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Maple FC, Cultural Roots eye NFA FA final
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2016, 09:49:57 AM »
Maple FC, Cultural Roots eye NFA FA final
By Keith Clement (T&T Guardian)


Title-holder Maple FC and Cultural Roots will be favourites to reach this season Northern Football Association FA Trophy final when semifinal matches take place at the Queen’s Park Savannah, this afternoon from 3.30pm.

At TSTT Ground, Maple FC dubbed “The Government” side will come up against Malta Carib Alcons while a few yards away, Cultural Roots and RSSR↔will face off at New Ground.

On Wednesday last in quarterfinal action, Maple FC which has already captured the NFA↔Premier Division League crown blanked Miscellaneous Laventille United 2-0 with goals from Akim Ash and Konsa Murei at the Brian Lara Recreation Ground, Sam Boucaud, Lower Santa Cruz and up at Dibe Recreation Ground, Long Circular, Alcons eked out a 1-0 win over Queen’s Park Cricket Club thanks to a strike from Isiah Irish.

A day later, Christon Freitas and Jameel Herbert were on target for Cultural Roots, First Division winners, to cancel out Jamiel Williams’ item for Football Factory at Long Circular while Corey Isaac, Terez Popwell and Jovon Vincent all found the back of the net for RSSR in their 3-1 defeat of New Millenium at Carenage Recreation Ground, Haig Street, Carenage. Kushia King scored for New Millenium.

The winners of today’s semifinal will meet in the final, under lights at the QP Savannah on Friday November 25. The champions will collect $12,000 and the runner-up $8,000 while the losing semifinalists will each earn $2,500.
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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2016, 12:53:12 PM »
NFA final under lights Friday.
T&T Express Reports.


History will be created on Friday when, for the first time ever, a football match will be played under lights on the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain.

The match will be the Northern Football Association’s knockout final, between RSSR and Alcons and it will be played on the pitch opposite Jerningham Avenue, near to the vendors’ stalls on the Savannah.

RSSR is a Beetham-based team which was founded by activist Ruthven Charles and named after football legends Russell Tesheira,Selris Figaro, Sammy Llewelyn and Reynold George.

Alcons, founded by former national player and coach Alvin Corneal, is based in east Trinidad but competed in the NFA this season.

On the road to the finals, Alcons defeated Premier Division league winners Maple, while RSSR overcame the First Division league champions Cultural Roots, thus ensuring that no team would complete the “double” in the nfa this season.

The teams will be doing battle for $25,000 in prize money. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7.30 p.m. and the NFA has promised, through its sponsors, to have giveaways for the crowd, an MVP award and music to help create a typical “Trini” atmosphere.

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith, along with executive members of the TTFA have been invited to witness the match.

Public interest is high among the northern football fraternity and NFA president Tony Harford is optimistic the event will spark greater use of the Queen’s Park Savannah for sport after hours. Harford has also praised his NFA team for succesfully hosting 87 matches so far this season, on time and on schedule.

The NFA will complete it’s 2016 schedule with the Savannah Cup competition, starting on Tuesday of next week.

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RSSR takes NFA Knock Out...finally
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2016, 06:13:57 AM »
RSSR takes NFA Knock Out...finally
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


After two attempts, Beetham club RSSR led by Ruthvin Charles has finally won the Northern Football Association (NFA) Knock Out Title.

On Friday, under lights at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, the club named in honour of former national stand-outs Russell Tesheira, Selris Figaro, Sammy Llewelyn and Reynold George, edged Malta Carib Alcons 1-0 courtesy a strike by Hakeem Gulston in the 69th minute.

In a match that could have gone in any direction, the youthful Alcons outfit enjoyed the majority of possession, passing and moving the ball around, as well as creating lots of chances. But for the many opportunities they created, they could not find a way past the athletic Akeem James in the RSSR goal.

RSSR, which opted to play a more physical and gutsy game, got the winner in the second period of play when Gulston found room on top the area and unleashed a blistering low drive that beat the outstretched arms of the Alcons' custodian Marlon Carrington much to the delight of the hundreds of fans and supporters that made their way to the historic final.

Afterwards James, the talented RSSR goalkeeper was adjudged the Man of the Match for his heroics between the uprights which ensured he kept a clean sheet, while his team took home the winner's cheque of $25, 000, the winners' trophy and medals.

The final, which created history for being the first Knockout final to be played under lights at the savannah, had attracted an estimated 1,500 fans that included former national stand outs Clayton Morris, Reynold George, Selris Figaro, Jerry Brown and Angus Eve.

New NFA president Anthony Harford dsescribed the match as a remarkable success for a first-time event, saying people welcomed the initiative.

According to Harford it now gives him and his association the encouragement to have more matches at the Savannah at nights.
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Sherwood's double keeps Pele Pele perfect in SFA 'Big Six'
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2016, 06:38:07 AM »
Sherwood's double keeps Pele Pele perfect in SFA 'Big Six'
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Former national youth player Linsee Sherwood scored a pair of goals as Pele Pele crushed Serial Strikers 4-0 for its second straight win in the Southern Football Association Petrotrin Super League "Big Six" competition on Saturday.

Coming off a 3-1 win over Santa Flora United on Thursday, Pele Pele also got goals from Ackeem Andrew and Ronaldo La Borde to improve to maximum six points, two more than Pitchmen FC.

This after Pitchment FC, 3-2 winners over Erin FC on Thursday, was held to a 2-2 draw by Santa Flora.

Richard Joseph and Tequan Rodrigue were the players on target for Pitchment, while Chris Moore and Isaiah Taylor replied for Santa Flora.

In Saturday’s other match, Akel Sanhez netted twice in a 3-1 win over San Fernando Giants.

Al Sinclair got the other goal for Erin FC to cancel out Sean Leoungtat item for Giants.

On Thursday, Pitchment FC got a double from Dennis Burgess and one from Seon Shipley to hold off Erin FC 3-2. Dannel Henry and Akel Sanchez were the players on target for Erin FC.

Over at Santa Flora, visitors Pele Pele used items from Andrews, Kareem John and Akil Wilson to defeat Santa Flora United 3-1. Kyle Sylvester got the lone reply for the host.

And in the other match played at Latchoos Road, Serial Strikers and San Fernando Giants battled to a 2-2 draw.

Devon John and an own goal from Oseil Sylvester accounted for Strikers' tally, while Jeremy Primus and Jamal Du Barry were on target for Giants.

The third round of matches will take place on Tuesday from 7 pm while the other rounds of matches are carded for Thursday, December 1 and Saturday, December 3, at the end of which a champion will be crowned and with it the SFA's representative in the T&T Football Association "Champion of Champions" to determine the qualifiers for the National Super League.

Saturday's Results
Pele Pele 4 (Linsee Sherwood 2, Ackeem Andrew, Ronaldo La Borde) vs Serial Strikers 0
Pitchment FC 2 (Richard Joseph, Tequan Rodriguez) vs Santa Flora 2 (Chris Moore, Isaiah Taylor)
Erin FC 2 (Akel Sanchez, Al Sinclair) vs San Fernando Giants 1 (Sean Leoungtat)

Thursday
Serial Strikers 2 (Oseil Sylvester o.g, Devon John) vs San Fernando Giants 2 (Jeremy Primus, Jamal Du Barry)
Pitchment FC 3 (Dennis Burgess 2, Seon Shipley) vs Erin FC 2 (Dannel Henry, Akel Sanchez)
Pele Pele 3 (Akeem Andrews, Kareem John, Akil Wilson) vs Santa Flora Utd 1 (Kyle Sylvester)
 
Latest SFA Big Six standings Teams P W D L F A Pts
1. Pele Pele 2 2 0 0 7 1 6
2. Pitchment FC 2 1 1 0 5 4 4
3. Erin FC 2 1 0 1 5 4 3
4. San F’do Giants 2 0 1 1 3 5 1
5. Santa Flora 2 0 1 1 3 5 1
6. Serial Strikers 2 0 1 1 2 6 1


Today's Matches
San Fernando Giants vs Pele Pele, Latchoos Road, 7 pm
Pitchment FC vs Serial Strikers, La Brea, 7 pm
Erin FC vs Santa Flora United, Erin 7 pm
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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2016, 09:19:54 AM »
Never heard of PelePele before until now.

