Connection)

FORWARDS: Hashim Arcia (W Connection), Kevin Molino (Orlando City/USA), Willis Plaza (Central FC), Rundell Winchester (Central FC)