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One-on-one with Shemel Louison

Twenty-three year old Caledonia AIA goalkeeper Shemel Louison’s sporting career started behind the stumps as a wicket keeper in Grenada. Devon Dowden, a youth team coach in Mt Moritz, challenged Louison to try football instead and his love for the game blossomed. Louison was just 20-years-old when he made his …

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Jamaica’s club footballers cry foul over poor salaries

The promise of fame and fortune has fuelled many a youngster’s dream of becoming a professional footballer. The realisation of such dreams is epitomised by the likes of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, whose skills have made them household names and landed them …

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Foul! T&T U-20 women face W/Cup heartbreak against Costa Rica

The only sound in the Trinidad and Tobago national under-20 women team’s dressing room last night was the sound of sobbing. Instead of toasts, there were tears. The “Soca Princesses”, who already set a new high for the women’s program by qualifying for the CONCACAF semi-final round, came within five …

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ESPN retells the tragic tale of Akeem Adams

Akeem Adams was 22 years old when his body finally gave up its fight on 30 December 2013, at the Varosmajori Heart Clinic in Budapest, Hungary. Adams had spent three months fighting for his life with a mechanical heart and an amputated leg, the amiable, dreadlocked young Ferencvaros defender from …

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USA routs T&T; but Princesses can book W/Cup spot on Sunday

First, the good news: the present Trinidad and Tobago national under-20 women’s team is just 90 minutes away from becoming the first local team to ever qualify for a FIFA women’s competition. The “Soca Princesses” meet Costa Rica from 5 pm on Sunday at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in …

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