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Williams drafted in for Mexico clash

Defence Force stopper, Keston Williams, has been drafted into the Soca Warriors squad by coach Russell Latapy for tomorrow’s final Concacaf South Africa 2010 World Cup qualifier versus Mexico at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, from 8.05 pm.

The Warriors are coming off a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Costa Rica in San Jose on Saturday night, and have already been eliminated from qualification.

On the other hand, Mexico with 18 points has already qualified for South Africa, thanks to a 4-1 win at home over El Salvador on Saturday and is joined in the Finals by USA (19 points), 3-2 victors over Honduras.

In the defeat to Costa Rica, defender Julius James was red carded while fellow stopper, the lanky Radanfah Abu Bakr was yellow carded, his second of the campaign and both will be out tomorrow.

The hard tackling Williams last played for T&T in the 1-0 win over El Salvador on September 12 and with both James and Abu Bakr suspended, he should return to the starting team.

Warriors Squad:

Goalkeepers:
Marvin Phillip, Jan-Michael Williams, Glenroy Samuel.

Defenders:
Robert Primus, Kern Cupid, Keston Williams, Dennis Lawrence

Midfielders:
Jake Thomson, Trent Noel, Densill Theobald, Leston Paul, Keon Daniel, Hughton Hector, Carlos Edwards, Hayden Tinto, Clyde Leon, Shahdon Winchester.

Forwards:
Kerry Baptiste, Devon Jorsling, Juma Clarence, Kenwyne Jones.