Carib Football Team Named For First Series Here

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Jamaica Gleaner


WHILE the West Indies are for the most part in the throes of international, and intercolonial cricket the newly-formed Caribbean Football Association have announced their team to tour Jamaica.

Joey Gonsalves, Shamrock and All-Trinidad goalkeeper, had been named skipper of the team for the three Test series at Sabina Park in the tourney beginning Wednesday, February 20.

It will be the most historic event of its kind. It is an honour to Jamaica that we should be the first to be hosts to this team. No doubt their success on the field or the goodwill they bring will help to determine our football fathers whether Jamaica should in time throw in their lot with the dream of Commander Charles Hayward, head of Trinidad soccer, and become members of the CFA.

Jamaica's showing against Haiti during the Christmas holidays has helped to arouse interest in the coming tour. It is also the first time Jamaica will welcome two overseas teams to these shores so quickly.

A sufficient number of Jamaica players were tried out during the recent Haitian tour for the Jamaica Football Association selectors to concentrate on the best eleven to meet the visitors.

The sixteen players representing the CFA include a number of old faces, the most popular being the captain himself, Joey Gonsalves, who will be paying his third visit. Also from Trinidad will be Gerry Parsons, Charleau and Allan Joseph coming for the second time.

The Haitian contingent are no strangers either.


Goal: Joey Gonsalves (Captain) (Trinidad), Mateo Reyes (Aruba).

Backs: Gerry Parsons (Trinidad), Andre Dieudonne (Haiti), M. De Souza (British Guiana).

Half-Backs: Delbert Charleau (Trinidad), Allan Joseph (Trinidad), Yvon Dorceans (Haiti), Rafael Baez Guillen (Puerto Rico).

Forwards: Andre Vieux (Haiti), Jacques Banguillot (Guadeloupe), Adrian Brokke (Aruba), Charles Banguillot (Guadeloupe), Paul Desrosiers (Haiti), Juan Briezen (Aruba), M. Moore (British Guiana).