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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.

Fresh W/Cup bonus delay as Judge tries to step aside

Legal representatives for the 2006 World Cup players and the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) are anxiously awaiting word from High Court Judge Devindra Rampersad as to whether he can recuse himself from a contempt charge against TTFF general secretary Richard Groden and former president Oliver Camps. Yesterday at …

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Spain’s conquistadors aren’t done yet

So you’ve lost your taste for tiki-taka, have you? Perhaps you should consider alternative plans for tomorrow when Spain defends its European football crown against Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. Should Spain win, it will become the first nation to win three consecutive major trophies after the …

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Another adjournment in 2006 W/Cup bonus case

The 2006 Germany World Cup bonus dispute had another adjournment today and will resume on 2 July 2012 with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) aiming to convince High Court Judge Devindra Rampersad that he should recuse himself from the case. Wired868 was informed by a legal source that …

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Caledonia AIA takes Caribbean football title

Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA enjoyed the most memorable night of the club’s 32-year history today as the Morvant/Laventille-based football team edged fellow Trinidad and Tobago Pro League team, W Connection, to win the 2012 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella. Twenty-two year …

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Islanders grab CONCACAF date with Beckham

England football star David Beckham and the LA Galaxy will be going to Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Islanders beat Antigua Barracuda 2-0 this evening at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella to secure the final CONCACAF Club Championship spot at stake. The Islanders lifted the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) …

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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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