Kenwyne Jones calls for support vs SVG tomorrow

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 20:00

National football captain, Kenwyne Jones is appealing to citizens to turn out in their numbers at tomorrow's World Cup Qualifier against St Vincent and the Grenadines at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Jones says the team was not at their best when they defeated St Vincent and the Grenadines 3-2 in St Vincent on Friday but says they want to rewrite history on the road to Russia.

The following is a statement issued by Jones' public relations team:

"As the Trinidad & Tobago National Men's Team moves into their fourth World Cup 2018 Qualifier, captain Kenwyne Jones is dusting off his boots and is squarely focused on the next face-off at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Tuesday.

The Jones-led Warriors, who were victorious in a 3-2 win over neighbouring St. Vincent and the Grenadines on March 25, will once again play against the Vincy Heat on Tuesday in Port of Spain. Although the striker believes that the team wasn't at its best tactically in their showdown at Arnos Vale Stadium last week, he is confident that, in the upcoming games, the Soca Warriors will return to the style and identity of football that has been developed as a unit, guided by Coach Stephen Hart.

"There is a lot of good football being played," Jones said. 

"But regardless of what is happening around us (in our Qualifying group consisting of USA, Guatemala and St. Vincent and the Grenadines), the fact remains that as a team, we have our own set goals that we have been working on for the last few years, and the plan is to tighten up and get that job done."

Of 18 year-old Levi Garcia - who scored twice for Trinidad and Tobago in the last game - Jones is confident in his young teammate's talent. 

"Levi has had an excellent start to his career at Eredivisie club AZ Alkmaar, and the two goals in St. Vincent are an ongoing testament to that. He's a great asset to the squad; we don't want to put too much pressure on him.

It's important that, as a team and as a nation, we give him the opportunity to grow, learn and nurture his natural abilities to be the best that he can possibly be, moving forward."

Jones hopes that the public will continue to support Trinidad & Tobago on the Road to Russia. 

"It's really important to see the fans come out in their numbers at the World Cup Qualifying games. Having that patriotic energy at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday and all the upcoming games is a real boost for the boys. As a team, we want to rewrite history-- with the fans at our side."

Trinidad & Tobago faces off against St. Vincent at the Grenadines on Tuesday 29 March 2016 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. Kick off time is 7:00pm (local time)."