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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.

National captain omitted from T&T squad

Trinidad and Tobago national football team captain Jan-Michael Williams has thrown his full support behind the technical staff after being overlooked for next Wednesday’s international friendly against Peru at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. Williams has not played competitive football since the 2012 Caribbean Cup finals on December 12 …

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Warriors name squad today for Peru friendly

Trinidad and Tobago joint national senior team coaches Hutson “Barber” Charles and Jamaal Shabazz should meet today to finalise a 20-man squad for next Wednesday’s friendly international against Peru from 8 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. The game could mark a return to international duty for the …

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Pro League diamonds in the rough

In the first of a two-part series, Wired868 reviews the standout performers at the mid-term mark in 2012/13 Digicel Pro League. Here is a list of the League’s upcoming talent that are destined for bigger and better things. (Starting XI) Zane Coker (St Ann’s Rangers/ Goalkeeper/ 23 years old): Neal …

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Glen double sinks Connection

A freaky double strike from 2006 World Cup attacker Cornell Glen stunned DIRECTV W Connection last night as North East Stars downed the defending Pro League champions 2-0 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. The result saw Stars close the gap with third placed Connection to just goal aggregate. …

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Defence Force guns down Police; Central edges Rangers

Trinidad and Tobago international striker Devorn Jorsling scored in his sixth consecutive Digicel Pro League outing yesterday evening as Defence Force brushed aside Police FC 3-1 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. It was the eighth successive Pro League win for the army/coast guard combination and, although the domestic …

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Power to the clubs; TTFF considers constitutional reform

Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) president Raymond Tim Kee yesterday vowed to push through reform of the local body’s controversial constitution after confirming the appointment of ex-FIFA technical committee member and former football manager Richard Braithwaite, former local referees association president and ex-FIFA referee Osmond Downer and Veteran Footballers …

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Caledonia’s FA recovery leaves N/East seeing stars

Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA will defend its TTFF FA Trophy crown in the 2013 finals. The “Eastern Stallions” booked their place in the knock out final tonight as they recovered from a single goal deficit to edge North East Stars 2-1 at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva. Caledonia will …

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Is Tobago racist or is Rampersad an idiot?

The TOP was not routed in Tobago because it is an uninspiring bunch steered by a leader, Ashworth Jack, of questionable integrity and chained to a People’s Partnership that it is dogged by corruption and which treats the electorate as mindless voting machines. Not even close. Tobago voted against TOP …

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T&T footballers eye Korea and Peru friendlies

The Trinidad and Tobago national senior football team is anticipating an exciting start to 2013 as the “Soca Warriors”, according to a source, are closing in on international friendlies against Peru and South Korea in February and March respectively. The Warriors hope to host Peru in Port of Spain on …

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T&TEC raises the voltage with Central FC tie

Welcome back, T&TEC FC. Five months and nine games into the 2012/13 Digicel Pro League season, the “Electricity Boys” finally decided to show up yesterday as they raised the voltage to claim a 1-1 draw against rookie team Central FC at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva. Fashionably late? Last season, …

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