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FORMER national footballer Aurtis Whitley, 43, suffered a minor stroke, on Friday.

FORMER teammates of national footballer Chris Birchall have defended him, saying his controversial tweet concerning race was misinterpreted.

Though sympathetic towards the plight of the country's national coaches and administrative staff for unpaid wages for the last three months, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Shamfa Cudjoe has directed the staff and coaches to thrash out their salary issue with the T&T Football Association or the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee.

THERE will be no compromise between William Wallace and his sidelined executives of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) and the FIFA-imposed normalisation committee.

“[…] Is this the same [Brent] Sancho person as the former national footballer, who took Jack Warner’s all-powerful TTFA to court some years ago and subsequently levied on the umbrella body’s offices? And who, as leader of the levying group, took the trouble to ensure that he also took away with him the uniforms of the national team that was in training?

“The real problem with the TTFA isn’t generally about the president of the TTFA. The problem is and has been the individuals representing the member associations.

Gavin Hoyte only ever made one Premier League appearance for Arsenal, but he still thinks of that solitary game as one of the highlights of his career.

FORMER national footballer Chris Birchall has apologised for his tweet concerning race, saying it was misinterpreted.

This report was initially written by Lasana Liburd for the Trinidad Express newspaper and published there on 25 November 2004:

Should pro athletes speak out about social issues?

Even over the phone, Stephen Hart’s good mood after returning to training is infectious.

Since the killing of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis, the never-ending injustice facing black people in America has come back to the forefront with protests across the country and social media posts with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Rather than just putting out a cookie-cutter statement in support of the black community, the Beautiful Game Network wanted to give this platform to black players across the USL Championship to explain the struggle they go through on a daily basis, their feelings during these intense times, the things they would like to see changed in the future, and more.

(These quotes were primarily gathered by Hugh Roberts, Charlotte Independence defender, Backyard Footy host, and the man behind these powerful words)

It could be a shortened season, coupled with severe cuts in funding for schools when the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) kicks off in September.

The executive and members of the Northern Football Association are also mourning the passing of Rolf Bartolo, who died on Sunday morning.

FOOTBALL coach at St Anthony’s College Ronald Daniel shared fond memories of Micah Payne, who died in Cascade, on Thursday.

Derek King won his first Pro League title as head coach at just 29 years of age, which made him the youngest success story in Trinidad and Tobago’s domestic football history.

Former national football team coach Bertille St Clair and members of the Bertille St. Clair Sporting Academy aided the Covid-19 relief effort with a distribution of food hampers in Tobago last week.

SHYMDEO GOSINE is standing firm as president of the Central Football Association (CFA), even though seven out of nine member clubs have called for his removal by noon on Monday.

TIME brings perspective. Reflection brings clarity.

All official training sessions may be off but that isn’t stopping National Women’s Team forward Afiyah Cornwall from pushing on in her efforts to becoming the best she can be.

Feeling discriminated against, Trey Hart, a former national youth football coach has rejected an offer to be re-assigned to the Under-15 Girls National team and has resinged his position accoring the TTFA.

RICHARD HOOD, coach of the T&T Under-20 women’s football team, expressed his disappointment after the squad were beaten 4-0 on Wednesday by Mexico in the CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championships, in the Dominican Republic.

Trinidad and Tobago National Under 20 Women's team suffered a 4-0 lost to Mexico at the Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez Stadium in Santo Domingo this afternoon and as a result, they were sent crashing out of the 2020 CONCACAF Championship with no hopes of qualifying for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup hosted in Costa Rica and Panama.

Arnelle Douglas was struggling when she got the opportunity to play soccer for Trinidad and Tobago. The fears that often weigh heavy on the shoulders of a student athlete weighed on her, she found herself wondering if she was good enough.

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Saturday, 06 June 2009

Dwight Yorke becomes the first footballer to play in a World Cup Qualifer in a stadium named after him. Unfortunately, the game result in a 3-2 loss to Costa Rica.

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Uruguay retained the championship in Tangshan but lost to Bahamas on the final match day, as hosts China miss out on second place with loss to Denmark in the Goalfun CFA Beach Soccer Championship in Tangshan.

Men’s National Futsal Team head coach Constantine Konstin has called a pool of players to attend the next three training sessions as he continues preparations ahead of the CONCACAF Futsal Championship in Guatemala City in May.