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Football / Re: TTPROLEAGUE.COM Website
« on: May 23, 2016, 06:49:27 PM »
Can someone tell me where St Ann Rangers practice, and will they be there during the month of June. I will like to go observe their training, as I think that is the closest ProLeague team to where I'll be located.

I think they will be in close season until at least mid July. They usually train at Presidents ground, St Anns.

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Football / Re: 2016 CFU Club Championship
« on: May 01, 2016, 07:52:12 PM »
Mitchell makes it 3-0  Full Time

Champions again!!

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Football / Re: 2016 CFU Club Championship
« on: May 01, 2016, 07:41:48 PM »
Marcano makes it 2-0 to Central

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Football / Re: 2016 CFU Club Championship
« on: May 01, 2016, 07:39:25 PM »
2nd red card for Connection. This time its Jones.

Spookily similar to last years final!

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Football / Re: 2016 CFU Club Championship
« on: May 01, 2016, 06:46:02 PM »
penalty to Connection

Alvin Jones takes the kick
saved by Sample!!!

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Football / Re: 2016 CFU Club Championship
« on: May 01, 2016, 06:42:13 PM »
Winchester (Connection) judged to have elbowed Goodridge. Ref gives straight red card.
Still 1-0 Central

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Football / Re: 2016 CFU Club Championship
« on: May 01, 2016, 06:22:05 PM »
Marcus Joseph put Central in front from a corner after 7 mins (times may not be accurate as updates coming via text message!)

Game being played in a virtual monsoon. Good job it's a turf field!

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Football / Re: 2016 CFU Club Championship
« on: April 29, 2016, 09:09:46 PM »
Congrats to both teams :applause: (waiting to see highlights)

I believe this is the second year in a row we have two TnT clubs in the CFU final. However I hope to see at least one of our clubs progress to the quarterfinal stage of the Champions League. We need to close the success gap between our clubs and Central American clubs in the Champions League.

Any of TnT clubs good enough to beat the top Honduran or Costa Rican clubs? time will tell
.

This years Champions League format will have groups of 4 so its much more possible for our clubs to progress.

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Football / Re: 2016 CFU Club Championship
« on: April 29, 2016, 09:08:10 PM »
0-0 at full time. 7,000 noisy supporters, heavy rain throughout game. Clarke injured around 75 mins and replaced in goal by U23 keeper, Javon Sample. Now team is entirely T&T.  Marcano nearly scored with one v one in last minute.

Extra time, Garcia replaced by de Silva.

99 mins de Silva scores from free kick.

104 mins Don Bosco score from penalty.

Ettienne header just misses. Game ends 1-1

Penalties

DB   Score  1-0
Marcano score 1-1
DB Sample saves 1-1
Ricardo John Score 1-2
DB Score 2-2
Ettienne  Score 2-3
DB Sample saves 2-3
Leston Paul scores 2-4

Second year running Central beat Don Bosco in semi final on pens 
Second year running Central meet Connection in final
Second year running a T&T team will be Champions
Second year running T&T have two teams in Champions League
Second year running Central can win the trophy?

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Football / Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« on: April 12, 2016, 07:33:41 AM »
"Eve, a former national coach and midfielder, told the Guardian he is also desirous of competing in the top-flight T&T Professional League."

Should be interesting watching them play Rangers!!

FS, someone on Facebook wrote that some of the info in that guardian article is incorrect. He will coach ranger first half and Carenage 2nd half.


Thanks. Makes a little more sense.

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Football / Re: 2016/17 National Super League Thread
« on: April 11, 2016, 10:35:36 AM »
"Eve, a former national coach and midfielder, told the Guardian he is also desirous of competing in the top-flight T&T Professional League."

Should be interesting watching them play Rangers!!

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What is kickoff time on the 29th?

7.30 pm (not sure if that's 8.30 in T&T?)

