The Barbados Football Association’s Under-23 men's national team left the island’s shores this morning on their quest for qualification in the 15th edition of the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifiers, set to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico next year.
Led by Head Coach Russell "The Little Magician" Latapy, the young Tridents will be looking to replicate what they have done in their first two matches of the qualifying stage against Haiti at the Stadium Slyvio Cator, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on Sunday night. Overseas based players are also expected to give the home side an added push on their hunt for victory.
They won 1-0 against Cuba on July 19, and two days later demolished USVI 5-0 to take the lead on six points in Group B.
Following completion of the round robin play, the group winners will advance to a final play-in match, with the two winners of each play-in match advancing to the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
The two top teams will also qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics men’s football tournament in Japan as the Concacaf representatives.
The winners of the three series will also advance to the 2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
SQUAD: Kishmar Primus, Liam Brathwaite, Elijah Downey, Ja’Von Austin, Rashawn Kellman, Carl Hinkson, Kaeson Trench, Najee Holder, Nicolai Brathwaite, Omani Leacock, Sheran Hoyte, Ranaldo Trim, Ackeel Applewhaite, T’Shane Lord, Niall Reid-Stephen, Thierry Gale, Deshon Howell and Darico King.