Trinis Name Squad

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Jamaica Gleaner


Controversial midfielder David Nakhid is among 20 players named by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association for a May 1 friendly against Jamaica which will usher in the 1997 domestic season here.

Nakhid, voted Caribbean footballer of the year for the past two seasons, returned to Trinidad one week ago after being released from a Lebanon jail. He was charged by the Lebanon authorities for embezzlement.

The charges were subsequently dropped but Nakhid's professional contract with the top Lebanese team was terminated.

Also on the squad is Nakhid's former teammate Peter Prosper, who also returned from Lebanon following the incidents there.

The Trinidad and Tobago squad, to be supervised by interim Trinidad Director Edgar Vidale, does not include the likes of Tobago-born Dwight Yorke, current standout scorer for English Premier Division club Aston Villa, Russell Latapy of Portugal's Boavista, USA campaigner Stern John and Angus Eve, who is on an overseas tour with the Defence Force.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association have included Nakhid on the condition that FIFA clarify his playing status outside of Lebanon where he was banned for nine months effected in February.

The squad: Ken Francis, Kelvin Jack, Marvin Andrews, Lyndon Andrews, Addison Belfon, Anthony Rougier, Stokely Mason, Darin Lewis, David Nakhid, Jerren Nixon, Peter Prosper, Sherwyn Julien, Anton Pierre, Adarryl John, Travis Mulraine, Addie Rique, Ricardo Aleong, Mark Borde, Wesley Webb and Dexter Cyrus.