Former National Team captain Angus Eve has been appointed head coach of the Men’s National Under 17 team.
Eve will have Keith Jeffrey and Clyde Leon as his two assistant coaches. Former national team goalkeeper Clayton Ince will serve as goalkeeper coach, Adarryl John as trainer and Wesley Webb as team manager. The positions of physio and equipment manager will be filled in due course.
Eve is also an assistant coach for the Men’s National Under 20 team while Jeffrey was appointed head coach of the Boy’s National Under 15 team. Leon, also a former national senior team midfielder, was an assistant coach on the previous under 15 boys team.
Eve, who is the head coach of Club Sando and Naparima College, last served as head coach of a national team for the Under 23 Men’s Olympic team during the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers and the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, during which T&T held hosts Mexico to a 1-1 draw in the opening match.
The 2021 FIFA Under 17 Men’s World Cup will be held in Peru and the qualifying schedule will be announced by CONCACAF in due course. The 2021 World Cup will be the 19th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. A total of 24 teams will qualify for the final tournament. In addition to Peru who automatically qualified as hosts, 23 other teams will qualify from six separate continental competitions. Four teams will qualify from CONCACAF.
T&T has participated in two FIFA Under 17 Men’s World Cups, the first being in 2001 as hosts and in 2007 when the team qualified under head coach Anton Corneal with players such as Kevin Molino, Aubrey David, Daneil Cyrus and Sheldon Bateau to name a few.