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Football / Re: Sean de Silva Thread
« on: April 11, 2016, 10:29:05 AM »
Tune in tonight at 8pm to WiSports to hear Sean de Silva and Jan-Michael Williams discuss pro league and international football and details of the Central FC fundraiser boat ride with Andre Errol Baptiste.

http://wisports.tv/index.php/livestreamhh

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Lets not forget that if Central FC qualifies for the CONCACAF Cup they will get an addition US $44,000 from CONCACAF like they did last year when the money mistakenly went into Sancho's private account.

So there is no way, Central FC will pass up that opportunity.





Just to clarify...it was US$40,000 which was to cover flights and hotels in Los Angeles. Do the math. If you can carry 25 people to LA and house them for 3 or 4 nights on US$40,000, you could seriously tender for the role of travel agent at SPORTT. 

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Football / Re: 2015/16 T&T Pro League Fixtures Thread.
« on: February 25, 2016, 08:42:53 AM »
FS, welcome back from the posting hiatus.

You mentioned taking $120 at the gate, but you didn't mention what the gate should/likely would have been but for the scheduling change. That is useful missing info.

If marketed correctly, the "El Classico" games between Central & Connection - if backed up by a game featuring Point or Sando- can bring in $5,000 plus. Still not a lot, but it at least covers the cost of hosting the game. I budgeted for taking $4,500 per double header - $2,250 per team. Thats around 150 adults (some of whom would have pro league season tickets)
We started to place advertising boards at our games. We built the boards and offered free placement once banners were supplied. The idea is to create interest and then charge say $300 per game. Ato let us store the boards there as transport costs made it impractical. It was working until somebody stole 5 banners and smashed up 3 boards. However, the person was identified and has reimbursed the club. We now have a car company looking to spend $5,000 to advertise next season, a travel agent, a hotel and several others interested. This would, at least, generate some income.

By the way, AS, I visit the site often, but stay clear of posting unless I can provide some info!   

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Football / Re: 2015/16 T&T Pro League Fixtures Thread.
« on: February 25, 2016, 06:02:51 AM »
Army and Police don't receive any subventions and have to depend on their relative donors to supply funds for football. The Police Sports Club funds their football, but they too have had cuts. They recently released all civilian players who received stipends.
But yes they have advantages. When we shared a double header with Police, they had a police vehicle and police staff as ambulance cover and uniformed police as security. However, those policemen just watched the game while people snuck into the ground for free which they were supposed to prevent. So Central paid their costs, while Police lost us money!
We all know that many people don't value the Pro League, but if it's not supported by the people or the government then we won't have performances like last night from Connection. Trinidad teams are the most successful at CFU and teams want to avoid them in the champions league. Our national team will suffer.

Here's a thing -  Jan-Michael Williams received $33,000 last year from the 83,000 subvention (if you divide the annual subvention between the number of players on the squad) He is the most successful Trinidadian goalkeeper currently playing - in fact, you could call him an elite athlete.

Narine just received $35,000 from Minister of Sport to help his bowling action. He's a multi millionaire!

But elite athletes receive up to $250,000 per year from SPORTT. Some of those people will never win a medal or finish in the top 5 at olympics and some of them will and are already earning huge appearance fees.

I don't begrudge olympians their funding, but I do think that our number one sport should be better supported.

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Football / Re: 2015/16 T&T Pro League Fixtures Thread.
« on: February 24, 2016, 07:27:03 PM »
I heard it have 20 people in attendance for the Morvant Caledonia United v Defence Force game today and half of them is the Defence Force players who didn't make the squad.

Would really like to know what Skeene have in store seeing that government help could be a thing of the past soon.

What is also interesting is, a few days ago they brought out the fixtures for this week, and then a day before the actual games, they changed it and I am assuming they changed it because of W Connection and Central participation in the CFU cup, but what is strange they knew about the CFU months now.

So, these guys really making a mess of the T&T league.



The constant changing of schedule drives me crazy. Why can't they stick to the damn schedule. The league becomes a long drawn out affair with no one being interested.

