TT 'ballers moving up

Date Published: 
1998-02-14
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
B3

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CLASSY striker Jerren Nixon is among several Trinidadian footballers travelling to overseas clubs following the their side's unsuccessful CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign in the United States last week.

The Trinidad Guardian reported this week that Nixon, the 1997 Caribbean Cup MVP, was been given 48 hours to rejoin his Swiss First Division club, FC Zurich.

Anthony Rougier has also returned to Hibernian in Scotland while Clint Marcelle is back with Barnsley in England.

Two other Trinidadians Stern and Avery John have remained in the United States, where they
are being lured by clubs.

Defender Avery John has been drafted by the Raleigh Fliers of the American A-League Second Division. Raleigh recently appointed Trinidadian Alvin Corneal as its head coach.

Stern John is reported to have several American Major League teams interested in him, including the New England Revolution and Columbus Crew.

Rugged defender Marvin "Dog" Andrews also flew straight to Scotland to take up a three-year professional contract with First Division Raith Rovers.

Meanwhile, another defender Ansil Elcock will remain in Trinidad for a week before returning to the United States to start pre-season training with Columbus Crew in the Major League.

National players Stokley Mason and Sherwin Julien also caught the eye of several American college coaches after their performance at the Gold Cup.

Goalkeeper Clayton Ince, who had an outstanding tournament, is also said to be moving to Wrexham of England to take up a contract. He may be accompanied by striker Angus Eve for a trial.