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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2016, 06:42:20 AM »
St Francois, Belmont FC, QPCC win in Fruta Cup.
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The trio of St Francois Nationals, Belmont FC and Queen’s Park Cricket Club all won when the Northern Football Association (NFA) $22,000 Fruta Cup continued with three matches on Thursday night.

At President’s Ground, St Ann’s, visiting club, Queen’s ParK CC got the better of St Ann’s Rangers 2-1 while St Francois Nationals won by a similar margin over Harvard Sports Club, and Belmont FC topped beaten finalist Malta Carib Alcons, 1-0 at Dibe Recreation Ground, Long Circular, St James.

Today, two matches are carded for the Queen’s Park Savannah from 3.30pm with Morvant Elements up against Maple FC at New Ground, and New Millennium versus Cosmos at TSTT Ground.

When the tournament began on Tuesday at Long Circular, Premier Division champions, Maple FC edged First Division winners, Cultural Roots United 2-1, in the 70-minutes match while Football Factory pipped New Millenium 1-0.

For the duration of the competition, an out-right win teams gain three points while a penalty-kicks win is two points to the victor, and one for the loser.

Matches continue tomorrow also from 3.30pm while matches are carded for Tuesday and Thursday with the finals carded for Saturday December 17 under lights at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

At the end of the five round-robin groups, the group winner will advance to the quarterfinals, along with the three best second placed teams.

Last Friday, the NFA created history by hosting it’s knockout final under lights at the QP Savannah, which was won by RSSR, 1-0 over Malta Carib Alcons.

Today’s Match-ups

Morvant Elements vs Maple FC, New Ground, QP Savannah, 3.30pm

New Millennium vs Cosmos, TSTT Ground, QP Savannah, 3.30pm

Tomorrow

CMFA vs Malta Carib Alcons, QRC Ground, St Clair, 3.30pm

St Francois Nationals vs RSSR, TSTT Ground, QP Savannah, 3.30pm

QPCC vs Miscellaneous Laventille United, New Ground, QP Savannah, 3.30pm

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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2016, 01:53:58 AM »
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YOUNG FOOTBALLER DIES AFTER COLLAPSING IN FOOTBALL MATCH

Andrew Andrews said to be 22 years of age collapsed and was rushed to the Scarborough General Hospital (SGH) where he was operated on but died failing to regain consciousness.

Andrews was at the time playing for his longstanding club Earlbrokes against Bethel United in a Championship Division league match at the RiverBank Oval, Mt St George.

According to reports, the central defender collapsed chasing a ball in his area 25 minutes into the game.

Referees and other EMT officials tried to resuscitate him using CPR but Andrews failed to regain consciousness. He was rushed to the SGH on the back of a Navara.

The Pembroke based team who are currently second from bottom on the seven-team league table are scheduled to play against Goodwood United in the finals of the Divisional Knockout tournament later in this week.

A teammate, who is a Fireman by trade has called for the TFA to have Emergency Officials at games.
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QPCC, Alcons reach Fruta Cup final
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2016, 02:04:30 PM »
QPCC, Alcons reach Fruta Cup final
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Queen’s Park Cricket Club and Malta Carib Alcons will square off in the tomorrow’s Northern Football Association Fruta Cup final at the Queen’s Park Savannah from 3.30pm.

This after both clubs won their semifinals matches at Dibe Recreation Ground, Belle Vue, Long Circular on Wednesday on penalty-kicks, after the 70-minutes contests ended goalless.

In the night’s first semifinal, the Parkites emerged 5-4 winners on penalties over Belmont FC while Alcons, runners-up to RSRR in the NFA FA final, got the better of St Francois Nationals, 4-3 from spot-kicks.
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Henry, Sanchez lead Erin FC to SFA Executive Cup title honours
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2016, 02:04:56 PM »
Henry, Sanchez lead Erin FC to SFA Executive Cup title honours
By Nigel Simon (T&T Guardian)


Simon Dannel Henry and Akel Sanchez scored a goal each to lead Erin FC to a 2-1 defeat of San Fernando Giants in the Southern Football Association (SFA) Executive Cup final at the Mahaica Oval, Pt Fortin on Wednesday night.

Henry, the eventual “Most Valuable Player” of the match opened the scoring in the 26th minute and four minutes later Sanchez doubled the advantage before Sean Leoungtat pulled a goal back for Giants in the 62nd.

With the win, Erin FC captured $5,000 while Giants took home $3,000.

In the semifinals, both Erin FC and Giants registered contrasting semifinal wins to book places in the decider.

Last Thursday playing at home on a heavy surface, Erin FC made full use of the unpleasant conditions for “Big Six” champions Pitchment FC and came away with a resounding 6-1 triumph. The duo of Akil Sanchez and Henry scored two goals each for Erin FC while Keion Alexander and Sebastien Bailey chipped in with one each to cancel out Akinola Gregoire’s lone reply.

A day later at Penal, Giants battled to a 5-4 penalty-kicks victory over Santa Flora United after both teams played to a 2-2 draw at the end of regulation-time with Jamal Dubarry scoring twice for the eventual winners, and Isaiah Taylor, a double for Santa Flora.

Last night at David Williams Recreation Ground, Penal, the SFA season was expected to come to and end, Pitchment FC, which won the SFA Petrotrin Super League $15,000 “Big Six” title to book a spot in the T&T Football Association “Champion of Champions” to determine the three qualifiers for the 2017 National Super League by winning the “Big Six” faced Diamond United in the League Cup.

This after Pitchment won their home-and-away semifinal, 6-4 over Siparia Police Youth Club. On Saturday in the first-leg at La Brea, Dennis Burgess scored twice for Pitchment in a 4-2 win while Monday’s return encounter at Siparia ended 2-2.
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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2016, 06:14:34 AM »
Laventille United FC honoured for 2016 success.
By Shaun Fuentes (Guardian).


The Laventille United Football club members were honoured at an Awards Ceremony held at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday afternoon for its achievements in its inaugural year involved in National club football.

The club, founded by Cedric Hazelwood, presented a senior men’s team now called Miscellaneous Laventille United and participated in the Northern Football Association (NFA) First Division in 2016 following a partnership with the Miscellaneous Group in September.

This followed after the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sham Mohammed took a special interest in the talent coming out of Laventille during a Football 7s tournament sponsored by the Miscellaneous Group and staged at the St Paul Street Recreational Ground in conjunction with the Inter-Agency Task Force Hearts and Minds Programme earlier this year, before the team joined the NFA.

Hazelwood said that being able to see players and supporters from communities that were at some point warring with each other, turning up at matches supporting one cause and one team was the biggest achievement for him.

“I am proud to stand here to say to say that we have reached this stage in Laventille where over the last few years we know that every day was a murder on the street, around our homes. The governments ministries tried a lot of programmes in Laventille to curb crime and it never really worked. I think it had more crime. Since we started on August 1st, with the support of Miscellaneous Group and its CEO Sham Mohammed, we have seen a lot of improvements and achievements in Laventille.

“This is something great where, as mentioned by Mr Fuentes earlier on, we could have players from different parts of Laventille coming together to play football which is something that can bring the whole world together. this was the right vehicle to use to break down the barriers in Laventille. We had players brining supporters from their communities who were at once warring against each other. They all came together to support one team and for me and all of us here, this is a major success because of this programme,” Hazelwood added.

“We are committed to the work ahead because it helps us send a positive message throughout Laventille and the rest of the country,” he added.

The members of the squad come from various areas within Laventille, from Beverly Hills,St Paul Street, John John, Snake Valley, Mentor Alley, Block 22, Higher and Lower Picton , Soogrim Trace to Despers Centre and other areas.

The club honoured its outstanding performers with Dalone Murrell receiving the Most Dedicated Player award, Kareem Charles, the 26-year-old from Morvant taking the topscorer award, Richard Hannaway, a 23-year-old striker from Mentour Alley taking the Most Promising Player award and Brad Clifton receiving the “Most Valuable Player” award. All players and staff were also honoured with commemorative medals.

