Sat, Jul

Trinidad and Tobago's Scottish-based midfielder Russell Latapy has signed a one-year sponsorship deal with TSTT.

Under the terms of the agreement, Latapy, a player/coach with Premier League Scottish side Falkirk, will make appearances and undertake promotions on behalf of TSTT.

In 2004, TSTT agreed to sponsor the national football team, the Warriors, to the tune of $3 million for a two-year period. Additionally, TSTT has attempted to raise $9 million to assist in the team's extensive training programme with the launch of the Go Team text messaging campaign earlier this year.

After resigning from the national squad during this country's 2002 World Cup qualifying campaign, Latapy returned to the fold to revive Trinidad and Tobago's World Cup aspirations on September 3 when T&T eked out a 3-2 win over Guatemala.

Since then, with Latapy in the line-up, the Warriors have registered victories over Panama (1-0) and Mexico (2-1), with their lone setback being a 2-0 defeat in Costa Rica, and have progressed to a home and away play-off with Baharain next month for a place in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.