GFA Releases 23 Man Squad For Historic International Friendly In Carriacou 

PR –  The Grenada Football Association (GFA) has released a fully  local based squad ahead of the historic international friendly in Carriacou between Grenada and  St.Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday September 24 at the Lauriston Mini Stadium from  4pm. 

Over 30 local players were engaged in intense fitness and tactical training, Mondays to Thursdays  at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium and over the weekend they participated in a team building  and training camp in St.George’s from which the final team was picked. The camp involved  tactical sessions, beach recovery activities and a practice match against Queen’s Park Rangers  which the Senior Men’s National Team won. GFA Fitness and Performance Coach Claudio Altieri  has been working closely with the players to ensure top form for the historic encounter. 

The fully local squad led by Interim Head Coach Anthony ‘Nixon’ Modeste is a balance of youth  and experience with the average age of players being 23 with 11 players under the age of 23.  Players who represented Grenada in the last Concacaf U20 Boys Tournament in 2021 are on the  final squad including Shamrock FC’s Deanroy Phillip, GBSS’ Ethan Telesford and Queen’s Park  Rangers’ Benjamin Ettienne and Trishawn Thomas. 

Coach Modeste, a former National player, is very happy with the team’s progress. He said, “ The  team is very excited to play in Carriacou for the first time and we have seen solid improvements  in their fitness. We expect great things.”

The following is the full squad:

Henson  Williams  Chantimelle FC  22
Trevon  Williams  Queen’s Park Rangers  28
Trishawn  Thomas  Queen’s Park Rangers  19
Jelson  Rush  Royal Grenada Police Force  28
Romar  Frank  FC Camerhogne  26
Kimron  Marshall  FC Camerhogne  29
Joe – Max  Wildman  Hard Rock FC  19
Jamil  Rocastle  Hard Rock FC  20
Rayel  Alexander  Hurricanes SC  20
Kriston  Julien  Hurricanes SC  27
Mackell  Ganness  Hurricanes SC  28
Taj  Joseph  St. John’s Sports Club  27
Sharevin  Joseph  St. John’s Sports Club  21
Kimo  Sampson  St. John’s Sports Club  28
Joshua  Isaac  Paradise FCI  22
Dorrel  Pierre  Paradise FCI  23
Saydrel  Lewis  Paradise FCI  25
Steffon  Abraham  Paradise FCI  23
Deanroy  Phillip  Shamrock SC  19
Ethan  Telesford  GBSS  19
Raheem  Baptiste  St. David’s FC  22
Benjamin Etienne  Ettienne  Charleston Battery, USA  19
Daren  Modoo  Sab Spartans  24

The GFA has partnered with the Tyrrel Bay Express to give fans in Grenada an opportunity to  witness the historic international friendly. Return tickets cost EC$75 and the boat boards  (Caricom Jetty) at 10 am and leaves Grenada at 11am on Saturday September 24 for Carriacou  with a top DJ on board. Ticket holders will enter the venue free. Following the match, a mini soca  show will take place featuring surprise artists from Grenada. For the people of Carriacou, tickets  cost $10 EC per adult and $5 EC for children below the age of 12. For more information, interested  parties can call the GFA at 440-9903.