While Trinidad and Tobago’s “Soca Warriors” will try to avoid a seventh straight defeat when they tackle Mexico in World Cup qualifying action tonight, their bosses at the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) suffered a loss of their own today when they conceded to former FIFA referee Ramesh Ramdhan in a High Court matter that will now see them paying upwards of TT$540,000.
Football will finally get a home of its own.
The sod was officially turned yesterday for a 72-room sports hotel in Couva which is expected to be completed by September next year. The “home of football” will be located at the eastern side of the National Cycling Velodrome, running parallel to the Solomon Hochoy Highway.
The NLCB-sponsored National Elite Youth Football Programme which features action among the various Regional Associations- Northern FA, Central FA, Southern FA, Eastern FA, Tobago FA and the Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU), will continue today with matches at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva from 9am.
SOUTHERN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (SFA) defeated Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU) 2-0 to keep a 100 per cent unbeaten record after three rounds of football matches the NLCB National Elite Youth Programme.
Anton Corneal, who was recently appointed as the technical director for the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), has outlined his plans for the game locally, in the immediate future.
With two games left on the FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, coach Dennis Lawrence has already shifted his focus to 2022 in Qatar, which is evident from the squad selected on Tuesday for the coming matches, consisting mainly of newcomers.
David John-Williams, the defeated Caribbean Football Union (CFU) presidential candidate last year, has said he is not interested in assuming the position of president in the wake Gordon Derrick’s six-year ban by the FIFA, the world governing body for football.
The second season of CNC3’s On The Line (OTL) hosted by Gyasi Merrique continues tonight when episode two airs from 8pm.
T&T Football Association president David John-Williams is delivering on his administration’s promise to take a bottom- up approach to repair the sport and bring back the crowds to the game.