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The future of Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) general secretary Justin Latapy-George could be the latest touch paper within the fractious football body, as board member Keith Look Loy vowed to resist president David John-Williams’ attempt to replace the general secretary next month.

The interest continues to grow towards Friday’s “Football for a Cause” flood relief football match hosted by Dennis Lawrence and Friends. The match takes place at the Hasely Crawford Stadium with a kick off time of 7:30pm.

Dennis and Friends come together for football match in aid of flood victims

In a concerted effort to provide support and assistance to citizens who have suffered in parts of Trinidad and Tobago due to the disastrous flooding over the past couple days, a group of former National footballers and sporting enthusiasts have joined together to host a fundraiser for flood victims.

Fol­low­ing on the heels of T&T se­nior women’s foot­ball team's failed cam­paign at the CON­CA­CAF Women’s Cham­pi­onship, William Wal­lace, pres­i­dent of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL), has raised con­cerns about the na­tion­al Un­der-20 men team’s readi­ness for the up­com­ing World Cup qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment in Flori­da, USA.

FORMER T&T and current Halifax (HFX) Wanderers Football club coach Stephen Hart, has suggested the upcoming Canadian Premier League (CPL), scheduled to kick off in April 2019, is an ideal new professional league for Caribbean players, who have found it difficult to get into Europe’s various leagues.

I, like many of you, re­main ut­ter­ly frus­trat­ed with the ex­ec­u­tive of the T&T Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (TTFA). It makes ab­solute­ly no sense writ­ing any­thing more about them. They just don't seem to care about our foot­ball, much less our foot­ballers in T&T. They sent our So­ca Princess­es to be em­bar­rassed in the re­cent­ly con­clud­ed 2018 CON­CA­CAF Women's Cham­pi­onship, the tour­na­ment which serves as the qual­i­fiers to the 2019 FI­FA Women's World Cup in France.

Former Columbus Crew standout and current Trinidad and Tobago Senior Men’s Team assistant coach Stern John has been selected to serve as one of the coaches at the 2018 MLS Caribbean Combine in Bridgetown, Barbados from October 22-25, 2018.

Out on the practice field one day last week, Shaka Hislop stood among the Concord-Carlisle goalkeepers.

Dwight Yorke has made a passionate plea to get the Aston Villa job - and this time he is hoping to at least get a reply.

When we talk about sports’ greatest moments, we talk about them like they’re frozen in amber. A championship, a stoppage time goal, The Hand of God, The Flu Game, The Shot Heard ‘Round the World: we talk about these moments as indelible, timeless. But for all the heroics that athletes give us, the permanence of these moments is built on bodies just as frail as ours.

After a stellar collegiate career with the College of Charleston, defender Leland Archer joined the Charleston Battery earlier this year and bolstered a consistently great defensive back line. The 22-year-old has fit right in.

For Denzel Woods, coming to America meant no more hearing gun shots while practicing at the soccer field.

Jordan “J-man” Riley, who plays on the right wing for defending Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division champions, Presentation College (San Fernando), believes consistency and persistence will be key to his school defending their title this season.

PLEASANTVILLE Secondary have scored one of the biggest victories in the 2018 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) as their girls team crushed Fyzabad Anglican Secondary 16-0 last Tuesday in the South Zone of the Girls Championship competition.

Trinidad and Tobago Pro League clubs will join the relief effort of the national community for people affected by flooding.

ONLY one match was played yesterday in round 11 of the 2018 Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division, owing to the rain.

It will be a bat­tle for the lead­er­ship po­si­tion in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion of the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) as de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege (San Fer­nan­do) and San Juan North Sec­ondary col­lide at the San Juan school ground from 3:40 pm to­day.

Tyrese Coop­er scored the win­ner for Spey­side High School to keep them in the race for the To­ba­go Zone ti­tle in the Girls Cham­pi­onships of the Shell/First Cit­i­zens Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League.

THE TT Football Association (TTFA) is yet to decide on whether or not any action will be taken on veteran national women’s team striker Kennya “Ya Ya” Cordner, after a report on her behaviour was submitted to the local governing body by team manager Jinelle James.

Crit­i­cisms of T&T women's coach Shawn Coop­er on his team se­lec­tion and his coach­ing style dur­ing the CON­CA­CAF Women's Cham­pi­onship qual­i­fi­er for the FI­FA Women's World Cup next year in France did not sur­prise oth­er staff mem­bers, be­cause of whom it came from.

The U.S. Women’s National Team concluded Group A play at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship with a third consecutive dominating 7-0 victory against Trinidad & Tobago at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park on a rainy Wednesday night.

Trinidad and Tobago’s France 2019 World Cup qualifying hopes ended on Sunday as Mexico kept its hopes alive of reaching the semifinals of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship by recording a 4-1 Group A victory at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.

T&T’s women foot­ballers face an up­hill task to come away with max­i­mum points when they take on Mex­i­co in game two of the CON­CA­CAF Women’s Cham­pi­onships on Sun­day from 5.30 pm.

Thurs­day's 3-0 vic­to­ry by Pana­ma over T&T's women foot­ballers at the CON­CA­CAF Women's Cham­pi­onships did not come as a sur­prise to many which in­clud­ed for­mer na­tion­al play­er and coach An­gus Eve, con­sid­er­ing the tur­moil the sport has been in, and the is­sues the women faced.

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This Day in History

Saturday, 23 October 1999

Anton Corneal is inducted into Erskine College's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Anton Corneal, from Maracas Valley, Trinidad, was the youngest member of the Trinidad National Team, coached by his father, and he had already honed his skills in World Cup preliminary competition before entering college.

Though opponents would double- and triple-team Corneal, he became the catalyst of the Erskine attack, a role he would hold for four years. As a freshman his ball control also helped an Erskine defense that scored a team record 10 shutouts that season. The Fleet tied South Carolina, 0-0, lost 1-0 to Duke and 2-0 to Clemson, and outscored its first six opponents, 16-1. Although the Fleet lost in the Area finals, Erskine completed the season 11-5-3, won the NAIA District 6 Championship, and held opponents to 15 goals in 19 matches.

That opened an impressive career in which Corneal set a team record for assists (47) and scored 38 goals, while leading Erskine to three district championships and into the NAIA National Tournament in 1982 with a 17-5 record, Erskine's finest ever up to that time. The Flying Fleet defeated South Carolina in overtime in 1983 and captured the first two Erskine Invitational Tournaments in 1982 and 1983 against nationally-ranked NAIA competition. Erskine's record during Corneal's four years was 42-22-5, with 15 of the 22 losses coming against NCAA competition. Corneal was all-district four times and three times won All-South and NAIA All-American honors.

His success helped attract world-class Trinidad soccer players to Erskine, including his future teammates Graeme Rodriquez and Veron Skinner, both also All-Americans. Later, Trinidad players such as Brian Haynes, Garth Pollonais, Peter Lewis, and Crispin St. Louis would help maintain Erskine's winning soccer tradition. The tradition of fine Trinidadian players at Erskine continues until the present time.

Corneal's demeanor, as an athlete and as a student, made him popular on the field and on the campus. His magician-like skills made him a crowd-pleaser without showboating. Pleasant and smiling, he exuded happiness in his game and held his temper despite drawing numerous fouls.

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Eight years ago, the Tobago Beach Soccer Championship was first hosted and at the time, was the first formal introduction of the fastest growing version of football to T&T.

T&Ts women’s futsal team were defeated 16-1 by Spain in their final Group C match of the 2018 Youth Olympics Games in Buenos Aires, yesterday.