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Re: 2018 Caribbean Club Championship Thread
« Reply #60 on: February 09, 2018, 04:50:07 PM »
Racing  is a weak team. They didn't have the resources to deal with Central.
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« Reply #61 on: February 09, 2018, 04:50:27 PM »
FINAL: Racing FC 0-3 Central FC. Goals by Jason Marcano (11’, 40’) and Tyrone Charles (49’).
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« Reply #62 on: February 09, 2018, 04:51:07 PM »
Congrats to Central. 3-0. And YES Sam, they did knock the ball around well. In contrast to Connection. Good luck on Sunday!

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« Reply #63 on: February 09, 2018, 04:53:04 PM »
Congrats to Central. 3-0. And YES Sam, they did knock the ball around well. In contrast to Connection. Good luck on Sunday!

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« Reply #64 on: February 09, 2018, 05:02:37 PM »
Congrats to Central. 3-0. And YES Sam, they did knock the ball around well. In contrast to Connection. Good luck on Sunday!

Around? YES. Forward? Not so much.

That is something TT football has to work on collectively. It goes and comes during certain periods. Right now we football need to work on that very important aspect of our game. Like Hart stated awhile ago, we lack good, great attacking players who can take on their opponents. This type of player is nutured in good hands from young.

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Re: 2018 Caribbean Club Championship Thread
« Reply #65 on: February 10, 2018, 05:15:01 AM »
Central bounce back vs Racing FC.
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Central FC bounced back from their opening defeat to Jamaica’s Portmore United in the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship, with a resounding 3-0 victory over Racing FC yesterday.

Jason Marcano led the way with a first half double against the Haitian club while Tyrone Charles rounded off the scoring in the second periods as Group B action continued in Dominican Republic.

Central FC enjoyed success down the right flank throughout the match and made their opponents pay with repeated raids.

Marcano opened the scoring in the 11th minute, combining on the edge of the box with his team-mates before firing in a low shot into the far post from the right side. He doubled the advantage in the 40th, tapping in from the six yard box after a low cross from the right flank as the half ended 2-0. Tyrone Charles made it 3-0 in the 49th, racing into the box to join another right-sided attack.

The ball was pulled back to the penalty spot and Charles took one touch before striking a left-footer which took a deflection and nestled in the back of the net.

Central FC face Atlantico FC of Dominican Republic in their final game on Sunday.

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Central FC moved within reach of the Concacaf 2018 Caribbean Club Championship semi-finals after dispatching Haiti’s Racing FC 3-0 in Group B at the Estadio Cibao in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Jason Marcano, 34, sporting bleached dreadlocks and beard, opened the scoring before Tyrone Charles forced an own goal and scored another to put the match out of the bottom-placed Racing’s reach early in the second half as the Couva Sharks ran away comfortable winners.

But Central, the 2015 and 2016 champions, need another victory on Sunday against hosts Atlántico FC in the final match of the group to secure a place at the 2018 semi-finals after finishing fourth in the competition last season.

Back then another Dominican Republic side Cibao FC lifted the 2017 Caribbean crown after edging San Juan Jabloteh 1-0 in the final while Portmore United beat Central to the third-place finish.

Atlántico, who were held to a 2-2 draw against Portmore in the second game of Friday’s double-header in Santiago, leads the group with four points but only ahead of the Jamaicans by goal-difference while Central are third with three points.

Portmore, who defeated Central 2-0 in their opening game last Wednesday, will complete their group play against Racing — a side on the wrong end of two 3-0 defeats — in the first game on Sunday and could pile the pressure on Atlántico and Central.

The top two teams from Group B will join Group A winner Club Atletico Pantoja (Dominican Republic) and runner-up Arnett Gardens (Jamaica) in the 2018 CCC finals, with the champions gaining a place in the 2019 Concacaf Champions League, while the runner-up and third place finishers will qualify for the 2018 Concacaf League.

The fourth-place side will face the winners of the Tier 2 tournament -- Caribbean Club Shield -- in a playoff to determine the third club that will represent the Caribbean in the 2018 Concacaf League. The Tier 2 champions, however, must comply with the minimum CONCACAF Club Licensing requirements to secure participation.