Mohammed has pledged continued assistance as the club’s main financier and there are already plans to expand the team’s backroom staff and technical video analysis sessions being added to the team’s programme for the 2017 season in the NFA Premier Division

The Laventille team finished second in the NFA First Division and earning promotion to the Premier Division for next year. The team also reached the quarterfinals of the NFA’s FA Cup tournament, also reaching the quarterfinals of the NFS Fruta Cup at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

The club has also set up youth development programmes with teams in the Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 age groups.

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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2017, 07:51:26 AM »
CFA wants TTFA constitution amended.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


The Central Football Association (CFA), being led by Shymdeo Gosine is rejecting Samuel Saunders as the zone’s representative on the Board of Directors of the T&T Football Association.

The CFA in a strongly worded letter to the TTFA on January 3, made it clear that Saunders has breached the association’s constitution (TTFA) by not attending four consecutive meetings. Yesterday, the CFA’s General Secretary Clynt Taylor said his association intends to propose major amendments to the constitution of the TTFA which will allow Regional Associations the right to select its own representative to the football association’s board.

Their proposal will also enable the six regional associations-Northern Football Association (NFA), Southern Football Association (SFA), Central Football Association (CFA), Eastern Football Association (EFA), Tobago Football Association (TFA) and the Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU) to have their representative immediately accepted as a TTFA member, in the event of a change.

In the constitution, if there is a change in the representative by the regional association, that person will be considered an observer until an AGM is held to approve their membership. Their proposal will again be raised at the next TTFA Congress next year.

Taylor, who was a candidate for the hotly contested race for presidency of the TTFA in 2015, told the Sunday Guardian that Saunders has not represented his association in anyway. “He has done absolutely nothing for the CFA. He does not attend meetings although we have been invited on many occasions and he has not responded to their messages to chart a way forward for the CFA” Taylor explained yesterday.

According to Taylor, Saunders who is an Attorney by profession, only met with the CFA when his executives made it public they wanted to remove him. The CFA has already chosen James Toussaint as the replacement for Saunders but Taylor said this is being blocked by the TTFA.

In its letter to the TTFA, Taylor pointed to the TTFA Congress on November 26, 2016 at Naparima Boys College, San Fernando, in which it was re-iterated that TTFA Board members who were absent for three or more consecutive meetings were automatically removed as Board members as stated by the constitution of the TTFA. This call was also reinforced by ex referee Osmond Downer.

Saunders who has failed to attend meetings on May 18, June 15, July 20 and August 17, 2016 automatically disqualifies himself from board membership, a call that was also made by the CFA at that congress.

Contacted, Joanne Salazar, the TTFA’s 3rd vice president said the CFA has been incorrect in their assumption that Saunders missed four meetings consecutively. She noted the meeting that was scheduled for June 15 was not held.

“No member to date, has missed four meetings” Salazar said and directed the CFA to its own constitution, which she said should be equipped with the necessary steps to discipline or take actions against its members.

The Guardian also learnt that the NFA, under new president Anthony Harford, has been experiencing similar problems with its representative.

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CFA wants Saunders out
By Ian Prescott (Express).


THE Central Football Association (CFA) has written to the governing Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, seeking to have its current representative Samuel Saunders removed from the TTFA’s board of directors.

The TTFA board of directors comprises: David John-Williams (president), Joanne Salazar, Ewing Davis and Allan Warner (vice-presidents), Samuel Saunders (Central FA), Sherwyn Dyer (Eastern Counties Football Union), Karanjabari Williams (Northern FA), Richard Quan Chan (Southern FA), Anthony Moore (Tobago FA), Joseph Taylor (Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association), Sharon O’Brien (Women’s League Football), Wayne Cunningham (Eastern FA) and Dexter Skeene (CEO of the TT Pro League).

Businessman Shymdeo Gosine was elected unopposed as president of the CFA for the next four years in November 2016, replacing Bryan Layne, who led Central football for over 20 years. Saunders has been portrayed as an absentee representative and through its general secretary and former presidential candidate and Referees Association president Clynth Taylor, the CFA is seeking his removal.

A December 2016 board meeting of the CFA voted to provisionally remove Saunders as the CFA’s rep on the Board of the TTFA. Previously, the TTFA Board at a meeting in Naparima last year, voted to suspend CFA representation on the Board due to Saunders’ absence.

In a release, the CFA said: “Please be advised that the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) was advised in a letter dated September 8, 2016, that Mr Samuel Saunders, board member, no longer represents the Central Football Association (CFA) as a representative to the Board of the TTFA.“

The CFA further said: “The CFA board of management met on December 29, 2016 and nominated a new member as the CFA representative to the board of management of the TTFA, subject to final confirmation by its members; and until such time, the CFA continues to advise that Mr Samuel Saunders, who has begun contacting the CFA for the first time in over a year, does not and no longer represents the CFA in any capacity.”

Central Football is arguing that Saunders should be automatically disqualified under a TTFA statute which suspends a representative who misses four consecutive Board meetings. However, in reply to the CFA, TTFA president John-Williams said that while it is the CFA’s decision to name their own representative, Saunders in fact only missed three consecutive meetings.

“I am aware that you requested and received from Mr Azad Khan the attendance summary of board members to the TTFA board meetings. I take the opportunity to advise that Mr Saunders did not miss four consecutive board meetings as you are claiming,” John-Williams replied.

“The TTFA’s board meeting of June 15, 2016 did take place because of the lack of a quorum and as such, cannot be constituted as and considered as a board meeting,” John-Williams said.

Likewise, former referee Osmond Downer has shed light on the issue. Downer thinks that in light of the June 15 TTFA board meeting being aborted, Saunders remains the CFA representative on a technicality.

“If the CFA can provide proof that Mr Saunders’ removal and replacement is done in accordance with the Constitutions of the CFA and the TTFA, the CFA will be able to have representation on the TTFA board until such representation is approved at the next AGM of the TTFA (Constitution Article 34 Section 9, paragraph 2),” Downer said.

Downer added: “The main reason for the decision of the AGM at Naparima College concerning Mr Saunders was the information that Mr Saunders had missed four consecutive meetings of the TTFA Board and so, according to the TTFA Constitution (Article 34, section 8.), Mr Saunders’ place on the board would automatically be forfeited.”

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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2017, 05:03:51 AM »
Elie is Laventille United technical director.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Former National Under-17 Head Coach Ken Elie has taken up a new role as Technical Director of the Miscellaneous Laventille United Football Club.

Elie, was head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago Under-17 team in 2000, during the early stages of the preparations of the team for the 2001 FIFA Under-17 World Cup staged in T&T.

He also took on the head coach role of the most recent T&T U-17 men’s team last year before Russell Latapy took over the reign ahead of the Caribbean Football Union leg of the U-17 World Cup qualifiers.

Elie said he is anticipating the new challenge with the Laventille United team which entered the Northern Football Association competitions last year and earned promotion to the Premier Division for 2017.

“Taking up the post with Laventille United presents a valuable opportunity and a patriotic one for me to serve the young people of a historically vibrant community in sport and culture, a community that has given and produced so much but has received little in comparison,” Elie said last Saturday.

“Being in this position now as technical director is my way of respecting all of Laventille and serving and contributing to their development. I am looking forward to long and professional relationship with the club management which is led by a committed individual in Sham Mohammed and the Miscellaneous Group,” Elie added.

Elie is also known for working with other local teams such as St Anthony’s College, Essex, WASA FC - which he helped attain national FA Cup success, and the St Dominic’s Children’s Home in the Atlantic LNG/Real Madrid programme.

Elie will also serve as assistant coach to the Laventille first team under head coach Cedric Hazelwood but will oversee the technical development of the club which also comprises youth teams in different age groups.

Mohammed and his establishment, the Miscellaneous Group have been the financiers of the Laventille United club and will handle Elie’s operations with the club.

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Re: Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2017, 03:38:27 AM »
EFA Big-4 to be decided by referees committee.
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The champions of the Eastern Football Association Big-Four competition could well be decided by its Referee’s Association.