A break was scheduled for the CFU. However, Central's group was moved to 9th - 13th March due to the Jamaican General Elections.
The schedule has had to be changed yet again because the Minister of Sport has decided that while he will allow free use of stadiums to Pro League teams, he is not prepared to fund the lights at weekends. Therefore many games have to be played at 3.30 or 4pm now.
On Valentines Sunday Central played at 3.30 at Ato and took $120 at the door. It cost us $1,910 to put on the game (ambulance $660, security $440, dj/announcer $500, ball boys $210, gate person $100)
Last Saturday, Rangers hosted us at Larry Gomes at 3.30 and didn't charge at the gate because it simply wasn't worth making the effort.
Clubs have also been told that they have to pay if they want to train at the stadium fields.
It is very frustrating for all clubs. I know it's a struggle for the league to find grounds, but it certainly doesn't help clubs to generate income.

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Football / Morvant Caledonia United —the new Caledonia
« on: September 12, 2015, 06:54:13 AM »
Published:
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Morvant Caledonia United’s first creative and sustainable director Séjoux Lëo Star, centre, chats with players Akim Armstrong, right and Abdullah Phillips during a training session at the Morvant Recreation Ground, Morvant. Photo: Courtesy Morvant Caledonia United.
Expect a united Morvant and Caledonia this 2014/2015 T&T Digicel Pro League season as Caledonia AIA FC has rebranded itself to Morvant Caledonia United.

Formed in 1979 by a group of school boys from Morvant, Laventille and environs Caledonia AIA has emerged as one of the top clubs not only in T&T, but in the Caribbean region as well, being crowned Caribbean Football Union Club Championship winners in 2012 and representing the Caribbean at the Concacaf Champions League, both in 2012 and 2013. Now they have branded to Morvant Caledonia United, with a mission to strategically unify the community.

Speaking about the club’s rebranding, the founder and technical director Jamaal Shabazz explained that it’s five years now they’ve been discussing rebranding since Caledonia is a small part of the bigger entity which is Morvant.

The emergence of gang related activity, divisive politics and the like has rendered our community into sectors and borderlines.”

Over the years Caledonia has contributed towards the successful development of many notable players like: Russell

Latapy, Dennis Lawrence (both of whom are now practicing coaches), Stokely Mason, Shurland David, Densill Theobald, Conrad Smith and Radanfah Abu Bakr just to name a few.

In addition, the club has also been an avenue for Caribbean players to gain opportunities as well. With players like Charles Pollard, Walter Moore (Guyana), Kendal Velox, Wesley John (St. Vincent and The Grenadines), Franklyn Drayton, Franklyn Baptiste (Grenada), Titus Elva and Valencius Joseph ( St Lucia ) all passing through the “Caledonia” ranks.

While they have not won a National league or the T&T Pro a League title, Caledonia has won the  FA Trophy on three  occasions and several cup competitions in the Pro League including the First Citizens Cup, Digicel Pro Bowl and the Lucozade Shield.

However for Shabazz, the trophy that he covets the most is winning the most disciplined team title in 2011/12 Pro League season.

“Discipline and the way we carry ourselves on and off the pitch is so important to us at the club. We strive for order and discipline in an environment where mob rule, chaos and disorder stares us in the face.”

“I have been motivated by the likes of Desperadoes, Massy All Stars, Solo Harmonites and Malick Folk Performers as good organisations coming out of our communities.”

“I hate it when our players get a yellow or red card and I cannot see anything that will make me as a coach get ejected from a game. The example we set to our communities is what keeps us in the game and in the battle for the minds of our young people.” “That’s why that the Most Disciplined Trophy meant so much to us,” he added.

Shabazz has admitted however that it has been an uphill task over the years as often times the club has lost battles but he remains hopeful in the war.