Central, only put together in weeks with thirteen new additions for the campaign and coached by legendary former Trinidad and Tobago forward Stern John, were an improved bunch against the Haitians after losing disappointingly to Portmore.

Marcano fired the Couva Sharks ahead after just 11 minutes from the right, sending a low strike into goalkeeper Floreal Jodelky’s far netting after a move involving Darren Mitchell and the assist from Densill Theobald.

Charles then forced an own goal through defender Paul Marckendel who inadvertently sent the winger's low dangerous cross -- intended for Marcano -- past Jodelky to cushion Central 2-0 five minutes from the break.

Earlier, Racing were fortunate not to concede with Central's Taryk Sampson and captain Carlyle Mitchell getting dangerously close with headers off separate corners.

Racing, meanwhile, had the ball in the back of the Central net on the half-hour mark through Jean Pierre Guerson but the midfielder’s effort was ruled offside.

Charles would however put the match beyond Racing’s reach four minutes into the second half when his deflected shot ended in the back of Jodelky’s net for the 3-0 score after controlling a right side feed from Central’s most exciting player of the game, Nathan Lewis.

Teams

Racing FC: 1.Floreal Jodelky (GK), 2.Lourent Estenio, 4.Philippe Junior (13.Louissaint Kervenson 71st minute), 5.Senatus Ernso Jr., 7.Charles Bendy, 10.Valcourt Ojulesse (Capt.) (6.Joseph Mitchelson 65th minute), 11.Guillaume Stevenson, 17.Daniel Jamesly, 18.Paul Marckendel, 19.Jean Pierre Guerson, 22.Pierre Francy (35.Metayer Marckenly 81st minute).

Coach: David Thelemaque

Central FC: 30.Montel Joseph (GK); 5.Carlyle Mitchell (Capt.), 9.Tyrone Charles (15.Kaydion Gabriel 55th minute), 11.Darren Mitchell, 12.Taryk Sampson, 13.Rhondel Gibson (29.Jesse Joseph 77th minute), 17.Anthony Wolfe, 18.Densill Theobald, 19.Jason Marcano, 22.Jameel Neptune (10.Keron Cummings 60th minute), 27.Nathan Lewis.

Coach: Stern John

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Re: 2018 Caribbean Club Championship Thread
« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2018, 08:38:42 AM »
Jason Marcano has lifted the Caribbean Club Championship trophy on two occasions with Central FC.  On Friday, he scored in the Sharks’ 3-0 win over Racing FC, giving the Trinidad & Tobago power hope that a third title is possible. He spoke to CONCACAF.com after the match.

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Re: 2018 Caribbean Club Championship Thread
« Reply #67 on: February 11, 2018, 02:17:44 PM »
Any stream for today’s game?

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Re: 2018 Caribbean Club Championship Thread
« Reply #68 on: February 11, 2018, 04:20:55 PM »
Any stream for today’s game?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3qEfxBiPDU

Supposedly starting at 8 pm TT time, coulda swear it was originally 7 pm. If anybody could confirm time that would be good.

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Re: 2018 Caribbean Club Championship Thread
« Reply #69 on: February 11, 2018, 06:15:42 PM »
who is the blond playng on the left for Central?
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« Reply #70 on: February 11, 2018, 06:27:43 PM »
Central in Blue?
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« Reply #71 on: February 11, 2018, 06:28:36 PM »
Ok yeah. they are.
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« Reply #72 on: February 11, 2018, 07:12:34 PM »
Central playing with they food. Hope they food eh eat them.
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« Reply #73 on: February 11, 2018, 07:16:27 PM »
Goal

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« Reply #74 on: February 11, 2018, 07:27:50 PM »
To much ball oriented defending.
Stupid Penalty to give away.
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« Reply #75 on: February 11, 2018, 07:31:54 PM »
who is the blond playng on the left for Central?