This after a clash between WASA FC and Heights United at WASA Ground, St Joseph on Saturday only lasted 72 of the regulation stipulated 90 minutes, forcing both teams management to lodge an official complaint with the EFA’s executive.

At the time the match was halted, host WASA FC held a comfortable 2-0 lead over the EFA FA trophy runner-up, with the latter needing a draw or to lose by less than three goals to take the title.

Contacted for comment, EFA President, Linus Sanchez confirmed that the final outcome of the match will be taken after a meeting is held by the Referee’s Association which is in possession of written complaints from both clubs involved.

Should the match resume where it was halted then WASA, currently third on the table with three points from two matches will need to get another goal while blanking its opponent to grab the title on goal-difference.

On Tuesday night at Eddie Hart Ground, Tunapuna, SKHY FC also kept its chances of lifting the crown alive with a 1-0 defeat of WASA FC thanks to a 22nd minute strike from Shamar De Gannes while Heights United made it two-wins from two completed matches, without even breaking a sweat as scheduled opponent BM Spurs, the zone’s FA winners for a second straight season failed to show for a third straight match.

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Zonal Football League Thread
« Reply #43 on: February 09, 2017, 03:43:36 AM »
Miscellaneous brings Laventille teams together.
T&T Newsday Reports.


THE MISCELLANEOUS Group and the Football Seven Association, have brought teams from a number of areas in Laventille together, for a 7s Open Competition that will run until February 18 at Sogren Trace Grounds, upper Laventille.

Teams such as Miscellaneous Laventille United, which campaign in the Northern Football Association Premier Division, St Barb’s, Troumacaque, Brooklyn, Despers, Crecent, Gonzales, Sogren Trace, Mentor Alley and The Trace are all engaged in matches, which are played three days weekly with double headers under lights at the venue. Crowds estimated between 400 to 500 have attended games on each matchday so far.

The teams are competing for prizes worth $10,000, plus possible selection on the Laventille United first team to appear in the Northern FA Premier Division this year.

The fourth double header since the start on January 29, took place last Saturday with Laventille United going on a goal spree with a 7-0 victory over St Barbs, while Mentor Alley got past Gonzales 4-0.

For Laventille, Lyndon Ferguson notched a hat-trick, while Leon Roberts struck twice and Nickomi Griffith and Qualanson Archibald score a goal each.

Keston Hewitt, Kareem Baptiste, Akeel Jack and Nickomi Griffith got the goals for Mentor Alley.

Prior to Saturday’s double header, an Under-12 match comprising players from the Laventille United Academy also took place at Sogren Trace Grounds.

Former national youth team coach Ken Elie is the technical director for Laventille United. He is also using the tournament to scout for possible new additions to the Laventille team for their NFA Premier Division campaign this year. Miscellaneous, partnering with the Hearts and Minds Programme, hosted a previous tournament at the St Paul Street Recreation Ground in August/ September, from which players were used to form the Miscellaneous Laventille United team.

“The power of one is effective in Sogren Trace.

The founder of Laventille United is Cedric Hazelwood and his ideas for Laventille have brought us here for this occasion,” Elie said on Saturday.

“This is what we will like to see in every community in Trinidad and Tobago. We have kids from two year old straight up to parents and grandparents at the group supporting football. The community is alive and well.

There are so many other things these people could be doing at this time but they are here supporting the football and persons from what was once gangs rivaling each other are here to support the games. Football has a life of its own and this is what it does for a community,” Elie, a member of the T&T Defence Force, added.

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« Reply #44 on: February 09, 2017, 04:33:45 PM »
Let's hope football can help in diverting most of the yutes from activities that causing harm to the communities East of the Dry River. Pan eh doing it anymore, so sad to say.

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« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2017, 07:03:08 AM »
CFA calls for TTFA General Meeting to remove Saunders as representative.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Fed up with attempts to have its own representative to the board of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) approved, the Central Football Association (CFA) is requesting an urgent Extraordinary General Meeting of the TTFA to have Attorney Samuel Saunders removed as their representative on the TTFA Board.

The CFA has been trying to have Saunders replaced by another lawyer, James Toussaint, as the representative for the CFA but encountered a stumbling block as the TTFA, led by president David John-Williams, seem reluctant to appoint the CFA choice, said Clynty Taylor, the CFA’s general secretary, when contacted yesterday.

Last month, the CFA submitted documentation to the TTFA to show it had received a two-thirds majority vote to oust Saunders as the representative. Taylor noted that his association, acting on the advice of constitutional expert Osmund Downer, also supplied the TTFA with proof that the board of the CFA voted overwhelmingly for Saunders to be removed.

According to Taylor, “Mr Downer has made it quite clear that no special majority vote was needed to remove Saunders as he was not a member of the CFA. In fact, because he is a representative, he can be removed the same way he was appointed which is through a vote of the board. That vote was taken since last year.”

Contacted by Guardian Media Sports yesterday John-Williams said he had no comment but he questioned the inconsistency in the special majority needed to remove Saunders. The embattled CFA rep had said last month that he was still the representative as the CFA had not complied fully with the constitution of the T&TFA.

Guardian Media Sports understands the CFA plans to take drastic measures to have him removed, which include writing to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), and another measure which he did not want to mention.

Meanwhile, Downer explained that the CFA had followed the constitution and did all it needed to have Saunders removed, saying he was optimistic the TTFA will act accordingly, as it only needed to ensure that the constitution of the CFA was followed.

“The board of the CFA can even provisionally remove Saunders until a general meeting is held. But what is clear is that they do not need two-thirds majority to have him removed,” Downer said.

The CFA’s request has received overwhelming support from the membership of the Trinidad and Tobago Super League, but GM Sports has learned that two CFA executives are against it. GM Sports was reliably informed that the two CFA executives have asked for an investigation into the voting process that removed Saunders, as they are not satisfied the CFA membership had reached the two-thirds majority it needed.

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« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2017, 02:00:55 AM »
Three CFA execs suspended.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Three executive members of the Central Football Association (CFA) were suspended yesterday after they were found to have violated the constitution.

Two of the persons Jimmy Henry of Leeds FC who is the CFA’s assistant secretary and ordinary Board member Anthony Jobe received suspension letters yesterday from the association’s General Secretary Clynt Taylor, which emanated from an emergency meeting last week.

The third person Raymond Superville, another ordinary member was expected to receive word of his suspension also yesterday evening.

Henry was charged with writing to the TTFA requesting an investigation into the process of voting which was aimed at removing the association’s representative to the Board of the TTFA Samuel Saunders. In a two page document on Henry alone, the association also found Henry guilty of allegations of impropriety against the CFA advising potential sponsors against funding the CFA: investigating individuals without the knowledge or approval of the CFA on its behalf which jeopardizes the profession of individuals: violating due process of law and the rules of the CFA, TTFA and FIFA and reported threats to other members of the CFA.

Both Jobes and Superville were charged with being signatures to a letter sent to the TTFA for an investigation into the process of voting; making false and misleading allegations against the Board and members of the CFA and violating the due process of law and rules of the CFA, TTFA and the FIFA. Taylor explained further that Superville also faced automatic expulsion having missed four consecutive Board meeting, which is considered a major violation of the constitution.

Guardian Media Sports understands that Superville missed a whopping 10 out of 11 Board meetings of the central association.

The members were informed that Article 14 (3) of the constitution requires that all contact with other members during the suspension until lifted, must be observed and all rights as a member during the provisional suspension has been lost. The matter is expected to be tabled at the association’s next General Meeting for confirmation at a date to be determined, upon which, they will be notified of a date of the hearing of the matter.

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CFA members in suspension battle.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


THE EXECUTIVE of the Central Football Association (CFA) have engaged in a war-of words with a few of its members over their desire to have current representative Samuel Saunders removed from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) board of directors, and the subsequent issuing of provisional suspension letters to Jimmy Henry (secretary administration) and Anthony Jobes (ordinary member).

