At least five more Saint Lucian footballers are being given the opportunity to play professional or semi-professional football overseas.
Last Saturday, three players from Vieux Fort South made their way to Trinidad and Tobago to take up stints there.
Gregson ‘Gorgom’ President is a national under-23 midfielder. He signed a two-year deal with Caledonia AIA. Also joining the Morvant Stallions, but on trial, are under-23 national midfielder Antonius Mayers and under-21 national striker Antonio Joseph.
Cale retain the services of another player from Vieux Fort South, Saint Lucia international Jamil Joseph, but the club has also been home to outstanding Saint Lucian players like Vernus Abbott, Valencius Joseph and – most notably – Titus ‘Titi’ Elva.
Elva was instrumental in working with Cale head coach Jamal Shabazz in getting the players over to TTO.
A fourth player, Gros Islet’s Otev Lawrence, has left as well for for a second stint at Caledonia AIA, having previously been with the team in 2013.
Caledonia have won the FA Trophy on three occasions, and lifted the Caribbean Football Union’s Club Championship in 2012.
Yet another player, Dwayne Henry from Canaries, is also headed to the Land Of The Hummingbird. Henry is expected to play for Cunipia FC in the National Super League, alongside fellow national midfielder Lester Joseph of Soufriere.
Other Saint Lucians playing in Trinidad and Tobago include Malik Shervon St Prix and Kurt Frederick at W Connection FC. National midfielder Tremaine Shayne Paul was on the books of W Connection but he is no longer signed up with the club.
(Additional reporting by Brian McDonald)