Jason Marcano
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« Reply #76 on: February 11, 2018, 07:54:12 PM »
Wasn't pretty but Central got it done.
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Re: 2018 Caribbean Club Championship Thread
« Reply #77 on: February 11, 2018, 08:15:18 PM »
Was it 1-0?

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« Reply #78 on: February 11, 2018, 08:25:38 PM »
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« Reply #79 on: February 11, 2018, 09:11:42 PM »
FINAL: Atlántico FC 0-1 Central FC. An own goal by Yoan Melo gives Central the victory and a place in the final round of the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship.
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« Reply #80 on: February 11, 2018, 09:23:56 PM »
Congrats to Central.

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« Reply #81 on: February 11, 2018, 11:04:52 PM »
Congrats to Central.

Congrats indeed. They have had to surpass a lot of impediments to get to this point.
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« Reply #82 on: February 12, 2018, 07:19:30 AM »
Congrats to Central.

Congrats indeed. They have had to surpass a lot of impediments to get to this point.


I may not agree with Brent on something’s, but his team overcome impediments to to qualify. He and his group did well to get his team to move to the next stage. Also big up the private firm that came to their “rescue” with the much needed financial support.

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« Reply #84 on: February 12, 2018, 01:55:44 PM »
Central cools hot-tempered Atlántico to reach 2018 Caribbean Club Championship finals
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Trinidad and Tobago Pro League outfit Central FC have booked a fourth consecutive Caribbean Club Championship finals spot after topping Group B of the 2018 edition with a hard-fought 1-0 win over hot-tempered hosts Atlántico FC on Sundaynight at the Estadio Cibao in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Atlántico fell behind on the hour mark through a Yoan Melo own-goal and were later denied from the penalty spot before having a goal disallowed for a handball, then saw defender Yesion Murillo ejected by a red card deep in stoppage time as they exited the tournament.

Central, champions of 2015 and 2016 and fourth-placed finishers in 2017, won Group B with six points, two ahead Jamaica’s Portmore United and Atlántico, who finished second and third respectively and only separated by goal-difference, while Haiti’s Racing FC finished bottom of the group.

Central advances to face Group A runners-up Arnett Gardens (Jamaica) in the semi-finals—tentatively set for May—while Portmore, who were edged 1-0 by Racing in their final group game on Sunday, must take on Group A winners Club Atletico Pantoja of Dominican Republic.

Last season, Dominica Republic’s Cibao FC edged Trinidadian club San Juan Jabloteh 1-0 in Trinidad to lift the Caribbean crown on debut and earned the region’s spot in the 2018 Concacaf Champions League. Back then Jabloteh, Portmore and Central, by virtue of finishing second, third and fourth respectively, qualified for the inaugural 2017 Concacaf League for Central American and Caribbean clubs.

This season, the Caribbean champions will gain a place in the 2019 Concacaf Champions League, while the runner-up and third place finishers will qualify for the 2018 Concacaf League.

The fourth-place side, however, will face the winners of the Tier 2 tournament -- Caribbean Club Shield -- in a playoff to determine the third club that will represent the Caribbean in the 2018 Concacaf League. The Tier 2 champions, however, must comply with the minimum CONCACAF Club Licensing requirements to secure participation.

Central, also champions on debut became the second club after Puerto Rico Islanders to successfully defend the crown in the new era, and the Couva Sharks seem intent on putting their hands on the Caribbean title once more this season.

“Now, it’s a new team, so we’ve got to have that drive and that fight again,” veteran attacker Jason Marcano told concacaf.com. Marcano was a vital part of the Central FC teams that won the Caribbean crown in 2015 and 2016.

Headed by coach Stern John and his new support staff that includes assistant coach Walt Noriega, Central were equipped with a brilliant bunch of experience and youth and though starting the campaign on the wrong end of a 2-0 score against Portmore United (Wednesday), the Sharks rebounded brilliantly with a 3-0 hammering of Haiti’s Racing FC (Friday) before edging Atlántico in the group finale.