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Football / Re: Cops probe Fenwick.
« on: September 12, 2015, 06:43:33 AM »
Ma Pau out Pro League

...as club distances itself from Fenwick
Rhondor Dowlat
Published:
Thursday, September 10, 2015

To avoid its name and image from being brought into further public disrepute the management of Ma Paul Sports Club has distanced itself from English-born coach Terry Fenwick.

According to a press release yesterday Ma Pau Sports Club states: “From recent reports in the press it would appear Ma Pau has somehow unwittingly become caught up in the imbroglio between Terry Fenwick and other persons unconnected to Ma Pau and the Ministry of Sport.

“Ma Pau wishes to place on record that Terry Fenwick is not now nor has been the coach of Ma Pau SC. Mr Fenwick sought to enter into an arrangement with Ma Pau to manage the football team if it was elected into the Pro League. The team was not and our arrangement with Mr Fenwick ended.”

The release pointed out that after some time Ma Pau Sports Club applied to the Pro League to be rejoined as a member.

It added at the same time Terry Fenwick applied to the Ministry of Sport for a registration grant ($450,000) to be paid in order to facilitate the club in rejoining the league and the grant was paid by the ministry to facilitate the payment of the registration fee.

However, the release added, it was subsequently communicated to Ma Pau by the Pro League that its application was rejected by a vote of three against one with one abstention.

In the circumstances, Ma Pau stated, it immediately issued a $450,000 cheque to the ministry, thus, in this regard Ma Pau stands entirely blameless.

Ma Pau’s release also states the police have shown its former chairman, Kenroy Phillips, an application for $150,000.00 for the development of youth football.

Phillips, it stated, had confirmed to the police that the signature which purported to be his on the application was not his.

Ma Pau added it had never requested such monies from the ministry nor has it received such monies. The situation regarding the $150,000, it stated, was engaging the attention of the police.

This development has to do with Ma Pau FC seeking to re-enter the TT Pro League for the 2015/2016 season. Ma Pau last played in the league in 2011 before it requested to have its application suspended.

Sherry Persad of Ma Pau said: “Ma Pau is recognised as a well known leader in the national community in the area of social corporate responsibility and has consistently invested in communities and individuals but in no way attempted to misinform Gillian MacIntyre, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Sport, or the Pro League by stating that Ma Pau had invested $8.5 million in refurbishing the Morvant recreation ground.”

However, Fenwick seeking to clear the air on grant-funding said, via a press release issued on September 4, 2015, his application was specific to attaining the requisite fee for incorporating the club into the 2015/2016 Pro League Season.

He said he met with the then sports minister Brent Sancho and his adviser Kevin Harrison on July 21 and subsequently met with the permanent secretary on a number of occasions to facilitate compliance for grant funding for Ma Pau FC's incorporation.

He added: "The incorporation was a necessary prerequisite by the owners of Ma Pau and its associated sponsors who have committed to rehabilitate the Morvant Recreational Grounds to be used as home ground for Ma Pau and Caledonia IA, in addition to serving members of the general public.

“The cost of rehabilitation has been estimated at just over TT$8 million and is to be privately funded through sponsorship. The fee for incorporation as documented in communication was identified as $450,000.”

He added that in addition to the project plans and sponsorship commitment, the club's owners submitted documentation from their bankers to establish they were in good standing, as well as formal approval from the CEO of the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation, Kenwyn Pantin, of the corporation's permission to use the grounds under the agreed conditions.

"Having fully satisfied all the criteria for grant funding, Ma Pau FC was then issued a cheque, dated August 8, by the Ministry of Sport. At the same time, a letter of notification, also dated August 8, was sent to the CEO of the Professional Football League, Dexter Skeene, advising of the granting of funds and the ministry's support," Fenwick said.

When contacted yesterday, Skeene said a board meeting was scheduled for today and would only disclose that the relevant people would be contacted subsequent to that meeting.

Skeene said there were ten teams in the T&T Pro League and added that no new teams would be brought in this week.

