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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.

Defiant Warriors are into Caribbean Cup finals

Two months ago, the Trinidad and Tobago national football team was on the verge of elimination from the Caribbean Cup without kicking a ball as the Sport Ministry initially refused to financially support what Permanent Secretary Ashwin Creed described as an abysmal team. On Sunday afternoon, those same “Soca Warriors” …

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Shorthanded Warriors vow to fight against Martinique

The Trinidad and Tobago national football team could feasibly have just 15 available players for tomorrow’s 2012 Caribbean Cup semifinal fixture against Martinique in Antigua after the Caribbean Football Union denied its request to replace two injured players. The “Soca Warriors” play Martinique from 5 pm at the Antigua Recreation …

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Warriors send SOS for Marcano and Leon

The Trinidad and Tobago national football team has been granted special permission from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU)  to add St Ann’s Rangers attacker Jason Marcano and DIRECTV W Connection midfielder Clyde Leon to its squad as the “Soca Warriors” chase their first Caribbean Cup title since 2001. Marcano and …

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T&T celebrates Gold Cup spot after Haitian help

Thirty-nine years ago, Haiti extinguished the football dreams of one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most gifted generations with a controversial 2-1 World Cup qualifying win in Port-au-Prince. Tonight, Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago players celebrated the same result as a nail-biting 1-0 win for the French-speaking Islanders over host nation …

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Warriors edge Dominican Republic but wait on Haiti

Trinidad and Tobago captain Jan-Michael Williams made a brilliant late save from Dominican Republic striker Jonathan Fana to keep the country’s 2012 Caribbean Cup campaign alive by a thread as the “Soca Warriors” edged the Dominican Republic 2-1 at the Antigua Recreation Ground in St John’s, Antigua. Trinidad and Tobago …

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Depleted Warriors vow to come out fighting

Even victory against the Dominican Republic tomorrow evening might not be enough to salvage Trinidad and Tobago’s 2012 Caribbean Cup aspirations. The “Soca Warriors” tackle the Dominican Republic from 5 pm at the Antigua Recreation Ground in St John’s but, regardless of the possible size of their  victory, the dual …

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Warriors on the brink after loss to Antigua

The Trinidad and Tobago national football team is on the verge of elimination from the 2012 Caribbean Cup after a 2-0 loss to host Antigua and Barbuda tonight at the Antigua Recreation Ground in St John’s. The result leaves the “Soca Warriors” at the bottom of Group A after two …

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Stars triumph puts S/Grande over the moon

North East Stars owner Darryl Mahabir was in orbit on Friday night at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain. Minutes earlier, the Sangre Grande-based football club had edged Defence Force 4-2 on penalties to clinch the 2012 Toyota Classic Cup crown. But Mahabir did not point towards the …

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T&T footballers held goalless by Haiti

The Trinidad and Tobago national football team started its 2012 Caribbean Cup finals campaign this evening with a goalless draw against Haiti at the Antigua Recreation Ground, Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua and Barbuda faces the Dominican Republic later tonight in a Group A double header at the Antigua Recreation Ground. …

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T&T’s Caribbean Cup campaign live online

Wired868.com will not be the only online treat for Trinidad and Tobago football fans over the next fortnight. The 2012 Caribbean Cup will be streamed live online at www.caribbeanfootball.org. An agreement has also been reached between CMC Sport and the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) which means a televised feed for …

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Shabazz suggests painless future T&T squad selections

New Trinidad and Tobago national football team co-head coach Jamaal Shabazz will never be accused of a shortage of ideas. Less than two weeks into his post, Shabazz has already raised concerns about the perceived lack of transparency in the selection of national players. Now, the former Neal & Massy …

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