Earlier on Sunday, Portmore’s unbeaten trot was snapped by Racing, the Haitians snatching the narrow 1-0 win through attacker Daniel Jameley who controlled a long pass out of the back in the 27th minute then drifted in from the left before curling a delightful shot past the Jamaicans’ goalkeeper for a lead that they never let up.

Central, needing nothing less than a victory in the second game against Atlántico, broke the hosts on the hour mark when left-back Melo inadvertently turned an angled Darren Mitchell effort into the back of his own net after the Dominicans failed to avert danger when Densill Theobald floated a cross into the middle of the box.

Mitchell, however, would give away a penalty on the other end in the 70th minute after bundling Joel Perucci to ground in the box. But Central’s 21-year-old former England-based shot-stopper Montel Joseph brilliantly matched Perucci’s left-footed blast from the spot with a diving save to his right.

Herlyn Cuica then had the ball in the back of the Sharks’ net from the resulting corner but Jamaican referee Oshane Nation was well positioned to spot the ball off the midfielder’s arm and disallowed the goal.

Joseph had also made a shutout moments before the break to keep out a powerful left-footed attempt from above the box by Cristofer Reynoso, who, on the stroke of the half, flashed another try across the face of goal.

However it was Central who enjoyed the major share of dangerous attacks and forward Jason Marcano could have had his name on the scoresheet twice within the first dozen of minutes, including forcing Atlántico goalkeeper Cristian Blanco into a miraculous save that saw the ball spin over the top.

Blanco had to be sharp on 57 minutes when Rhondell Gibson tried to beat the Atlántico goalie from 25 yards out, but the Central midfielder’s effort took a slight deflection to fly wide of the post.

And after conceding three minutes later, Atlántico tempers began to flare and it didn’t come a surprise when referee Nation had to issue defender Murillo a direct red card for pulling Darren Mitchell to ground above the box as his team’s last line of defence before Blanco as Central attempted to out the hosts’ lights in the fourth of five minutes stoppage-time.

Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship 2018
Group B (Dominican Republic)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Central FC 0 v Portmore United FC 2 (Ricardo Morris 47’, Jermie Lynch 86’), at Estadio Cibao, Santiago, Dominican Republic;

Atlántico FC 2 (Engelbert Briceño 7’, Jarol Herrera 16’) v Racing FC 1 (Charles Bendy 27’), at Estadio Cibao, Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Friday, February 9, 2018   
Racing FC 0 v Central FC 3 (Jason Marcano 11’, Paul Marckendel Own Goal 40’, Tyrone Charles 49’), at Estadio Cibao, Santiago, Dominican Republic;

Atlántico FC 2 (Herlyn Cuica 77', 87') v Portmore United FC 2 (Javon East 41', Ewan Grandison 72' pen.), at Estadio Cibao, Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Sunday, February 11, 2018
Portmore United FC 0 v Racing FC 1 (Daniel Jameley 27’), at Estadio Cibao, Santiago, Dominican Republic;

Atlántico FC 0 v Central FC 1 (Yoan Melo Own Goal 60’), at Estadio Cibao, Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Group A (Trinidad and Tobago)
Wednesday 31 January 2018
Club Atletico Pantoja 0 vs Arnett Gardens 0, at Ato Boldon Stadium;

W Connection 0 vs Real Hope Football Academy 1 (Jeudy Johnson 2’), at Ato Boldon Stadium.

Friday, February 2, 2018       
Real Hope FA 0 vs Atletico Pantoja 3 (Luis Espinal 35’, Armando Maita 40’, 59’), at Ato Boldon Stadium.

W Connection 2 (Marcus Joseph 2’, 13) vs Arnett Gardens 1 (Fabien Reid 61’ pen.), at Ato Boldon Stadium.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Arnett Gardens FC 4 (Fabien Reid 65’, 86’ pen., 90’+2, Leon Strickland 90’) v Real Hope FA 0, at Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad;

W Connection FC 0 v Club Atletico Pantoja 3 (Luis Espinal 27’, Armando Maita 30’, Juan Carlos López 65’ pen.), at Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad.

