Antigua & Barbuda name squad for camp ahead of Estonia friendly

Javorn Stevens (left) earned an invitation to an Antigua & Barbuda training camp ahead of an international friendly against visiting Estonia later this month. (Photo: David Heykoop)

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua & Barbuda – Antigua & Barbuda invited 21 players to a training camp that opened Monday in preparation for an international friendly on November 22 against visiting Estonia.

The match will mark the second time that the Benna Boys will face a non-CONCACAF opponent. In 2005, they dropped a 3-0 decision to Hungary.

The squad is highlighted by the inclusion of forward Tevaughn Harriette, scorer of a team-high two goals in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Forward Peter Byers, who netted two goals in 2016/17 Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup play, also merited a call up.

Javorn Stevens, a forward who scored three goals in the final round of Caribbean qualifying last month to help Antigua & Barbuda earn a place in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, will be given an opportunity to make a similar impression with the senior squad.

Estonia is also slated to visit St. Kitts & Nevis on November 19. 


GOALKEEPERS: Zion Armstrong (Glanvilles FC), Daverick Lockhart (Piggots Bullets FC), Prince Walter (Old Road FC), Samuel Watley (Glanvilles FC)

DEFENDERS: Vashami Allen (All Saints United FC), Troy Dublin (All Saints Untied FC), Mervyn Hazelwood (Tryum FC), Shavorn Phillip (Liberta SC), Jamarlie Stevens (Sweets FC), Akeem Thomas (Parham FC)

MIDFIELDERS: Randolph Burton (Parham FC), Avier Christian (Liberta SC), Novelle Francis (Greenbay Hoppers FC), Deny Henry (Parham FC), Eugine Kirwan (Greenbay Hoppers FC), Juwon Roberts (Sweets FC), Tamorley Thomas (Greenbay Hoppers FC)

FORWARDS: Peter Byers (SAP FC), Tevaughn Harriette (Parham FC), Stefan Smith (Old Road FC), Javorn Stevens (Greenbay Hoppers FC)