Trinidad play first match tonight

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Jamaica Gleaner

TRINIDAD bow into the current CONCACAF championship tonight against the Netherlands Antilles who drew 1-1 with Jamaica in the opening match on Wednesday.

Up to Press time the Trinidadians had not named their team, but this reporter selects the following possible side:

In goal will be Allan Cupid, an 18-year-old schoolboy who is one of Trinidad's most promising goalkeepers. He is an agile player who is making his debut on a Trinidad national senior team, but he toured Jamaica with his school team, and has also played against Brazilian youth teams.

In defence will be veteran Hugh Mulzac, Selwyn Murren, Arnim David and Bertrand Grell. All the backs, with the exception of Arnim David have played for Trinidad several times.

Playing as linkmen should be Jan Steadman, a brilliant school-boy star, who has previous experience against Jamaican players. The other linkman should be Leroy deLeon. Leroy is only 18 and is also a schoolboy.

The forward should be made up of Sedley Joseph, the skipper, Alvin Corneal, at left wing. Ming Alleyne, right wing and Earl Fough inside right.


Although outclassed by the Jamaicans, the Netherlands Antilles managed, through persistent fighting, to end the match in a 1-1 draw. Because of their plucky performance, trainer Angel Betta said he is making no changes in his line-up.

The team is goal, Yubi Richardson; Watty Vos, Eric Allee, Juancho Pable and Adresito Bikker, backs; linkmen are Edwin Dirkes, who scored 'the Netherlands goal against Jamaica and Fenchi Dubero. The forwards will be Benny Brete (left wing) and Angel Perez, (right wing); with the Jacobs brothers, Remico and Ricardo playing inside-left and right respectively.