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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.

Mars: Women’s staff appointments show why Hadad-led NC urgently needs standing committees!

Unified Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago (UFCTT) general secretary Rayshawn Mars has urged the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee to re-appoint technical and finance standing committees to better serve the local game, in the wake of the controversial recent selections to the Women’s National Senior Team technical staff. On Wednesday, the …

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TTFA announces Senior Women’s staff; La Foucade: ‘Everyone was given a fair chance’

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), guided at present by the Robert Hadad-led Fifa-appointed normalisation committee, has apparently reversed its position on providing an entirely local-based technical staff to assist Women’s National Senior Team head coach James Thomas. A TTFA press release this afternoon confirmed instead that Charlie Mitchell …

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Should Moore be expected of Eve against Guatemala? Wired868 makes an offensive case for T&T

“We have to be realistic in our thinking,” said Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team interim head coach Angus Eve, as a journalist asked how he would approach tomorrow’s final Concacaf Gold Cup Group A assignment against Guatemala from 10pm in Frisco. “We can’t go hell for leather and …

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Eve raring to go against El Salvador, T&T get security detail as Mexicans rage at Warriors and ref

The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team have received 24-hour protection from the Frisco Police Department since Monday, according to a release from the TTFA Media. The Soca Warriors will also be accompanied by Consul security, Inspector Peter Fraser, for the remainder of their time at the 2021 Concacaf Gold …

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Eve urges Concacaf to punish Mexico, as T&T players subjected to racist abuse and death threats

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team interim head coach Angus Eve called on Concacaf to ‘make an example’ of Mexico, after national footballers and officials were besieged with obscene, abusive messages, racist taunts and death threats, following the goalless draw between the two nations on 10 July 2021. Mexico, …

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Eve’s gamble pays off as Trinidad and Tobago defy Mexico; Phillip stars in goalless draw

Defiant, disciplined, dogged. The Soca Warriors are back! At the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team faced over 40,000 Mexican supporters, 15 Mexico players, one Argentine and, apparently, hundreds of sweaty uncouth homophobes. But at the final whistle, they remained unbowed in their …

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Mekeil and Powder are in, Curaçao are out, and Warriors test negative for Covid-19—despite night out

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team interim head coach Angus Eve has replaced injured midfielders Khaleem Hyland and Judah Garcia with a pair of United States-based defenders, Mekeil Williams and Noah Powder, for the group stage of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. The 30-year-old Williams, who has 30 national …

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