All roads led to the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva earlier this month as the winners of the Digicel Pro League, Central FC, faced off against the Pro Bowl champions, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force
“I don’t live under pressure. I’ve been in this game a long time [and] I know what educated and uneducated [spectators] say and i don't live under that pressure,” said Central FC loan-signing and Trinidad and Tobago National Team captain Kenwyne Jones, following what many described a mixed performance by the former England Premier League forward during the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League 2016/17 season curtain-raising Digicel Charity Shield last Friday at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
Russ Russell says he isn’t overwhelmed by his duties as new head coach of last season’s seven-title-winning Central FC but admitted it’s “a work in progress” at the “Couva Sharks”.
Jan-Michael Williams’ return between the sticks for the first time after six months due to injury saw the Trinidad and Tobago international make three saves in a penalty shootout as his side, Central FC, held off an exciting Defence Force challenge to retain the Digicel Charity Shield on Friday night at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
The Digicel Charity Shield is one of three domestic trophies to have ever escaped the reigning Digicel Pro League and Caribbean champions Central FC — the others being the FA Trophy and Toyota Classic.
Two-time reigning Caribbean Football Union Club and Digicel T&T Pro League champions, Central FC will shift focus from its Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League campaign when it faces Defence Force in the domestic season opening Digicel Charity Shield at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva from 7pm tonight.
Central, W Connection kick-off Pro League.
Already half-way through their 2015/2016 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League campaigns, reigning Caribbean Football Union Club Championship and T&T Pro League champions, Central FC and DirecTV W Connection will face off in the Pro League curtain raiser, the Digicel Charity Shield on Friday at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva from 7 pm.
Defender Andre Ettienne rewarded his new employers with a match-winning goal on Friday night at the Ato Boldon Stadium as Central FC celebrated a 1-0 win to dethroned three-time holders W Connection to lift the 2015/2016 season opener, Digicel Charity Shield.
DIRECTV W Connection are proud consecutive holders of the Digicel Charity Shield after defeating rivals and last season’s Digicel Pro League winners Defence Force 4-2 on Friday night.