According to the letter, which was obtained by Newsday, “the Board of Management in the Central Football Association hereby notifies in accordance with Article 14 (1) of the CFA Constitution that Leeds FC (of which Jobes is a member) was suspended with immediate effect.” Henry is a member of the Ball Runners FC but it alleged that his provisional suspension is a result of his club’s support towards Saunders.

Jobes, in a telephone interview yesterday, related, “We were fighting a battle with Saunders. He was the chairman of the Disciplinary Committee and he represented CFA at the TT FA Board.” Alleging that there is a major rift between Saunders and CFA president Shymdeo Gosine, Jobes said, “He wants to get rid of Saunders but we’re saying no. That is a personal thing, that have nothing to do with football. From there, things have not been going well.”

About any desire to respond to the letter, Jobes stated that a meeting was planned, with Saunders and Henry, to determine their next course of action. However CFA general secretary Clynt Taylor is adamant that the issue have been ongoing since last June and he also slammed the TTFA for their tardiness in dealing with the matter.

“We’ve been dealing with an issue for close to a year and it started simple, (over) who is representing the Central Football Association at the (TTFA) board level,” said Taylor.

“That was the central issue.” Taylor stated, “We took a decision because Saunders had refused to meet with us at a board, at our level. He never met with us to discuss representing us. We took a decision in June last year to have him replaced.” However, the CFA general secretary admitted, “When we sent the info to the TTFA, the TTFA resisted our efforts. They kept ignoring us and pretending they did not hear us. We kept writing them and let them know the position of the (CFA) board.”

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« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2017, 04:23:02 AM »
I guess this is Tony Jobes who played football and cricket for Saints? But never a dull moment in TT football. Even the zones skettel.

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« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2017, 01:44:55 AM »
CFA gets clubs’ support.
T&T Express Reports.


THE Central Football Association (CFA) is gathering support as it seeks to force an extraordinary general meeting of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, related to the presence of a former CFA executive on the board of the TTFA.

The CFA has officially written to Justin Latapy George, General Secretary of the TTFA, petitioning for the emergency meeting.

The national association is being accused of being obstructionist and purposely delaying the removal of Samuel Saunders as Central’s representative on its (TTFA) Board. Saunders is a remnant of the former CFA executive, which was deposed by the current executive whose president is Shymdeo Gosine.

The CFA contends that its own election process and nomination of a new candidate ought to be enough to remove Saunders as their representative in the TTFA. However, the TTFA has maintained that due process has to be followed. Efforts by the Express to contact Latapy-George yesterday proved futile.

Meanwhile, the CFA has provided a petition showing 20 representatives of several local football organisations supporting its position. Among them, Rayshawyn Mars of the Northern Football Association; Linus Sanchez, president of the Eastern Football Association; Keith Look Loy of Super League champions FC Santa Rosa; Selby Brown of the Veterans Football Association; Edison Dean, representative of the T&T Pro League’s Club Sando and many clubs of the former National Super League.

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« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2017, 03:54:04 PM »
Letters to FIFA/CONCACAF.

March 26, 2017
The Secretary General (TTFA)
Mr. Justin Latapy-George
Hasley Crawford Stadium
Port of Spain


Sir,
Please find attached a list of all the members of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) who have written to the TTFA supporting the request for an Extraordinary General Meeting made by the Central Football Association (CFA) as per letter dated March 8, 2017.

This list exceeds 50% of the membership of the TTFA. Twenty-Nine (29) authorized members listed. You are now mandated by Article 29 (2) of the Constitution of the TTFA to arrange for the Extraordinary General Meeting as requested by the CFA.

Members Name Date Sent

1. CFA Clynt Taylor March 8, 2017
2. NFA Rayshawn Mars March 14, 2017
3. TTAYSO Dale G Toney March 15, 2017
4. VFFOTT Selby Browne March 20, 2017
5. FC Santa Rosa Keith Look Loy March 21, 2017
6. Barrackpore United Sports Club Josh Dhanesar. March 22, 2017
7. Guaya United FC Jameson Rigues March 22, 2017
8. Cunupia Football Club's Narvin Charles March 22, 2017
9. Siparia Spurs FC. Quincy Jones March 22, 2017
10. Defence Force Super League Football Club Ryan Ottley March 22, 2017
11. Petit Valley United Football Club Derek Edwards March 22, 2017
12. EFATT Linus Sanchez March 22, 2017
13. University of Trinidad and Tobago Nicholas Lochan March 22, 2017
14. Club Sando Super League Club Eddison Dean March 22, 2017
15. Marabella Family Crisis Centre Terrence Boissiere March 22, 2017
16. Petrotrin Palo Seco SC Aldwin Ferguson Jr March 22, 2017
17. Youth Stars United Athletics Club Trishelle N. K. Sterling March 23, 2017
18. Wasa FC Cavelle Mc Alister March 23, 2017
19. Real Maracas Rene Lendore March 23, 2017
20. Bethel United Clyde Alleyne March 23, 2017
21. Matura RE-United F.C. Stephanie Guevara March 23, 2017
22. Prison Service Recreational, Sport and Cultural Club Ferdinand Bibby March 23, 2017
23. Police F.C Leonita Rivers March 23, 2017
24. Club Sando (Pro league) Eddison Dean March 23, 2017
25. Edinburg 500 Sports and Cultural Club Haydn McLean March 23, 2017
26. 1976 Phoenix FC Terry Williams March 23, 2017
27. SFA Richard Quan Chan March 28, 2017
28. SSFL William Wallace April 4, 2017
29. TFA Anthony Moore April 7, 2017

April 6, 2017
CONCACAF
1000 5th St #304, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
The General Secretary,


Re: Assistance in Conducting and Extraordinary General Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago

1) Since June 2016 the Central Football Association (CFA), a regional member of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), has attempted to constitutionally replace its representative on the TTFA Board of Management after carefully following the requirements of the constitution of the CFA as approved by the TTFA.

2) The TTFA Board of Management has consistently refused to accept the CFA democratic process and the rights of the CFA under the TTFA Constitution to replace their representative who has failed to effectively represent the CFA, throughout 2016. This representative was nominated to the Board by the outgoing Executive in 2015, days before leaving office. TTFA, under the leadership of President David John Williams, has ignored the constitutional rights of its members for too long now.

3) The Super League Clubs all members of the TTFA met in January 2017 and passed a resolution forming a limited liability company called the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL). The resolution also included applying for status at the TTFA as a member. On January 8, 2017 a letter addressed to the TTFA was sent seeking membership.

After several letters and failed meetings the TTFA has chosen to subvert the will of over twenty (20) members and have not acted on the petition for membership. This inaction jeopardizes the
future of the Super League which is scheduled to begin in June 2017.

4) CFA has been forced to circulate a petition requesting an EGM in accordance with Article 29 (2) of the constitution of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), which states:

"The Board of Directors shall convene an Extraordinary General Meeting if a majority (more than 50%) of the Members make such a request in writing. The request shall specify the items for the agenda.

An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be held within 30 days of receipt of the request, unless the agenda includes the election of members of the Board of Directors or the members of the Electoral Committee, in which case the Extraordinary General Meeting shall be held within 60 days of receipt of the request. If an Extraordinary General Meeting is not convened within the indicated time, the Members who requested it may convene the Extraordinary General Meeting themselves.

As a last resort, the Members may request assistance from FIFA and CONCACAF." This petition was supported by a majority of TTFA members (see attached list of supporting members), and identifies an EGM agenda of two issues, which have over a period of several months been an ongoing embarrassment for football in Trinidad and Tobago:

1. CFA representation on the TTFA Board, and

2. The recognition of the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (see attached petition).

The TTFA, as the National Association, has a responsibility to protect and serve the needs of its members, and to work in harmony for the good of football. Instead the David John-Williams administration has employed evasive and delaying tactics to avoid acceptance of the expressed wish of members, both the CFA and the clubs identified in the attached document.

Our constitution is under attack and the aggrieved members believe the David John-Williams administration has grown comfortable in the expectation that CONCACAF and FIFA will provide support for this behavior and not intervene in these explosive issues.

