T&T senior mens volleyball team go head to head
with Guatemala in a best-of-three series at the International
Sports Complex, in Havana, Cuba starting today for the right
to compete at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games
in Cartagena, Colombia in July.
The play-off between T&T and Guatemala which continues
tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday if necessary came about after
the Panamanian Olympic Committee decided against registering
their team for the eight-team CAC Games.
Asked what he knew about the Cubans, national coach Gideon
Dickson, said, To be honest I dont know that much.
I can say is that they defeated Barbados in the World Championship
qualifiers last year, but word from the Bajans is that they
under-estimated the Central Americans and have only themselves
to blame for the defeats, something we dont intend to
Looking ahead to the matches against Guatemala Dickson said.
We are going to rely on our key assets to see us through.
That is our ability to play the ball above the net and
our great team spirit.
Leading the team in Cuba, will be Nolan Tash, the T&TVF
Player of the Year while regular first-team players
Marc-Anthony Honore, Jessel Davis, Sean Morrison, Marc Daly,
Saleem Ali, Shervon Calliste and Kelvin Alleyne, who were
all in the North, Central American and Caribbean Confederation
(NORCEA) qualifiers in Cuba last year are also part of the
The winners of the T&T/Guatemala series will join host
Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico,
Barbados and gold-medal favourites Cuba for the tournament.
T&T team: Nolan Tash (captain), Jessel Davis, Sean Morrison,
Marc Daly, Saleem Ali, Marc-Anthony Honore, Shervon Calliste,
Kelvin Alleyne, Vaughn Martin, Ryan Mahadeo, Kevin Nimrod,
Technical staff: Gideon Dickson (coach), David Camacho (assistant
coach), Arthur Robinson (trainer).