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Football / Re: Cops probe Fenwick.
« on: September 12, 2015, 06:36:11 AM »
SJLRC denies Fenwick’s claim

TT Guardian  Rhondor Dowlat
Published:
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Less than 24 hours after Ma Pau Sports distanced itself from former England World Cup player Terry Fenwick, the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation (SJLRC) is now saying it has not given any letter of approval to the English-born football coach for the use of the Morvant Recreation Ground.

The T&T Guardian was informed yesterday that Fenwick and the SJLRC held a meeting just over a month ago to discuss the use of ground, but no formal approval has been granted to date because the documents presented to the SJLRC are still lodged with the corporation’s attorneys.

This, however, is contrary to what Fenwick said in a statement issued on September 3, in which he claimed he had permission to use the facility.

“The information was openly and transparently shared with the ministry, including schematics of how the grounds were going to look post rehabilitation. It must be made clear that the process for funding approval requires details of plans, as well as evidence of fund-raising or sponsorship, which we provided.

The rules provide for access to such information at least two months prior to commencement of the project. The rules also clearly indicate that the Ministry of Sport will conduct a site-visit which would have had in this instance, to be hosted by the SJLRC.

“In addition to the project plans and sponsorship commitment, the club’s owners submitted documentation from their banks to establish they were in good standing, as well as formal approval from the CEO of the SJLRC, Kenwyn Pantin of the corporation's permission to use the grounds under the agreed conditions. Our documents support,” Fenwick added in his statement.

But speaking to the T&T Guardian yesterday, councillor for Morvant Franz “Delamo” Lambkin said no formal approval document existed. He said the CEO of the corporation was the administrative head, “so therefore the CEO of the corporation cannot give that authorisation.” The Morvant Recreation Ground falls under Lambkin’s purview.

Lambkin confirmed that about a month ago Fenwick and SJRC officials met at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain, and his proposal was passed to the corporation's attorneys for their perusal and final advice.

“The procedure is that the attorneys will get back to us and the suggestions will be brought before the council and it would be either passed or rejected at a statutory meeting. So, as far as I know on that matter nothing was brought before the council and nothing was passed at any statutory meeting,” Lambkin said.

Asked for details of Fenwick's proposal to the SJLRC, Lambkin said it was for him to use the ground and in return he would invest in upgrading it to bring it up to a certain standard.

“We had referred this to our attorneys because we are not prepared to give that ground entirely to any one entity or organisation because it is a communal ground, meaning it is available to the community. That ground is a hub for several activities in Morvant,” Lambkin said.

He added, “It is very disappointing to hear that someone is indicating that they got authority from the CEO Kenwyn Pantin, but Pantin has no authority to dispose of or lend any possession of a corporation. He is an administrative head and all decisions of that nature must be approved by the council at a statutory meeting.” 

On September 3, the T&T Guardian reported that the Ministry of Sport had reported Fenwick to the Fraud Squad in connection with a cheque for $450,000 that was issued to Ma Pau Sports Club for registration to participate in the T&T Pro League 2015-2016 season. The report revolved around an application to the Ministry of Sport to receive funding to enter Ma Pau FC into the T&T Pro League for the 2015/2016 season.

On Wednesday, Ma Pau Sports Club revealed that having failed in its attempt to become a Pro League team the Ministry’s cheque was returned and it had notified the public that it had distanced itself from Fenwick, saying that “Fenwick is not now nor has been the coach of Ma Pau SC.

Mr Fenwick sought to enter into an arrangement with Ma Pau to manage the football team if it was elected into the Pro League. The team was not and our arrangement with Mr Fenwick ended.”

 

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I heard that Harrison has left T&T.

I am so happy.

Jack wins again.



You will leave T&T before me my son. No matter how many lies and smear attempts an innocent man never runs - or hides behind secret identities. 

