Yorke joins T&T squad as Costa Rica clash looms


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Former Sunderland star Dwight Yorke was expected to join the Trinidad & Tobago camp yesterday, as the team continued to gear up for next weekend’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica.

The 37-year-old icon was released by Sunderland on Thursday, as the team launched its rebuilding process after narrowly avoiding relegation from the English Premiership last week.

Yorke, the national team skipper, arrived from London after completing his stint with Sunderland and will now join the live-in camp at the Le Grand Courlan Hotel.

Prized Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones, whose future at the Tyneside club is also under some doubt, will link up with the squad tomorrow.

Another Sunderland player Carlos Edwards joined the squad earlier this week and participated in the training session held on Thursday at the Dwight Yorke Stadium.

T&T, languishing at the bottom of the standings on two points without a win, face Costa Rica on June 6 in a crucial match in the CONCACAF final round qualifier.