Teams at the Estadio Cibao on Sunday
Atlántico FC: 1.Cristian Blanco (GK), 2.Yoan Melo (21.Eduin Munoz 66th minute), 3.Pablo Ceverino (20.Ronaldo Cuellar 83rd minute), 5.Daniel Luis Saez, 7.Joel Perucci, 8.Lis Welkin (10.Adrian Salcedo 69th minute), 9.Engelbert Briceno, 11.Jarol Herrera, 17.Yesion Murillo, 19.Cristofer Reynoso, 30.Herlyn Cuica.

Coach - Nahuel Bernabeu

Central FC: 30.Montel Joseph (GK), 5.Carlyle Mitchel (Capt.), 19.Jason Macarno (3.Tyrik John 90th minute), 9.Tyrone Charles (15.Kaydion Gabriel 79th minute), 11.Darren Mitchell, 12.Taryk Samson, 13.Rondell Gibson, 17.Anthony Wolfe, 22.Jameel Neptune, 27.Nathan Lewis, 18.Densill Theobald.

Coach: Stern John
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« Reply #85 on: February 12, 2018, 02:58:57 PM »
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Central FC: 30.Montel Joseph (GK), 5.Carlyle Mitchel (Capt.), 19.Jason Macarno (3.Tyrik John 90th minute), 9.Tyrone Charles (15.Kaydion Gabriel 79th minute), 11.Darren Mitchell, 12.Taryk Samson, 13.Rondell Gibson, 17.Anthony Wolfe, 22.Jameel Neptune, 27.Nathan Lewis, 18.Densill Theobald.

Coach: Stern John

Just before the own goal is scored, there's a player wearing a wristband (or a bandage) positioned inside the penalty area. Who is that?
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« Reply #86 on: February 12, 2018, 03:26:22 PM »
This football was kind of wild. Portmore beat Central 2 zip.  Central beat Racing 3 zip. Racing beat Portmore 1 zip.

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Central FC: 30.Montel Joseph (GK), 5.Carlyle Mitchel (Capt.), 19.Jason Macarno (3.Tyrik John 90th minute), 9.Tyrone Charles (15.Kaydion Gabriel 79th minute), 11.Darren Mitchell, 12.Taryk Samson, 13.Rondell Gibson, 17.Anthony Wolfe, 22.Jameel Neptune, 27.Nathan Lewis, 18.Densill Theobald.

Coach: Stern John

Just before the own goal is scored, there's a player wearing a wristband (or a bandage) positioned inside the penalty area. Who is that?

Ah think dat is Tyrone Charles.
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Stern John credits Central players for delivering when it mattered
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Former National striker and current Senior Men’s team assistant coach Stern John is not getting carried away but believes that the members of Central FC deserve credit for their efforts in pulling off two back to back wins in Santo Domingo to advance to the final phase of the Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship.

After suffering a 2-0 loss to Portmore United in their opening encounter last week, HydroTech Central FC were left with a daunting tasking of securing victories in their remaining two matches to stand a chance of staying alive in the competition. And the clubs recent history was not on their side as the run of results in the 2017 Pro League season did not favour the Central Sharks.

But John and the rest of the club’s management and technical staff stuck together and were able to guide the side through some form of transformation over the past few weeks leading to a 3-0 win over Racing of Haiti and a 1-0 win on Sunday over Dominican Republic side Atlantico FC.

“This is a massive win for the club. When we first started preparation for this tournament which was about a month ago, my main concern was putting a team together to compete. We were in our off season and my main concern was getting the boys up to a decent fitness level so that we could at least come and compete. The players worked their socks off to get to this point and they deserved a lot of credit for the results,”John told TTFA Media.

“It’s been a while that we’ve seen a Trinidad and Tobago team play away from home with that kind of desire to fight and come away with results when we needed it in this type of situation. The home team was pretty decent and made it difficult for us up until the final whistle,” the former Birmingham City and Sunderland striker noted.

