Fenwick grabs free agent Ataulla Guerra until the end of the season

NEW SHARK SIGNING - Midfielder Ataulla Guerra (left) is unveiled by Central FC Youth Development Manager Kevin Jeffrey

Trinidad and Tobago international midfielder Ataulla Guerra has reunited with former coach Terry Fenwick, after signing with Central FC until the end of the 2013-2014 season.

Guerra, 26, who played under Fenwick for a number of seasons at San Juan Jabloteh, before switching to neighbouring rivals Caledonia in 2011, recently completed a spell in Finland with Rovaniemen Palloseura for most of 2013.
“I had several players on my wish list for the winter transfer window, but Ataulla was at the top of that list,” said a delighted Fenwick in a press statement released by Central this week.

Guerra is likely to represent the fourth positioned Central (11 points) from as early as Sunday 5 January when the “Sharks” meet eight positioned Jabloteh (6 points) from 5 pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Round One Match Day Nine of the 2013-2014 Digicel Pro League.

“For me, Guerra is a natural goal scorer, but his real strength is as a provider and I don’t think there is anyone better to play behind (strikers Rundell) Winchester and (Dwight) Quintero,” added Fenwick, who led Central to the First Citizens Cup trophy this season and to the Final of the FA Trophy for a second consecutive season.

“Ever since Guerra played against us in last year’s FA Trophy final (with Caledonia), I wanted him in our squad.

“There aren’t many game changers around at the moment, but we’ve seen him do this for the national team and it’s a role that we’ve been missing at Central this season,” said the former England international, who plans to make further signings before the January 24  deadline of the transfer window, and is likely to part ways with Jamaican midfielder Toric Robinson and Tobagonian defender Omar Charles during the window.

“Fans should expect to see a new Ataullah because I have a new perspective and a different attitude to life,” Guerra told Wired868.

Guerra who enjoyed sterling performances against Jamaica in a home and away friendly series late last year added, “I will try to be a better role model on the field and I want to score goals and do my best for myself and my country. I want to put Central on the map and make it one of the biggest teams in the Pro League.”
Digicel Pro League 2013-2014

Round One Match Day Nine

Friday 3 January 2014

Hasely Crawford Stadium

Caledonia AIA vs Point Fortin Civic—6 pm

Defence Force vs W Connection—8 pm

 

Saturday 4 January 2014

Larry Gomes Stadium

North East Stars vs St. Ann’s Rangers—3.30 pm

 

Sunday 5 January 2014

Hasely Crawford Stadium

Central FC vs San Juan Jabloteh—5 pm