TRINIDAD'S 15-MAN soccer team is due to arrive at the Palisadoes Airport from Port of Spain at 1.30 p.m. today for a five-match series under lights at Sabina Park, starting on Saturday. The visitors will play three games against the Jamaica national XI.
The three-match series between Trinidad and Jamaica will mark the fifth meeting here between the two countries. Previous visits by the Trinidadians were in 1935, 1947, 1949 and 1953. The visitors will also play schoolboy champions, St. George's College, and Senior League titlists, DCLI.
This is the first occasion on which a series between Jamaica and Trinidad will be played under lights.
Players scheduled to arrive are: Delbert Charleau (capt.), R. "Cax" Baptiste, Willie Rodriguez, A. Belgrave, D. Turton, Norris Young, Doyle Griffith, Noel Daniel, Frank Gamaldo, Val Turton, Son Baptiste, J. McVorran, Carlton Franco, D. Thomas, Clive Pantin.
They will be accompanied by Messrs. Ken Galt and Eric James, president and secretary, respectively, of the Trinidad Football Association. Mr. James, team manager, and Mr. Galt will be delegates to the inauguration ceremony in connection with the formation of the British West Indies Football Board of Control, at King's House on January 22.
The Jamaica team, captained by Franz Alexander, has been practising at Emmet Park each afternoon since Monday last.