Soccer tour: meet Joey Gonsalves, the skipper

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Jamaica Gleaner

A POWERFUL combined soccer team selected by the Caribbean Football Association will meet Jamaica in a series of games between February 18 to March 1 at Sabina Park.

Below is a pen picture of Trinidad's Joey Gonsalves, who has been named captain of the touring team:

He has a safe pair of hands and wonderful anticipation; possesses sound knowledge of the game and has wide experience. Since 1947 Trinidad has relied on his captaincy at home and abroad.

1944— Represented Trinidad in Barbados;
1945— member Trinidad team against British Guiana (in British Guiana);
1947— Trinidad vs Jamaica (in Jamaica) then in Curacao, captain Trinidad in Triangular Tournament vs Jamaica and British Guiana;
1948— Capt. Trinidad vs Surinam (in Sur.) also Capt. Trinidad vs Haiti (in Trin.);
1949— Capt. Trinidad vs Haiti (in Haiti) then against Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
1950— Capt. Trinidad vs British Guiana (in British Guiana), Capt. Trinidad in Triangular Tournament vs Surinam and Curacao (in Trinidad) for Esso Cup;
1951— Capt. T.A.F.A. and team to Guadeloupe for Esso Trophy.

And Maurice Moore

Maurice Moore: A school boy until July 1951, was captain of Queen's College, British Guiana. Joined Victoria Football Club late in 1951 and played at inside left.

A clever dribbler, with a good shot in either foot. The experience gained in this tour should help to make him a greater force to reckon within the future.