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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.

TTFA makes further payments to Soca Warriors, coaches and office staff, but still in arrears

The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team players have finally been paid off for the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying series as well as for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup qualifying round. A source confirmed that, on Friday, players started receiving payment for outstanding match fees from outings against …

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Davis voted new TTSL president, Dean and Barnard elected VPs while board and TTFA reps selected

The Trinidad and Tobago Super League has its third president, as member clubs elected Prison Service FC vice-president Lee Davis to run the two-island republic’s second tier competition in a virtual election today. Davis, who is also a Prisons superintendent and vice-president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association …

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‘What does Hadad know about coaching?!’ George and Elie praise Eve but slam appointment ‘process’

Unified Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago (UFCTT) interim president Jefferson George and former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) technical committee member Ken Elie both suggested that Angus Eve is the right coach to lead the Soca Warriors. However, both expressed misgivings about the manner in which Eve was …

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TTFA skips tendering process and hands Eve senior and U-20 portfolios; coach identifies recruits for both teams

Interim Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team head coach Angus Eve was rewarded with a two-year contract today, which should see him lead the Soca Warriors through the 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League competition. His new contract expires on 31 March 2023. Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad made the …

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‘Blatant disrespect!’ Players lift lid on G/Cup feud, which almost saw T&T withdraw before Mexico game

The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team came within a whisker of elimination from the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup tournament before the competition even started in earnest.  But the wily opponent that nearly chopped down the Soca Warriors, according to the players themselves, was not French Guiana or Montserrat …

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The CoP and the Commissioner’s Cup Pt 2: Griffith III’s scholarship, Fenwick’s broken promises, and heartbroken communities

“The concept of sport is going to play a very big part towards a young person moving away from a life of crime,” Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith told a CNC3 sport reporter, at the opening of the inaugural Commissioner’s Cup at the Mickey Trotman Recreation Ground in Pinto on …

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The CoP and the Commissioner’s Cup: How Fenwick tried to turn a $300k PYC proposal into a $2.8 mil project

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith peered across the table at roughly half a dozen glum police officers in the Administration Building in Port-of-Spain. They were troubled about something but clearly too nervous to speak plainly. From several accounts, Griffith had no intention of making it any easier for them to …

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Cummings: I’m hungrier than ever! ‘Ball Pest’ discusses his health, the Soca Warriors and the Pro League’s problem

“[…] Years ago, there were three rounds [in the Pro League] plus a cup and a Reserve League. Now it is two rounds with eight or nine teams and no cup, with no Reserve League. “[…] The younger players are not getting to play enough football anymore. Judah Garcia played …

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