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FOOTBALL: Antigua coach defends record number of overseas players

Published:Tuesday | November 11, 2014 | 8:52 AM

Antigua and Barbuda’s head coach, Rolston Williams, says the decision to include 14 overseas based players for the Caribbean Cup Finals was made in the best interest of the country’s football.

Williams was reacting to criticism in Antigua over the record number of overseas-based players in the 23-member squad.

He says Antigua & Barbuda is no different from other countries preparing for what is expected to be a tough final.

Williams says Jamaica has room for only four local players and Haiti has 14 overseas players, the same number as Antigua.

Five of the 14 overseas players will be making their debut for Antigua - defenders Christopher Cordara-Soanes; Alvin Jarvis and Aaron Tumwa; midfielder. Myles Weston; and striker, Jordon Smith.


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