“We lost the first match but then we rallied together as a team and we came back and won the second game. Then we knew we had it in us to get the result in the final game. We had a lot of guys who were sick with some of the guys suffering from food poisoning and stomach virus. So they showed a lot of character to put that aside and come out and grind out the results in the last two games,” John added.

John took over head coach duties in 2017 after taking up the post as assistant coach to Dennis Lawrence on the national team earlier in the year.

“For me as head coach at this level for the first time, I was buzzing with the performance and to see the players work together and play for each other. Credit also has to go to some of the senior players such as Carlyle Mitchell who was maybe the MVP of the tournament and Densill Theobald as well as the youngster Rhondell Gibson who stepped in and did a job for us. The whole atmosphere around the club was really good and that’s a good sign for us.

“The key factor for us winning the game against Atlantico was showing character because we had a number of players really sick and even vomiting a couple hours before the game. I knew we had the quality to compete at this level but it was a good feeling to see the players digging deep.

“We had young goalkeeper Montell Joseph in goal for us. He came in as a boy and now he is leaving as a man. He made a fantastic save on the penalty to keep us in the tournament,” John continued. Joseph is an ex-T&T Under 23 and Under 20 custodian.

Central FC now joins and Portmore United and Group A winner Club Atletico Pantoja (Dominican Republic) and runner-up Arnett Gardens (Jamaica) in the Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship finals, with the champion gaining a place in the 2019 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, while the runner-up and third place finishers will qualify for the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF League. The date and venue of that tournament will be announced in due course.

The fourth-place side will face the winner of the Tier 2 tournament — Caribbean Club Shield — in a playoff to determine the third club that will represent the Caribbean in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.
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Re: 2018 Caribbean Club Championship Thread
« Reply #89 on: April 24, 2018, 03:52:46 AM »
Central FC may miss CCC Jamaica match.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Central FC faces an embarrassing exit from the Caribbean Club Championship if it does not raise monies for club travel by this week.

The Brent Sancho-owned team is scheduled to face round two of the championship in Jamaica in May, having progressed from Group B in February. The Sharks which have won the competition twice in the last three years, faces financial challenges and may not be able to take the field in Jamaica.

Sancho told Guardian Media Sports that he has requested assistance from the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs for monies to represent the country regionally, but to no avail.

“I have formally, on three occasions, requested assistance from the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs and SporTT to help alleviate the cost of travel to Jamaica for the tournament. My requests have fallen on deaf ears. Radio silence from both Darryl Smith and now Shamfa Cudjoe, who I sought an audience with last week and I am still yet to hear back from her directly. This is the biggest professional club football event in the Caribbean, yet no one in the Ministry recognises it as important. Surely the $150,000 used to cover up the sexual harassment scandal could have been better spent toward supporting this level of national representation.”

Sancho, an former national defender asked, "Is the lack of support politically motivated? At this point, I am led to believe that being Minister of Sport for the previous administration may have been coloured Smith's decisions regarding professional football. Certainly, since he has taken up office, professional football has suffered. Despite his public promises to support the Pro League, the subvention to clubs was cut and then discontinued completely. If I am the problem, if this is political, then I'll be happy to walk away from professional football rather than see the young players suffer further.”

According to Sancho, “Our situation is very simple. Our players are training without any guarantee of a salary. If we can't raise the funds for travel by next week, I will have to seriously consider withdrawing from the Championship, which be an embarrassing result for local football amongst our regional counterparts.”

Last year Central FC went on a goodwill tour of Tobago in partnership with SporTT. “We did some coaching schools promoting SporTT and in return, SporTT had agreed to pay the airfare to Tobago. Although the trip was a great PR success for it, they reneged on their promise of support and we are now in a legal battle with the travel agent over unpaid airfares. And, of course, we are still owed prize money by the Pro League which have not received promised funding from the Minister of Sport since 2016. I personally have had enough and would rather put my energies into youth and community sport, which is why I recently started my own Foundation.”

Meanwhile, Sancho is still hoping that corporate T&T will step up to help. “We have received promises from some companies to help, but we are still short of our budget for this competition. Time is running out, and we will have to make a 'go, no go' decision by next week.”

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