MLS Star Atiba Harris to lead St.Kits-Nevis Sugar Boyz for World Cup Qualifiers

Sugar Boyz Captain and MLS Star Atiba Harris
Sugar Boyz Captain and MLS Star Atiba Harris

Sugar Boyz Captain and MLS Star Atiba Harris

The St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association have announced their squad ahead of the two legged Round 1 World Cup qualifiers against Turks and Caicos Islands.

The Sugar Boyz will play at home Tonight Monday  23rd at Warner Park before travelling to the TCIFA National Academy in Providenciales, Caicos Islands.

Major League Soccer Star Atiba Harris is expected to once again lead the team which will again feature a plethora of overseas players .

Roughly ten players are expected to make the journey to Basseterre to ensure Team SKN  go up one game in the two game series against the Turks and Caicos. Predominant among the overseas based players is Romaine Sawyers who is considered the best player on the team.

SKN International Leicester City’s  Harry Panayiotou

SKN International Leicester City’s Harry Panayiotou

Sawyers, who began his career with the English Team West Brom and now plays for Walsall has also attracted interest from the Championship with Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield and Birmingham City all following him closely in the British League ONE.

Wlasall's Romaine Sawyers

Wlasall’s Romaine Sawyers

Other English League Players in the SKN squad include Leicester City’s  Harry Panayiotou , and Evesham United F.C.’s  Tesfa Tweede Robinson.

Another English Player Ryan Robbins is set to make his International Debut with Team SKN . The English League Stamford AFC striker Robbins qualifies for the team  through his grandfather and his cousin Harry Panayiotou who  is already an international for the Team SKN.

Other notables in the squad are Tishan Hanley who played for the local Garden Hotspurs before moving to the US where he now plays for the Richmond Kickers in the US Pro League. And Gerard “Baby” Williams who is the captain of the  W Connection in the TT Pro League in Trinidad.

Ryan Robbins in action for Stamford Photo by Geoff Atton

Ryan Robbins in action for Stamford Photo by Geoff Atton

St. Kitts-Nevis best performance in World Cup Qualifying was reaching the semi-final round of the qualifiers during the 2006 campaign.

St Kitts-Nevis squad:

1 Atiba Harris (Captain)

2. Gerard Williams (Vice Captain)

3. Zephaniah Thomas

4. Tesfa Robinson

5. Harrison Panayiotou

6. Ryan Robbins

7. Nile Walwyn

8. Julani Archibald

Tesfa Tweede Robinson

Tesfa Tweede Robinson

9. Mudassa Howe

10. Orlando Mitchum

11. Errol O’Loughlin

12. Thrizen Leader

Tishan Hanley

Tishan Hanley

13. Joash Leader

14. Jamal Francis

15. Kareem Mitchum

16. Kyron Phillip

17. Evanseroy Barnes

18. Shaquille Barzey

19. Vinceroy Nelson

20. Romaine Sawyers

21. Tishan Hanley

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