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Huggins looking for more success

Huggins looking for more success


Head coach of the St Vincent and the Grenadines senior men’s football team Cornelius Huggins has reiterated his wish for this weekend’s tie in the Under-23 Olympic qualifiers against Dominica at the Arnos Vale Playing Field.{{more}}

Huggins, who led St Vincent and the Grenadines to the Windward Islands Football Association (WIFA) title last weekend in St Lucia, is equally confident in this weekend’s matches.

“Right now after winning the tournament in St Lucia, the players are in high spirits; they are eager to pass on the success to the other players…. They can be role models for those who did not go to St Lucia,” the head coach commented.

A confident Huggins further said, “Winning is a must, as we have to keep the country on a high.” Huggins is pumped by the fact that several of the players who were part of the senior team are also on the Under-23 outfit; hence, it would be an easy transition, as the chemistry among the players is there.

Among those Under-23 who made the St Lucia trip were Kevin Francis, Kyle Edwards, Dennis Prescott, Vasbert Ledger, Chavel Cunningham, Nazir Mc Burnette and Sylvanus Baptiste.

The head coach is buoyant as St Vincent and the Grenadines will be bolstered by the availability of Oalex Anderson, who plays for Sounders 2 in the United States Soccer League.

Reflecting on the WIFA title, Huggins stated: “To me as a coach and the coaching staff, we are happy to have won that tournament, because we were under a lot of pressure to deliver… Winning has set some of the nerves and quieted some of the doubters, as many believed that we could not win.”

St Vincent and the Grenadines has been forced to host both matches, as Dominica’s best venue, the Windsor Park, is readying itself for a test match between the West Indies and Australia.

The first match today will be St Vincent and the Grenadines’ away match, with the reverse fixture set for Sunday.

Both matches begin at 3:30 p.m.