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23 Jun 2012
- Written by Ian Prescott (T&T Express)
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Caledonia Athletes In Action (AIA) won their battle to become Caribbean Football Union (CFU) champions on Thursday night, beating W Connection on penalties at Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
But they feel they can only participate in the region's top club competition, the 2012-2013 CONCACAF Champions League, if they win an impending war with main sponsors, National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB), which they have accused of reneging on a signed three-year contract.
"Under the last Government we had a three-year contract with the NLCB. But since the new board have been installed, they have reneged on several aspects of the contract," AIA head coach Jamaal Shabazz declared after Thursday's victory.
"One of the critical issues surrounding our participation in the CONCACAF Champions League is the role the NLCB plays. I intend to approach the chairman, Mitra Mahabir, to address this issue. Apparently some members of the Board feel that the figure in the contract is too much for a small club coming from Morvant-Laventille."