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Mount Pleasant sign two top T&T teenagers

Published:Tuesday | September 19, 2023 | 12:09 AM
Nathaniel James.
Nathaniel James.
Kaïlé Auvray Kaïlé Auvray
Kaïlé Auvray Kaïlé Auvray

Jamaica Premier League champions Mount Pleasant have signed two exciting Trinidadian teenagers, Kaïlé Auvray and Nathaniel James, ahead of the start of the new season.

Both players are 19 years old. Auvray is a winger who played for the United States Under-17s and French Club Lille Under-17s, while James is an attacking midfielder who scored the winner for Trinidad and Tobago in a recent 1-0 win over Curaçao in the Concacaf Nations League.

The two join recent newcomers Gawain Austin from Portmore, Marlon Allen, Romeo Guthrie and Damari Deacon of Arnett Gardens, defender Troy Jules of Dominica, Oquasso Chung from Danish club Esbjerb fB and Vere United defender Fitzroy Cummings ,in a strong Mount Pleasant squad.

General manager Paul Christie said he expects the Trinidad duo to add value to the organisation and quality to the squad.

“These young Trinidad nationals, I think, can help us. They are both full of fire and ready to contribute to the forward movement of the organisation at the Concacaf level and beyond.

“So it was a no-brainer for the organisation to make the decision to acquire their services,” he said.

He declared that the club will continue to look abroad to acquire young talent, with the aim of helping the players develop so they move on to the next level, and at the same time remain competitive in the local premier league.


“We are looking not only locally but regionally and internationally to assemble our squad. We want to be a truly professional outfit and improve and get better as we go along.

“So, wherever the talent shows interest, as long as it fits in at Mount Pleasant, we have no issue in acquiring their services.

“We are trying to develop, export and compete all at once. We are trying to do all three at the same time and still be very competitive at our core premier league level,” Christie said.

He added that, with the acquisitions, they should be able to compete on all fronts this season

“We are just trying to improve the team. We want to bring good quality football to the people of St Ann and, by extension, Jamaica and Caribbean.

“We also have serious intentions of competing at the Concacaf level as well,” he stated.