The CFA seeks assistance from FIFA under the constitution of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, approved and sanctioned by FIFA, to have a representative sent to our country to act as an intermediary and to compel the Board of Management of the TTFA to resolve these two issues, and to respect the constitution and its members.

Without your intervention, Football will again disgrace Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean in
the local and regional media and before the world.

Your urgent intervention is requested. Please note that the matters highlighted in the attached agenda
are time sensitive, and require an urgent response and intervention.

Respectfully
Clynt Taylor
General Secretary CFA
Cc: FIFA, CFU, Media


President- -Shymdeo Gosine, General Secretary Clynt Taylor, 1st Vice-President - Wendell Collymore, 2
nd Vice-President- Allan Logan Assistant, Secretary Administration, Jimmy Henry Asst. Sec Operations- -David Ramkhallawan Ordinary Member- -Raymond Superville Ordinary - Member- Anthony Jobes

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« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2017, 06:46:01 AM »
Allyuh really think FIFA go listen to them and FIFA president and David John Williams is personal friends..

Allyuh wait.

David building a empire bigger than Jack Warner one.

He done converting everything to Williams already....

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Jan Michael Williams - Player
Nicola Williams - Women U-20 Coach
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« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2017, 08:48:58 AM »
And Dr. Eric Williams turning in he grave
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« Reply #52 on: April 23, 2017, 10:47:35 AM »
Constitutional cage-fight? How standoff between DJW, Look Loy and Gosein could change TTFA.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


In one corner stands the Central Football Association (CFA) and its general secretary Clynt Taylor and president Shymdeo Gosine as well as the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) and its interim president Keith Look Loy, who have a joint motion. In the other is the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) board of directors and its president David John-Williams.

And, in the middle of the ring, is the TTFA’s 22-month-old constitution.

One way or the other, the ongoing passive-aggressive battle involving the three parties might change the landscape of local football in the near future.

Tomorrow is the deadline for the CFA to satisfy the TTFA’s general secretariat on all procedural matters related to its motion for an extraordinary general meeting on 10 June 2017.

The EGM agenda, as drawn up by the CFA, has four points:

Removal and replacement of CFA representative on the Board of the TTFA as requested by the CFA;

Change status of the Super League Clubs with the establishment of the TTSL;

The application of the TTSL for full membership of the TTFA or for the enjoyment of equivalent status as the TT Pro League as a recognised body to organise its own games and competitions;

Changes in the TTFA constitution consequent upon changes made in (3) above: (Article 10.1b and 22.1b) Change from National Super League Clubs to Trinidad and Tobago Super League Clubs; (Article 33) To include one member representing the Trinidad and Tobago Super League [on the TTFA board]; To change the board of directors [from] 13 to 14 members; Elections of the TTSL representative to the board of directors of the TTFA.

The CFA has recommended that James Toussaint represent the zone on the TTFA board, due to its estranged relationship and irreconcilable communication issues with current representative Samuel Saunders. The TTSL already identified Look Loy as its choice.

Otherwise the TTSL’s request, like the CFA’s, seems remarkably straightforward. Apart from one season—when then Sport Minister Anil Roberts forced the TTFA to back away from All Sports Promotion under the threat of a withdrawal of State funding—the local football body has never run the Super League nor wanted to.

If anything, the clubs’ wish to run their own affairs should be applauded and encouraged—particularly by John-Williams, whose W Connection club was part of a similar movement, 14 years ago, when Professional Football League (PFL) clubs created the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League (TTPL) to rescue the local professional game.

Then TTFA president Oliver Camps and his puppeteer and special advisor Jack Warner did not lift a finger to help the Pro League. Warner initially withdrew his Joe Public team—which, ironically, employed Look Loy at the time. But, crucially, Warner did not block the country’s top flight clubs.

Not that John-Williams or his board will describe their own stance as obstructionist.

It was June 2016 when Taylor first indicated to the TTFA that the CFA wanted to change its representative. And Look Loy initially asked the TTFA to recognise the TTSL on 8 January 2017.

“It was an application for membership along with a copy of our constitution,” said Look Loy, as he recalled their first correspondence with the John-Williams-led board. “It took about three weeks for a formal response and they said they were putting a committee in place under [vice-president] Ewing Davis. (The committee also includes vice-president Joanne Salazar, CFA’s controversial representation Samuel Saunders and Northern Football Association member Jabari Williams).

“We have been playing ring around the roses ever since…”

Tomorrow will be the third deadline given by the TTFA for the CFA to support its motion—as the zonal body adjusted its initial agenda last weekend, which prompted Latapy-George to ask the supporting members to resubmit letters reflecting this change.

“The requirements that the TTFA is asking for are changing by the minute,” Gosine told Wired868. “Because we have met the requirements before and they always want something different after.”

Justin Latapy-George, who was hired as the TTFA’s general secretary last November, claimed the delay was actually a result of procedural issues and not gamesmanship.

The CFA is required to prove that its motion has the support of more than 50 percent of the TTFA’s membership. First, Latapy-George rejected the zonal body’s petition on the grounds that the requesting parties should offer their support on official letterhead with proof that they are bonafide members.

It provoked an immediate and furious response from Look Loy, who described the request as “a ruse to frustrate and deny the democratic will of both CFA and TTSL.”

“The TTFA Secretariat’s request is redundant, as more than half of the TTFA’s membership have already indicated their support for the CFA petition,” stated Look Loy. “Moreover the demand that the TTFA Secretariat’s standard letter be signed by the president of each member is an unnecessary imposition on members which do not have a president (such as Police FC and Defence Force FC), and on members which legitimately authorise other officials (such as their Club Secretary) to sign on their behalf.

“Indeed, the TTFA cannot tell a member who its official signatory should be.”

Regardless, Look Loy urged clubs to remain steadfast and urgently resubmit the requested information. However, Latapy-George’s request that members prove they are legitimate TTFA members caused more consternation.

“This demand is […] an artificial device being employed to threaten and undermine every member’s constitutional right to call an Extraordinary General Meeting,” stated Look Loy, “and to create artificial grounds for suspending said right of those members which support the CFA petition.

“The fact is that neither the TTFA Secretariat nor any officer or group of officers can arbitrarily suspend a member’s rights.”

Look Loy’s claim that the TTFA must prove the members were not bonafide rather than the other way around is debatable in this case.

In July 2015, as the TTFA rushed towards a November election, a transitory clause was inserted as an appendix to the constitution, which read:

“Existing members shall be granted a transitional period of 18 months to submit the documents and declarations required in article 10 paragraph 2 of this constitution. Failure to comply with this obligation may lead to the suspension of that member.”

Article 10.2 stipulates that all members must have an acceptable constitution, give declarations to abide by the laws of FIFA, CONCACAF and the TTFA, and, crucially, present a “copy of the minutes of its last General Meeting or constitutional meeting and a copy of its audited financial statements for the previous financial year.”

It was the duty of the electoral committee, which comprised of chairman Dinanath Ramnarine, Elton Prescott SC and Mervyn Campbell, to ensure that members complied with 10.2 before the election on 29 November 2015. But they did not and one presidential candidate was particularly disturbed by the committee’s negligence and, arguably, their misdirection of the membership.

“It is my understanding that all members mentioned in 10.1 in the new constitution of the TTFA must comply with all the requirements as outlined in 10.2 of the new constitution,” stated John-Williams, in an email to FIFA on 4 November 2015, “in order to take part in the elections carded for 29th November 2015.

“Furthermore it is also my understanding that the members who fail comply will be given an 18 month grace period to ‘get their house in order’ so to speak or lose their membership altogether after the 18 month grace period has expired.”

Despite his objections, the TTFA election proceeded with some legitimate voters and some illegitimate ones. And John-Williams won.

Some Wired868 articles apart, article 10.2 of the TTFA constitution was not mentioned publicly again. Until now.

“Before the election of 2015, there was a moratorium given by all members to become compliant by mid-January 2017,” said Latapy-George. “Based on the information we are still gathering, there are members who may not have been compliant as of yet…”

John-Williams confirmed that the TTFA board of directors created a sub-committee, last month, to investigate how many of its members were compliant with article 10.2.

