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Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the managing director and chief editor at Wired868.com and a journalist with over 20 years experience at several Trinidad and Tobago and international publications including Play the Game, World Soccer, UK Guardian and the Trinidad Express.

“A fine would be much better!”; Malick appeal points deduction for late registration

Malick Secondary head coach Anthony Bartholomew said the school has appealed a Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) decision to overturn their opening win over Chaguanas North Secondary, due to their late registration of players. On Wednesday 14 September, Malick travelled to African Grounds in Enterprise and thumped Chaguanas North 4-1 …

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SSFL 2022: Championship matches postponed on eve of kickoff due to “logistical and technical constraints”

The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) executive committee today announced the postponement of Boys Championship Division matches in the North, East, Central and Tobago Zones, barely 24 hours before kickoff on Tuesday 13 September. The decision will impact 24 schools across Trinidad and Tobago who were preparing to make their …

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Court adjourns TTFA repayment hearing, to address payoff claims by Warner, Fenwick and Miller

Verified creditors of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), including former coaches and technical directors like Stephen Hart, Anton Corneal, Dennis Lawrence and Kendall Walkes, must wait for another three weeks to find out if their deal with the local football body will stand. Today, the Port of Spain …

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“A privilege and a challenge!” TTFA confirms Cooper appointment AFTER his first session

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) confirmed its appointment of Shawn Cooper as Men’s National Under-17 Team head coach today. The announcement came after Cooper had already overseen his first session on the job. Imagine Manchester City announcing that they signed Erling Haaland after his debut for the “Citizens”. …

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Cooper “earmarked” for T&T U-17 job; national coaches now require certificate of good character

Presentation College (San Fernando) and QPCC head coach Shawn Cooper looks poised to return as Trinidad and Tobago National Under-17 Team head coach, as the local football body aims to rejoin the international youth arena in February 2023. The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), run by a Fifa-appointed normalisation …

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“I completed what was possible [in] time I was here”; Corneal discusses third spell as TTFA TD

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) is in the market for its third technical director within this calendar year, after incumbent Anton Corneal confirmed that he will vacate the post on 31 August. Corneal replaced Dion La Foucade as TTFA technical director on 1 February. It was his third …

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T&T national U-14 boys miss CFU tourney, as N/C fails to raise the funding

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) technical director Anton Corneal called for the prioritising of the local football body’s development programmes after a second national youth team was forced to forfeit an international tournament in the space of two weeks. Last month, the TTFA withdrew its Girls National Under-15 Team …

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First the EPL, then the World (Cup): Verticast’s regional dreams and how football fans can keep up

“[…] We have successfully, over the last two months, negotiated carry agreements with cable companies for the channels that will be carrying all of our content, including the Premier League… but we haven’t been able to sign with some of them, notably Flow and Digicel. “[…] Keeping in mind that …

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