The transfer of out-of-favour national striker Gary Glasgow from Chinese club Gaungzhou FC to local pro-club National Quarries North East Stars was not completed when the T&T Professional Football League transfer window closed on Thursday.
This was so because Glasgow’s former owners seems reluctant to respond to the request of Stars’ owner Darryl Mahabir.
Contacted yesterday, an upset Mahabir said that Glasgow would not be able to play for his club when the First Citizens’ Bank Cup kicks of today because his transfer documents from China were not processed.
“It’s a very sad situation, because the guy just wants to play football and it looks as though they are keen on denying him a chance to earn a living.
In addition to Glasgow, Stars were also awaiting the international transfer clearance to complete the deals of Walter Moore of Guyana, who now plays in Suriname, and striker Jaffar Munroe of Montserrat.
The trio were the only players among eight whose transfers were not completed when the extended deadline closed on Thursday.
The PFL had originally given September 14 as the transfer deadline, but because the clubs were only awaiting the international transfer clearances a decision was taken to extend the deadline.
Stars will still be able to sign the trio once their papers are forwarded to the T&T Football Federation and then to the PFL.
The other local clubs mainly, CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh, Tobago United and Caledonia, all managed to get deals for internationals players completed.
Jabloteh completed the signing of talked-about Jamaican midfielder Keith Kelly from top Jamaican club, Arnett Gardens, while Tobago had its request for transfers of Nigerian players Aminu Erinle, 22, and Samsideen Olutunji Quadri, 21, from the Football Academy of Lagos confirmed.
Caledonia AIA/Fire acquired striker Oneke Forde of Jamaica’s Sporting Central and Stephan David of Indiana FC in the USA.
List of Foreigners in T&T PFL and Clubs attached to
San Juan Jabloteh: Nicholas Addlery, Keith Kelly (Jamaica), Nigel Codrington, Devaughn Dummett (Guyana).
Caledonia AIA/Fire: Titus Elva (St Lucia), Kayode Mc Kinnon (Guyana), Stephan David (USA), Oneke Forde (Jamaica).
North East Stars: Melvin Andrews, Kendall Velox (St Vincent), Howard Lowe, Charles Pollard, Kelvin McKenzie, Travis Waterton, Walter Moore (Guyana), Jaffar Munroe (Montserrat).
Tobago United: Aminu Erinle, Samsideen Olutunji Quadri (Nigeria)
W Connection: Jason Cudjoe (USA), WIlliam Silva De Olliveira, Gefferson Goulart, Jose Luis Seabra, Ronaldo Viana (Brazil), Alejandro Figueroa (Colombia), Earl Jean, Elijah Joseph (St Lucia), Randolph Jerome (Guyana), Christopher Harvey (Jamaica), Iyiaka Stanley (Nigeria)