“We are reviewing the entire process,” John-Williams told Wired868. “We are checking to ensure that all our members come to scratch, so we did set up a committee to ensure that all the members were compliant.

“But it is still ongoing and no ruling has been handed in [by the committee].”

The TTFA president refused to name the members of the ad-hoc committee set up to investigate its membership. However, Wired868 understands that Davis is again leading the committee.

Theoretically, John-Williams and the TTFA board—or at least a faction of it—might already have vital information on the CFA’s supporters, which could feasibly affect their motion for a fourth time. And, again, the TTFA would be following the letter of the law.

Although, as far as Gosine is concerned, the local football body does not have the moral high ground.

“It is all gimmickry and things unrelated to football,” said the CFA president. “What we are saying at the CFA is we want to promote football in every sense of the word… They are trying to create more confusion so they can create more delays.”

Look Loy insisted that the TTSL is prepared to fight with fire if necessary.

“There is not a single regional association that has an audited financial statement and only four Pro League clubs received money for this season because the rest of them don’t have audited statements,” said Look Loy. “Ninety percent of the TTFA is not compliant. So if they want to go that route, then remember it is the same non-compliant people who voted for them. So the [2015 TTFA] election, therefore, is null and void…

“If they try to disqualify anyone based on 10.2, then we will challenge the election.”

On Wednesday 20 April, John-Williams called Gosine and requested a meeting between his party and the CFA. The CFA president refused and accused the TTFA boss of trying to “railroad” the zonal body.

“I let him know that the CFA is an autonomous body and we don’t report to anybody,” Gosine told Wired868. “If we feel we need some help, we will ask him for it. We asked for a meeting last year which they never responded to… In my mind, the only thing [John-Williams] wants to do is to have a confrontation and having a meeting is just another way to prolong this and create more issues.

“The CFA is not going to have meeting with the TTFA president. We have asked for a meeting with the general membership with which we have the overwhelming support of more than 50 percent of the members. They will decide if what we are asking for is reasonable and within the permit of the rules.”

The distrust in either camp is growing.

“They blatantly refused to come,” said John-Williams, who confirmed his attempt to meet with the CFA but declined to share the purpose of the meeting. “You see how they do things and you make your judgment call…”

Ten months ago, the CFA wanted only to have a voice on the TTFA’s board of directors. Now, the zonal body is prepared to openly attack the operations of the sitting president.

The TTSL only wanted to run its own league in peace. Now, Look Loy wants a seat on the board too and has no qualms about threatening John-Williams right to lead local football.

John-Williams might have won the battles so far with either party but is he in danger of losing the war?

Latapy-George painted a different picture. The TTFA’s general secretariat, he said, was working on behalf of the CFA rather than against it.

“There is no intent or attempt by the general secretariat to frustrate or delay the process,” said Latapy-George. “The movers of the motion remain the CFA and the general secretariat is guided by the movers of the motion. All I am ensuring is adequate notice is given to all and that members show that they are in support of this motion according the constitution and by the required numbers.

“And what I am also trying to establish is that the members are compliant. That’s about it. There is no stopping of the meeting per se.”

The TTFA general secretary insisted that there will be no witch-hunt and victimisation of members who were not compliant with article 10.2.

“Any matter of suspension must go to an AGM, so there is a process that must be followed,” said Latapy-George. “So nobody can automatically suspend anyone, although the board can provisionally suspend until it is ratified by the AGM. Ultimately the powers of suspension lie with the AGM.

“Maybe my language was not quite clear or maybe it is because of the tension in the air, but the membership of the TTFA remains the members as listed in the constitution…”

Article 14.1 of the TTFA constitution, which deals with suspension states that:

“The General Meeting is responsible for suspending a member. The board of directors may, however, suspend a member that seriously violates its obligations as a member with immediate effect.

“In this case, the suspension shall last until the next General Meeting, unless the Board of Directors has lifted it in the meantime… A suspension shall be confirmed at the next General Meeting by two thirds of the members present and eligible to vote. If it is not confirmed, the suspension is automatically lifted.

“A suspended Member shall lose its Membership rights. Other Members may not entertain sporting contact with a suspended Member.”


Meanwhile, the TTSL is continuing plans for an 11 June 2017 kick off of its maiden season.

“We are setting up a meeting with the referees now and we are going about organising,” said Look Loy. “So we will be recognised [at the EGM] on the 10th [of June] and begin on the 11th.

“It is not the ideal situation—hardly. But we have no choice.”

John-Williams pointed to article 30.2, which deals with amendments to the constitution.

“Any proposals for an amendment to the Constitution must be submitted in writing with a brief explanation to the General Secretariat by a Member or by the Board of Directors.”

The CFA may struggle to pass that test. The TTSL could have another delay on the way.

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Goalkeeper Caesar is NFA ‘MVP’
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Former national Under-17 goalkeeper Kern Caesar of Maple FC was voted as the 2016 Northern Football Association’s Premier Division “Most Valuable Player” at its annual end-of-season awards ceremony held at the VIP Lounge, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on Thursday last.

Held under the patronage of NFA President Anthony Harford, Caesar won the award ahead of fellow “Top Five” Premier Division “Players of the Year” Kusiah King (New Millennium), Jabari Andall (St Francois Nationals), Hakim Gulston (RSSR) and Kareem Davidson (Belmont FC) after leading the Alistair Ramdoo-coached Woodbrook-based Maple FC to the Premier crown.

In the Championship Division, Christon Freitas of champions Cultural Roots United was voted as the “MVP” ahead of club mate Marcus Ashton, Isiah Irish (Malta Carib Alcons), Marlon Carrington (Malta Carib Alcons) and Kareem Charles (Miscellaneous Laventille United).

Reflecting on the 2016 season, Harford said he felt it was a solid one.

He added, “All our competitions were completed and the participation level was satisfactory with us being able to crown our winners in every one of our competitions.

“We also had a near perfect attendance by our referees and there was an impressive debut of the Savannah League with games played under lights at the Queen’s Park Savannah. Additionally our Youth Development Programme has been up and running and is one of the major focal points of the association and we were quite pleased to see ten of our players being selected on the national Under-15 boys team to go to Cayman Islands in May. All in all, our season was satisfactory and we will be aiming to build on this and make improvements in the various departments in 2017,” stated Harford,

The association also honoured three of its existing member clubs for its contribution over 50-plus years in Belmont-based St Francois nationals (50 years ) and Woodbrook duo, Malvern (75 years old) and Maple (100 years old in 2017.

For their distinguished service to the local game, Rolf Bartolo, Glenford Waines, Mervin Mercian, Aubrey Peters and the late Rudy Roberts, were all recognised for their contribution to the NFA.

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CFA targets Enterprise for football programme.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


The 2017 FIFA/TTFA Grassroot Football Programme will kick off in the Central Football Association (CFA) region next weekend and the troubled area of Enterprise Chaguanas has been targeted, among others, where young budding players between the age groups 7-11 will be given an opportunity to showcase their talents.

The programme is an initiative of the world governing body for the sport- FIFA, as one of the country’s criteria for development and funding. Under president Shymdeo Gosine and his general secretary Clynt Taylor the programme will first roll into Green Park, Felicity in Chaguanas in search of the top boys and girls from 9:00am, where the basic fundamentals of the game will be taught and tested.

Former national youth player and Naparima College standout in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Ateba Mc Knight has been appointed technical director of youth development by the CFA, with particular responsibility to drive youth development. He will be at the centre as 75 players will be chosen from Felicity to move on to the next phase of the programme. Taylor said yesterday that from Felicity they will take the programme to the Harlem Recreation Ground in Caroni before stopping at the Africa Recreation Ground in Enterprise where the same amount of players will be chosen by coaches.

In spite of its reputation however, Enterprise has been a breeding ground for a number of top players in the past such as Ansil Elcock, Ahkeela Mollon, Clyde Leon and coach Nicholas Griffith who received an international award for his contribution to the sport of football. Taylor said he wants young players to know that there are many avenues inside and outside of sports that can be exploited for their development.

