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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.

SSFL 2022: St Mary’s win promotion to Premier Division, despite playing “under protest” at “deplorable” Siparia surface

St Mary’s College made light of a dodgy surface in Siparia to motor their way back into the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division competition in 2023 today. The “Saints” whipped Siparia West Secondary 5-2 in a Big 5 game played “under protest” at the Siparia Sporting Complex or …

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Intercol 2022: “Caps” appeal Rivers ruling, as Chaguanas “tentatively” set to face Benedict’s tomorrow

The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Appeals Committee will determine tomorrow’s 2022 National Intercol quarterfinal match-up, after Carapichaima East Secondary formally protested the decision to suspend them from the competition. “Caps” defeated Chaguanas North Secondary Secondary 6-5 via kicks from the penalty mark in the Central Zone Intercol final on …

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SSFL 2022: “Caps” dumped from Intercol as Rivers ruling runs deep, but Premier status still uncertain

Carapichaima East Secondary are out of the 2022 National Intercol competition, after the Secondary School Football League (SSFL) Disciplinary Committee upheld a protest by Chaguanas North Secondary against their use of goalkeeper Nicholai Rivers. Rivers saved a penalty in Carapichaima East’s 7-6 win over Chaguanas North via kicks from the …

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SSFL 2022: Fixtures Committee brushes off Arima’s “no confidence motion”, after Big 5 confusion

“[…] How can the SSFL decide that an unavailable ground is reason enough to postpone an already rescheduled game in a tournament that has already started a month late—and when there were grounds available elsewhere? “[…] I object to (SSFL assistant secretary administration and fixtures committee member) Gerald Elliot’s disregard …

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Intercol 2022: “South Zone is the most difficult!” Cooper braces for Pres-Naps derby, with Benedict’s lurking

For the first time in recent Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) memory, the Presentation College (San Fernando) versus Naparima College derby will be the appetizer rather than the main course in south Trinidad. On Wednesday 16 November, the “Pres Lions”, the defending South and National Intercol champions, face their old …

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Intercol 2022: Fatima maul Blanchisseuse 11-0, as “Bison” shares process that led to 12 T&T U-17 picks

Fatima College recorded the biggest win of the 2022 National Intercol competition so far on Friday evening, as they mauled second tier outfit Blanchisseuse Secondary 11-0 in a North Zone quarterfinal fixture at Serpentine Road in St Clair. Fatima will meet East Mucurapo Secondary in the North semifinals on Friday …

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SSFL 2022: Manzanilla Sec demoted for fielding non-student, East Zone standings rearranged

Manzanilla Secondary have been booted from the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) East Zone Championship Division, for fielding a player who is not a student in the second tier competition. Midfielder Keshawn Diaz debuted for Manzanilla against Valencia Secondary on 23 September and played throughout the first and second rounds …

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Fatima get 12 picks on T&T U-17 longlist, with 28 of 35 players from just four schools

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) yesterday revealed the current local-based longlist of Men’s National Under-17 Team head coach Shawn Cooper, with a remarkable 28 from his 35 member provisional squad coming from just four schools. Fatima College, the beaten Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Big 4 finalists, account …

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Intercol 2022: Tranquil stun “Terminix Trinity Moka”, plus potential North relegation kerfuffle

Tranquillity Secondary produced the shock of the 2022 Coca Cola National Intercol competition so far, as they edged Trinity College (Moka) 4-2 yesterday, via kicks from the penalty mark, to advance to the North Zone quarterfinals. Their reward is a match-up with Premier Division outfit, Queen’s Royal College, from 3.30pm …

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