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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.

Rochford sparkles but ‘Showtime’ has last laugh as Cunupia clobber Santa Rosa

“It was an easy game,” said Cunupia FC coach Michael De Four, as he mused over his outfit’s 5-2 thrashing of FC Santa Rosa in Ascension Invitational action last night. “[…] We didn’t get much from the game in terms of learning as a team because they didn’t offer us …

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Maylee: Women’s football is an afterthought for DJW! Fury as T&T U-17 women’s game scrapped

Women’s football stakeholders are again accusing Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams and his support staff—including general secretary Camara David—of sexism and disrespect, after the Women’s National Under-17 Team were again left without a chance to wear ‘red, black and white’ at the ongoing TTFA Youth Invitational …

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Seven Connection players in T&T U-15 team; ‘Dada’ and Look Loy complain about poaching

Trinidad and Tobago Boys’ National Under-15 Team head coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier has announced his 20-man squad for this week’s TTFA Youth Invitational Tournament. The Boys National Under-15s, who are captained by Trendsetter Hawks midfielder Jaheim Marshall, will play Panama, Venezuela and Mexico on 17, 19 and 21 July respectively while …

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Lawrence: ‘Every game is a final now’; new Qatar qualifying format spells trouble for T&T

Trinidad and Tobago’s hopes of qualifying directly for the Qatar 2022 World Cup can be over before it has begun, courtesy of Concacaf’s new qualifying format which allows a significant shortcut to teams based on FIFA rankings. Concacaf announced today that it will select its six football nations for the …

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‘It’s part-time footballers vs professionals!’ Lawrence talks Gold Cup, Pro League… and Peltier

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team head coach Dennis Lawrence pointed to the issues plaguing the Pro League as one possible cause for the Soca Warriors’ woeful form during his tenure. Lawrence, whose team finished bottom of Group D at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup between the United States, …

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Who was T&T’s best and worst coach in this millennium? Wired868 uses stats to answer

“At the end of the day, [Dennis Lawrence] does not have to put the ball be­hind the net and nei­ther do I,” Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams told the Trinidad Guardian. “[Lawrence] is a pro­fes­sion­al and well-trained coach, who […] has coached at the high­est lev­el …

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Molino strikes as T&T tie Guyana; DJW absolves himself and Lawrence of blame

Attacking midfielder Kevin Molino ended Trinidad and Tobago’s seven-match goal drought tonight but it was not enough to get a win as the Soca Warriors settled for a 1-1 draw with Guyana at the Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas. Head coach Dennis Lawrence has now overseen eight successive games without …

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“Trinbago football is in disarray!” DJW mum as petition for his removal nears 1,500 signatures

Does Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams feel in any way responsible for the Concacaf Gold Cup performances of the Men’s National Senior Team—his self-titled ‘flagship’ team—or any other national outfit for that matter? John-Williams did not respond to questions from Wired868 on the matter and, to …

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Board members want urgent meeting after USA humiliation, over 500 fans call for DJW to resign

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) Board members Keith Look Loy and Susan Joseph-Warrick are urging president David John-Williams to call an urgent Board meeting to discuss the Men’s National Senior Team, in the wake of their 6-0 loss to the United States last night—which is a record defeat for …

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