The Barbados Football Association’s Under-20 men’s national team will be bolstered by St Andrew’s College 1st goalkeeper Adam Mallalieu, who is currently based in Canada, and former Kickstart striker Janash Jaunai, who is currently based in Hungary.
Both Mallalieu and Jaunai will bring the experience they have gained throughout this year from their respective clubs, as the young Tridents embark on their quest for qualification in the Concacaf Under-20 Qualifiers from November 5-14.
Mallalieu, who joined SAC earlier this year, has already tallied 15 international youth caps for Barbados with the Under-15, Under-17, and Under20 national teams. His most memorable start came in 2019 versus global powerhouse Portugal. So far for the SAC Saints, has collected three shutouts in five starts.
Meanwhile, Jaunai represented Barbados in the 2019 Concacaf Under-15 Championships in Florida, where he had outstanding performances versus Trinidad & Tobago, Portugal, and Costa Rica; an experience he labels as his greatest football moment.
Prior to his international experience, Jaunai took part in a trial with Reading Football Club in 2018. He was offered an extension to continue his development in England, but his father insisted that completing school in Barbados was more important at the time.
Following a live draw in September, the young Tridents were drawn in Group C alongside Puerto Rico, Bermuda, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Montserrat. Barbados will face Puerto Rico on November 6, Bermuda on November 8, St Vincent and the Grenadines on November 10, and Monserrat on November 12, at the Estadio Felix Sanchez in the Dominican Republic.
At the end of the Qualifiers, 20 teams will participate in the Concacaf Men’s U20 Championship during the summer of 2022. This will include the top four teams from the Qualifiers and the region’s top 16 ranked teams [based on the Concacaf Men’s U20 Rankings] who received a bye to the Championship.
The team is currently in a bubble and is set to depart the island today.
TEAM: Kemar John; Justin Griffith; Zuhri Morris; Tre Byer; Raequan Jones; Jayden Francois French; Kevon Lucas; Tyrique Bailey; Adio Forde; Nadre Butcher; Honor Bradshaw; Kyle Forde-Blades; Jamaal Watson-Cummins; Mikalai Dziazhko; Khimani Cox; Tanas Thorne; Jaheim Headley; Kobe Hutson; Janash Jaunai; Adam Mallalieu.
OFFICIALS: Head Coach- Fitzgerald Carter; Assistant Coach - Kent Hall; Team Manager- Mark Forde; Kit Manager - Orlando Mapp; Trainer - Chad Bynoe; Physiotherapist- Johann Lashley; Goalkeeper Coach - Bernard Howell.