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Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the CEO and 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.

Connection, Caledonia defend T&T football in CFU semis tonight

… P/Rico and Antigua clubs in the way at Marabella   “From a Trinidad and Tobago standpoint, we are out of the Olympic and World Cup qualifying campaigns,” said Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA coach Jamaal Shabazz. “So this gives us a chance to still keep in touch with the …

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National coaches unpaid; TTFF blames Sport Ministry

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation’s (TTFF) coaches are going unpaid and its debts are mounting as the Sport Ministry’s recent apparent indifference to the local football body threatens to create a crisis within the nation’s most popular sport. Anthony Harford, chairman of the TTFF’s marketing firm All Sport Promotion, …

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Shabazz’s Guyana set for historic bow in Mexico

It takes a lot to unnerve 48-year-old Guyana national football team coach and Trinidad and Tobago export, Jamaal Shabazz. As a 26-year-old, Shabazz was involved in an attempted coup in his homeland—he was subsequently pardoned by the State—while the former goalkeeper is arguably best known for his work in the …

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Post-Warner CONCACAF still smouldering

When new president, Jeffrey Webb ended his acceptance speech on 23 May, 2012 at the five-star Boscolo Hotel in Budapest, Hungary, football officials from the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, otherwise known as CONCACAF, rose to their feet to give him a standing ovation. There was …

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Wired868 examines Warner’s supposed police acquittal

Trinidad and Tobago’s national security bodies marked a new low this week in terms of organisation, investigative work, communication and, arguably, credibility. Minister of Works and Infrastructure and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner was at the heart of the chaos. On Monday, the PSC issued a press release which claimed …

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Warner lied about Centre of Excellence

Ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner told yesterday’s Sunday Guardian that he does not own the Dr João Havelange Centre of Excellence in Macoya. Prior to that on Friday, the current Minister of Works and Infrastructure also told CNC3 that the multi-sport complex was a gift from former FIFA President, Havelange, …

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Caledonia, WCFC face fresh CFU leadership

There was applause and handshakes all round in midweek at the Boscolo New York Palace Hotel in Budapest, Hungary as Cayman Islands’ Jeffrey Webb and Antigua and Barbuda’s Gordon Derrick officially replaced controversial ex-FIFA Vice President and Works Minister Jack Warner at the helm of the CONCACAF and Caribbean Football …

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Derrick is new CFU president

The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has broken ranks with its traditional leaders as Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) general secretary Gordon Derrick and a new-look cast was elected into governance at its ordinary congress today at the Boscolo Hotel in Budapest, Hungary. Derrick, who heads an event and marketing …

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CFU Executive changes crew

The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has broken ranks with its traditional leaders as Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) general secretary Gordon Derrick and a new-look cast was elected into governance at its ordinary congress today at the Boscolo Hotel in Budapest, Hungary. Derrick, who heads an event and marketing …

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Warner’s Taylor faces CFU ballot today

Acting Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner’s thoughts are likely to return to the football field today as his long-time colleague and former employee, Harold Taylor, lines up among four candidates to seek election to the post of Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president in Budapest, …

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Soldiers pummel Caledonia for Pro Bowl title

The Trinidad and Tobago soldiers faced more than their share of defiance in the 2011/12 Pro League season. But Thursday night was not one of those moments. In the 2012 Digicel Pro Bowl final at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, the Defence Force exploded and, for once, …

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