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Football / Re: Who should the new PM name Minister of Sport?
« on: September 07, 2015, 10:41:39 PM »
probably the ex national footballer darryl smith from diego martin central (former head of the diego martin regional cooperation).

That's the word on the ground. Should be a good choice.

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Say it's not true FS! I dare you!
Otherwise your continued silence on the topic of the email speaks volumes!
You and Sancho make me want to  :puking:

To be fair he clearly can't say much - anything he types on this forum could be held against him. There's a reason the US has the right to silence - you can easily talk your way into a prosecution whether you're guilty or not!

 :thumbsup:

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Football / Re: Cops probe Fenwick.
« on: September 03, 2015, 11:20:03 AM »
This is pretty transparent... and desperate.  Sancho and Fenwick quietly beefing for months now, and most likely Fenwick was Lasana's source for the latest expose regarding the "personal payments" in connection with the player transfers.  Now Sancho and them trying hard to hit back, I wouldn't be surprised if Harrison was the 'source' inside the Ministry behind this story.  True or not it smacks of desperation.

Excellent points. But the wrong way around. The investigation has been going on for weeks. The desperation is in the smear tactics over the last week. I was not the source. Dozens of people know of the investigation. 

The audacity of some people to still be posting on this site normal normal!  >:(
Makes me sick to my stomach  :puking:

Sorry pal, but in T&T, like most civilized countries, the law states "innocent until proven guilty" You may have made your decision based on what was printed. Fair enough. What makes me sick to my stomach is that people like you will never post an apology when these stories are proved to be false.

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Football / Re: Cops probe Fenwick.
« on: September 03, 2015, 09:10:24 AM »
This is pretty transparent... and desperate.  Sancho and Fenwick quietly beefing for months now, and most likely Fenwick was Lasana's source for the latest expose regarding the "personal payments" in connection with the player transfers.  Now Sancho and them trying hard to hit back, I wouldn't be surprised if Harrison was the 'source' inside the Ministry behind this story.  True or not it smacks of desperation.

Excellent points. But the wrong way around. The investigation has been going on for weeks. The desperation is in the smear tactics over the last week. I was not the source. Dozens of people know of the investigation. 

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Football / Re: TTFA spent $632k
« on: September 02, 2015, 06:23:12 AM »
This is good stuff. Now people can recognise how much it costs to run teams. I think this will assist TTFA to get sponsors as they will see where their money is going.  :thumbsup:

This would be a good motto for Harrison and Sancho to follow, being more transparent.

I think the TTFA should advise Prince Harry that he has a citizen of his country secretly selling players with the ministry of sport. Harrison should be kicked out from T&T, he is a disgrace and contributes nothing, if this was the other way around, a T&T national would have gotten kicked out of the UK a long time ago.

I could imagine, FIFA getting involved, Central FC will be banned.

Sancho is a snake.



 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Football / Re: TTFA spent $632k
« on: September 02, 2015, 04:39:24 AM »
This is good stuff. Now people can recognise how much it costs to run teams. I think this will assist TTFA to get sponsors as they will see where their money is going.  :thumbsup:

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HARRISON: F00CK !!!!!!!!!!!!!


HARRISON: It wasn't me boss


HARRISON: Meh ass on fire

LOL. Good likeness!

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Sadly, as my comments have been misquoted and taken out of context, I have been advised by lawyers not to comment. Instead, I will await the truth to be published. Sadly, it does appear that the concept of innocent until proved guilty does not apply!

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leaked documentation "SHOWED"...  in other words you saw the document, so liburd tell de truth, what you see?? us$40,000.  or us$39,000.    because wired868.com misleading and the real name is
preloaded&wired868.com

For "leaked" read stolen. The document did not show the amount, the date or any signature and had the wrong bank name. Go figure.  But it was US$40,000. Sancho transferred US$39,000 pending details of the charges. Because the transaction had to be declared, he had to transfer US$40,000 less any charges otherwise it could be suggested that he gave financial assistance to the club.

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