The programme will then move on to the Couva Recreation Ground and then to Tabaquite to complete the central areas. According to Taylor the CFA will later select an all star representative team, as will also be done in the other regional associations as the Southern FA, Northern FA, Eastern FA, Tobago FA and the Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU).

Players who were not chosen among the 75 in their respective areas will continue be embraced in the CFA development programme which will also begin next weekend and will run continuously under Mc Knight.

The ex Naparima striker will also have the support of hard working Deputy Chaguanas Mayor Debideen Mannick who is a member of the CFA’s Development Committee among others. Interested persons contact Taylor at (ctaylor@cfatt.com) or 777-3676.

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Fire begins CFA Cup defence against Leeds
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Fire begins CFA Cup defence against Leeds
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Fire Services FC, the Central Football Association campaigners will begin its quest to retain the CFA Ramsingh Sports FA Cup on September 9 when they face Leeds FC in round one at the Hugo Francis Recreation Ground, Woodford Lodge, Chaguanas.

The Firemen’s pick of Leeds for their opening game, came at a draw at the office of the CFA at Woodford Lodge recently. The draw was also done for the Hugo Francis Memorial Cup which will begin with a clash between Fire Services and Perseverance United FC at the Edinburgh 500 Recreation Ground on November 27.

Apart from the Fire Services and Leeds encounter to take place three weeks from now, there will also be a match-up between Harlem Strikers FC and newcomers Family Soccer FC at 7 pm at Woodford Lodge.

Last year’s runners up Perseverance Ballrunners will begin their campaign against the winner of the Family Soccer/Harlem match days after.

Meanwhile round one of the Hugo Francis Cup will also feature a clash between Harlem Striker and Edinburgh 500 at Harlem ground on November 27 and Eagles United FC taking on Leeds in round two at the Edinburgh 500 grounds.
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« Reply #56 on: November 24, 2017, 07:10:10 AM »
Giants topple Pitchmen FC in SFA ‘Big-Six’
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Isaiah Mc Intosh netted a double to lead Giants FC to an entertaining 4-2 defeat of defending champions Pitchmen FC in the Third Round of the Southern Football Association Premier Division ‘Big-Six’ competition on Wednesday night.

In addition to Mc Intosh, who scored a hat-trick in his team’s opening round 3-1 defeat of Serial Strikers, Jeremy Primus and Jamal Dubaray were also on target for Giants FC, who led 1-0 at the half-time interval and 4-0 at one time in the contest at La Brea.

Elijah Alleyne and Seon Shipley got two late consolation items for Pitchmen FC in the loss at La Brea.

With the win, Giants climbed to the top of the six-team table with seven points from three matches, the same as Erin FC while Pitchmen remained on four points and slipped to fourth, level with Barrackpore United.

Both Giants and Erin FC also have the same goal-difference of plus-five, however, Giants have score more goals, seven to its rivals, six.

Erin FC won for the second time in three matches, 3-0 over #9 United at Erin with a double from Darren Alexis, and the other by Akinola Williams.

Down at Barrackpore, the host got two goals each from Trevon James and Angus John into a 6-0 trashing of cellar-placed Serial Strikers after leading 3-0 at the break.

The fourth round of matches takes place on Sunday with Giants FC hosting #9 United FC at St Margaret’s from 3.30 pm.

Erin FC at home to Serial Strikers in a 5 pm kickoff while Barrackpore United entertains Pitchmen FC from 5 pm.

Results - SFA Premier Division Big Six

Wednesday November 22

Giants FC 4 (Isaiah Mc Intosh 2, Jeremy Primus, Jamal Dubaray) vs Pitchmen FC 2 (Elijah Alleyne, Seon Shipley)

Erin FC 3 (Darren Alexis 2, Akinola Williams) vs #9 United FC 0

Barrackpore United 6 (Trevon James 2, Angus John 2, Ivan Williams, Jesse Downing) vs Serial Strikers 0

Remaining SFA Big-Six fixtures

Sunday November 26

Giants FC vs #9 United FC, St Margaret’s, 3.30 pm
Erin FC vs Serial Strikers, Erin, 5 pm
Barrackpore United vs Pitchmen FC, Barrackpore, 5 pm

Sunday December 2

Giants FC vs Erin FC, St Margaret’s, 3 pm
Serial Strikers vs Pitchmen FC, Penal, 3 pm
#9 United FC vs Barrackpore United, #9 Road, 3 pm.

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Cultural Roots lift NFA Viva FA Trophy
« Reply #57 on: December 07, 2017, 04:51:13 PM »
Cultural Roots lift NFA Viva FA Trophy
By Nigel Simon (T&T Guardian)


Stephon Jack netted a pair of goals as Cultural Roots United romped to an emphatic 5-0 thumping of St Francois Nationals in the 2017 Northern Football Association FA Trophy final at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Training Field, Mucurapo on Monday night.

Watched by a crowd of close to 300 spectators, both teams failed to trouble the score-sheet during the first half.

However, five minutes after the restart, Jack fired Cultural Roots ahead before Marcus Griffith capitalised on a defensive blunder to double the score in the 77th minute for the Rayshawn Mars-coached team which is based at Dibe Long Circular Road, St James.

Desperate to claw its way back into the contest, the Belmont-based St Francois Nationals, celebrating its 50th anniversary as a club threw players forward in numbers.

But this left lots of space at the back for Cultural Roots to take advantage of which it did through courtesy Jack with his second of the match in the 83rd minute followed by late items from Matthew Waldron in the 87th and Jamal Burke, a minute from full-time.

A week ago at the same venue St Francois Nationals booked its spot in the final after a 4-2 penalty-kicks semifinal win over Belmont FC after a goalless draw while Durant Felician scored a penalty-kick in the 65th, and Jack, the other in the 87th for Cultural Roots to blank last year’s winner and newly crowned Premier Division champions, RSSR 2-0.

Following the final, NFA President, Anthony Harford said the success of the association’s season has everything to do with the clubs buying into the idea that both zone and the clubs must accept and share the responsibilities that go with success, and both parties did exactly that.

Harford was also high in praise for his executive for the commitment they have shown.

The NFA also enjoyed abundant success at youth level, winning the T&T Football Association’s Inter-Zone Under-15 Division competition held in January, and the Elite Under-13’s as well.

The NFA’s Finance Committee came in for high praise as well from Harford for ensuring the association achieved compliance within the T&TFA’s stipulated deadline.

NFA SENIOR HONOUR ROLL

Premier Division:
1. RSSR
2. Miscellaneous Laventille United
3. St Francois Nationals
4. Cultural Roots United

Championship Division:
1. Cantaro FC
2. St Ann‘s All Stars
3. Patna/River Estate
4. Paramin Scholars

VIVA FA Trophy:
1. Cultural Roots United
2. St Francois Nationals
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« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2017, 07:00:07 PM »
the Belmont-based St Francois Nationals, celebrating its 50th anniversary as a club threw players forward in numbers.

Congrats for being still around. 50 yrs in football in TT is a real achievement, especially in this day and age. Hope you can make another 50.

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Barrackpore United, Giants FC in SFA semifinal
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Barrackpore United, Giants FC in SFA semifinal
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Barrackpore United and Giants FC will square off today in the second semi-final, of the Southern Football Association (SFA) Executive Cup competition. This game is scheduled to take place at Morne Diablo from 8pm.

The first game on the day will feature Pitchmen FC and Serial Strikers from 6pm.

Barrackpore booked a place in the last four after a 6-2 spanking of Diamond United in their quarter-final match. Kevon Foster and Derron Matthews each scored twice while Trevon James and Kesnel Sambury got the other goals for Barrackpore. Ronnie Charles notched a pair for Diamond United.

Giants FC got the better of Guapo United by a 3-1 scoreline. Jamal Dubarray, Nicholas Baldwin and Jeremy Primus were the scorers for Giants FC while Wren Hector netted the lone item for Guapo United.

Alfred John and Louis Granger found the back of the net as Serial Strikers whipped Club Sando FC 2-0 and, in the other scheduled quarter-final, Pitchmen earned a 3-0 win, by default, over Penal All Stars.

The final is slated to take place on Saturday, from 3pm, at St Margaret’s.
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