Displeased by their rookie performance thus far in the TT Pro League, the management of Ma Pau SC made the early move of sending head coach Ron La Forest on a talent search mission in Brazil—considered as the mecca football nation—and he returned full of confidence.
Currently Ma Pau are in ninth position with just 8 points after twelve matches—unacceptable according to La Forest.
“We are hurting just as any parent would feel,” said la Forest. “We can consider ourselves bleeding at the moment.”
However La Forest still holds the hopes of finishing in the top six this season.
“At the beginning of the season we said that we are aiming to finish in the top six and we still hold this belief.”
Nine Brazilians are expected to arrive in Trinidad on Friday, seven players and two technical staff members all of Sao Paulo and scouted by La Forest in his June visit to Brazil.
“These players are going to add a new breed of life in Trinidad and Tobago football. They are going to bring entertainment and goals to our club which is something that we lack in local football,” continued the Ma Pau coach.
He said that the introduction of Brazillians had done alot for W Connection in the past and he hopes the same can happen for his club. La Forest is also expected to sign three Tobagonians during the transfer window as the club moves into a transition period. The Ma Pau coach is expected to name his cut later this week adding that only the best players will remain at the club.
W Connection vs San Juan Jabloteh—4pm, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium
Defence Force vs Tobago United—6pm, Mannie Ramjohn Stadium
Joe Public vs Caledonia AIA—4pm, Marvin Lee Stadium
United Petrotrin vs Ma Pau SC—4pm, Palo Seco Recreation Ground
North East Stars vs St Ann’s Rangers—4pm, Larry Gomes Stadium