England-Based Players Bolster National Under-20 Squad

Technical Director Rolston Williams said at least 10 players based outside of Antigua will play in Costa Rica.

As many as 10 overseas-based players could feature for the Antigua & Barbuda national under-20 squad for next month’s CONCACAF Under-20 Men’s Championships Finals in Costa Rica.

This was revealed by Technical Director, Rolston Williams on Wednesday, adding that the players identified are of a high standard and should add to the potential of the team.

“Three or four of those players are Antiguan and they learnt their football right here in Antigua & Barbuda, but are [attending] school in England. So it will be, maybe, six players from England and the other 14 from right here in Antigua & Barbuda,” he said.

“We have done our homework, in terms of the background of these players. They are playing with top clubs and I think one of them now is with the Manchester United, Leicester City. I think the other one is from Mansfield,” he added. 

Antigua & Barbuda will contest Group A alongside Mexico, Honduras and Canada with their opening fixture against Mexico at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Stadium.

The players, Williams said, are in their third week of preparation, taking into consideration their participation in the ongoing domestic season.

More in today’s Daily Observer.

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