National and Old Road goalkeeper, Prince Walter, is set to play for Trinidad & Tobago’s professional outfit, Central FC, after the team’s management has reportedly shown interest in the young Antiguan currently representing Grenades FC in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championships in Port of Spain.
President of the Grenades FC, Sen. Chester Hughes, confirmed from Trinidad on Thursday that the player has been offered a contract while the same club has shown interest in another national player and striker Trevaughn “Peter Redz” Harriette.
“I actually have the contract [for Walters] in my possession and I will be forwarding that contract to a legal minded person to look at the contract but the contract is basic. As a matter of a fact, Peter was highest on the chart for Central but I think they are more looking at moving ‘Redz’ a bit further than Trinidad so that would include his agents and so on because I think they have formed allegiances with teams in Europe and Holland and so on and they have a network that they want to send out with ‘Redz’, Hughes said.
Once the signing is complete, Walter will join national youth defender, Vashami Allen, who signed with Central late last month, as professional players in Trinidad.
According to Hughes, both clubs are hoping to forge an alliance that would benefit all players and clubs in Antigua.
“We are forming an alliance with Central going forward and the clubs that are here have decided that we ought to work together to provide out talents in sports with the various opportunities that exist and with Antigua being an amateur country, Central is willing to work with Grenades to get Grenades to a level where we can identify talents,” he elaborated.
“Working with the other clubs in Antigua, we can get them off to Trinidad and those clubs would make the royalties from those talents that are sent further with those clubs getting back something so we are now looking at the business of Football,” Hughes added.
Grenades have lost one and drawn one of their two Group A matches in the Club Championships in Trinidad.