The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation has written to the management of the Hasely Crawford Stadium informing them of a break in to the Locker Room used by the National Under 23 Men’s team during a training session on Sunday morning.
Following a session which commenced shortly around 8am and ended at 11:45am, it was discovered that cash amounting to $1,090 and two blackberry phones were missing.
Team manager Norris Ferguson stated that the dressing room is under the protection of stadium security. All national teams utilize the dressing rooms at the Stadium for its training sessions and the respective rooms are always under supervision of security personnel at the venue.
“It should be noted that these items were left in the dressing room provided by the Stadium Management, and were under the direct supervision of the security personnel,” Ferguson stated.
“I wish to further state that we were very unhappy that such an incident could take place when the dressing room area was supposed to be on lock down.”
Ferguson added that while the discovery raised an alarm among the Team staff and players, there was no particular unruly behavior between team members and the Stadium personnel. He remains hopeful that the Stadium management will look towards a resolution which would involve compensation for the lost items.
The team has been training on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at the Hasely Crawford Stadium for several weeks.
T&T are currently preparing for 2012 Olympic qualifiers. They travel to Dominica to contest the Caribbean Football Union group phase of the Olympic qualifiers from July 20-24.
T&T will come up against Dominica and the Netherlands Antilles. Cuba will host Guyana and Aruba in Group C to begin the first round of Caribbean Olympic qualifying for men June 23-27.