Two overseas-based players have been included in the Dominica Senior Men’s squad to face Nicaragua on Friday.
Lackawanna College player, Nick Anthony, formerly of the Mahaut Soca Strikers, earned his maiden call-up to the senior squad while Arlington Fritz, formerly of CCCU Dublanc FC, is the other player earning a call up to the 18-man squad.
There were also recalls for Dominca’s lethal striker, Randolph Peltier, Sharmiah Dangleben and Travist Joseph.
Head Coach Rajesh J. Latchoo says the preparation thus far for these two games against Nicaragua was much better than the two previous games against Suriname and St. Vincent & the Grenadines respectively.
“In terms of exposure, we played over the weekend against St. Lucia, some good practice games. A non-result environment, it wasn’t international competition, but it was international exposure and we were allowed to experiment and try different things,” Latchoo said.
He further noted, “Coming out of it we saw the players develop certain chemistry and understanding that I am very pleased with going into this game.”
“Now the task at hand is the travel. Deal with the travel, deal with the challenges in Nicaragua, deal with Nicaragua and take the three points come back home and get ready now to make the country proud at home.”
He said, “So we’re looking forward now to the game, we will cope with the travel as we always do because the team has shown it can overcome any different obstacles so far in our preparations and I’m pleased with the guys and I look forward to the game coming up.”
Dominica will take on Nicaragua at 8:00PM, Nicaragua time or 10:00PM Dominica time, at the National Stadium in Nicaragua, before returning to host Nicaragua at the Windsor Park Stadium on Monday 14th October at 3:00PM.
The Full Squad;
Glenson Prince (C), Erskim Williams, Euclid Bertrand, Malcolm Joseph, Julian Wade, Donan Jervier, Javid George, Sydney Lockhart, Donté Newton, Anfernee Frederick, Christon Bernard, Briel Thomas, Nick Anthony, Chad Bertrand, Randolph Peltier, Alrington Fritz, Travist Joseph, Sharmiah Dangleben.
The Technical Staff;
Rajesh Joseph Latchoo – Head Coach, Ellington Sabin – Assistant Coach, Henrich Anselm – Manager, Courtney Challenger – Goalkeeper Coach, Delroy Watt – Fitness Trainer, Roger Ryan – Physio Therapist, Reginald Darroux – Equipment manager