Lasana Liburd reports today on Wired868 that Atlanta United forward Kenwyne Jones has agreed to terms on a loan deal that will see him play with Trinidad and Tobago club Central FC through December 31.
Kenwyne returns to Pro League; signs five-month deal with Central FC https://t.co/LxmZrZyGCA via @wired868 @shakahislop— Lasana Liburd (@lasanaliburd) July 24, 2016
The loan would start on August 1 and Jones would be expected to make his Central FC debut at home in the CONCACAF Champions League match on August 2 against MLS’ Vancouver Whitecaps.
It's official: I'm on my way home, to Central FC - The Sharks @centralfctt! https://t.co/k5KNJ597TG— Kenwyne J Jones (@kenwynejonestt) July 24, 2016
Via press release, Jones said:
“I’m quite happy to be heading to Central FC, of course. I’ll be back home playing football again. I haven’t done so for a number of years and I’m excited to be back in the mix.”
“Definitely, Central’s position at the top is a great place to be. They have been playing some quality football and, just looking at the league in general, it feels good to be a product of that standard of football.”
Jones started his professional career in his native Trinidad and Tobago with Joe Public before moving to W Connection. He then went on to play in England with Southampton, Sunderland, Stoke City, and Cardiff City.
Playing in Trinidad and Tobago should mean Jones will be present for his national team’s matches this fall in 2018 World Cup and 2017 Caribbean Cup qualifying.