Director of Technical Matters of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation- Theon Gordon, will oversee the St. Vincent and the Grenadines senior men’s team-Vincy Heat’s preparations for their two remaining matches in the Concacaf Nations League in March.
This was confirmed by Second Vice- President of the SVGFF- Wayne Grant.
” We thought it was not wise for us to rush the process of selecting a Head Coach just for the two matches, hence we took the decision to have Gordon perform the duties, in the interim”, Grant said
The vacancy of a Head Coach for the team came about following Kendale Mercury’s decision not to seek a renewal of his four-year contract with the SVGFF, which expired on January 02, 2023.
Grant assured that the selection process to fill the void left by Mercury’s departure, is “ongoing”, with an announcement to come “in the upcoming months”.
Meanwhile, a 27- member local squad began their training last Tuesday, January 18, at the Brighton Playing Field.
The squad comprises: Mid-Fielders – Aaron Jackson, Matthew Jackson and Kurtlon Williams; Goal-Keepers – Josh Stowe, Jellando John and Jahvan Peters; Defenders – Agustus Adams, Iruel Matthias, Kenyon Delpesche, Dorren Hamlet, Duvani Williams, Keshorn Durham, Gavin Browne, Najima Burgin, Ramesh James, Sherwyn Alexander, Addeen Charles, Camal Bess, and Steven Pierre; Forwards – Trezin Dasouza, Seaqeam Millington, Rondell Thomas, Chad Haynes, Terris Joseph, Terrison Joseph, Garret Leigertwood and Jahva Audain.
Grant confirmed that the locally named training squad complements the other eligible players who are plying their trade overseas.
Apart from Gordon, the technical team includes coaches Alnif Williams, Bishon Williams, and Melvin Andrews, with Dr. Ronen Francis- Manager.
Vincy Heat plays Nicaragua in Nicaragua on March 24, and the Bahamas three days later at a venue yet to be decided.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is in Group C of League B in the Concacaf Nations League and has to date played four matches, with one draw (2-2) against Nicaragua, and three loses. (0-1) against Bahamas, and (0-2) and (1-4) against Trinidad and Tobago.