Andre Rampersad Gets Concacaf Nations League Call-Up
The Labour Day Classic between Halifax Wanderers and York United was another thriller, but one familiar face was missing: Wanderers Captain Andre Rampersad.
The 28-year-old club original was already en route to a Trinidad and Tobago national team camp to prepare ahead of the country’s upcoming Concacaf Nations League matches, having accepting another call-up with the island country.
Rampersad had finally broke into the national team setup back in March, helping the side wrap up its Concacaf Nations League Group B matches against Bahamas and Nicaragua undefeated. He was also present at the Gold Cup, featuring in all three group stage matches and scoring his first international goal against Jamaica.
With Trinidad and Tobago earning promotion to Concacaf Nations League Group A, the team will play against Curacao and El Salvador on September 7 and 10 respectively, with next month seeing matches against Guatemala and Curacao follow.
That means that the club original – who has made 116 appearances in Wanderers blue – will miss a high-profile coast-to-coast clash against Pacific FC and possibly their home bout against Cavalry, which come Friday and next Tuesday respectively. Should the Wanderers crack a playoff spot, he would miss either the play-in round or first semi-final in the league’s new format.
Captaining in his stead yesterday was Mo Omar, though the night ultimately fell to the visitors.