Forward Alberth Elis (pictured) is one of seven players from Olimpia to be called up for Honduras friendly at Nicaragua on January 27, 2016. (Photo: Mexsport)
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Two days prior to its international friendly at Nicaragua, Honduras opened Monday a brief training camp.
Head coach Jorge Luis Pinto convened 18 players, 17 of whom compete domestically, including two players from current champion Honduras Progreso – defender Dilmer Gutierrez and forward Angel Tejeda. The only foreign-based squad member is 25-year-old midfielder Alfredo Mejia, who has appeared in 18 league games for Greece’s Panthrakikos this season.
Nineteen-year-old forward Alberth Elis – the joint-top scorer at the 2015 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship with four goals – leads at seven-man contingent from Olimpia.
The match will be played Wednesday at the Estadio Nacional in Managua.
GOALKEEPERS: Donis Escober (Olimpia) Luis Lopez (Real España)
DEFENDERS: Ever Alvarado (Olimpia), Wilmer Crisanto (Motagua), Henry Figueroa (Motagua), Dilmer Gutierrez (Honduras Progreso), Cesar Oseguera (Real España), Jose David Velasquez (Real España)
MIDFIELDERS: Brayan Acosta (Real España), Erick Andino (Motagua), Alfredo Mejia (Panthrakikos/Greece), Carlos Will Mejia (Olimpia), Bayron Mendez (Olimpia), Oliver Morazan (Olimpia), Rommel Quioto (Olimpia)
FORWARDS: Alberth Elis (Olimpia), Eddie Hernandez (Motagua), Angel Tejeda (Honduras Progreso)