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Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the managing director and chief 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.

TTFA skips tendering process and hands Eve senior and U-20 portfolios; coach identifies recruits for both teams

Interim Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team head coach Angus Eve was rewarded with a two-year contract today, which should see him lead the Soca Warriors through the 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League competition. His new contract expires on 31 March 2023. Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad made the …

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‘Blatant disrespect!’ Players lift lid on G/Cup feud, which almost saw T&T withdraw before Mexico game

The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team came within a whisker of elimination from the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup tournament before the competition even started in earnest.  But the wily opponent that nearly chopped down the Soca Warriors, according to the players themselves, was not French Guiana or Montserrat …

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The CoP and the Commissioner’s Cup Pt 2: Griffith III’s scholarship, Fenwick’s broken promises, and heartbroken communities

“The concept of sport is going to play a very big part towards a young person moving away from a life of crime,” Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith told a CNC3 sport reporter, at the opening of the inaugural Commissioner’s Cup at the Mickey Trotman Recreation Ground in Pinto on …

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The CoP and the Commissioner’s Cup: How Fenwick tried to turn a $300k PYC proposal into a $2.8 mil project

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith peered across the table at roughly half a dozen glum police officers in the Administration Building in Port-of-Spain. They were troubled about something but clearly too nervous to speak plainly. From several accounts, Griffith had no intention of making it any easier for them to …

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Cummings: I’m hungrier than ever! ‘Ball Pest’ discusses his health, the Soca Warriors and the Pro League’s problem

“[…] Years ago, there were three rounds [in the Pro League] plus a cup and a Reserve League. Now it is two rounds with eight or nine teams and no cup, with no Reserve League. “[…] The younger players are not getting to play enough football anymore. Judah Garcia played …

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Eve and Soca Warriors technical staff still unpaid, TTFA regains HoF and sets AGM date

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team interim head coach Angus Eve and his technical staff are among over a dozen Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) employees still awaiting outstanding salaries from the local football body. Eve was hired as Soca Warriors head coach by the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee …

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Mars: Women’s staff appointments show why Hadad-led NC urgently needs standing committees!

Unified Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago (UFCTT) general secretary Rayshawn Mars has urged the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee to re-appoint technical and finance standing committees to better serve the local game, in the wake of the controversial recent selections to the Women’s National Senior Team technical staff. On Wednesday, the …

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TTFA announces Senior Women’s staff; La Foucade: ‘Everyone was given a fair chance’

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), guided at present by the Robert Hadad-led Fifa-appointed normalisation committee, has apparently reversed its position on providing an entirely local-based technical staff to assist Women’s National Senior Team head coach James Thomas. A TTFA press release this afternoon confirmed instead that Charlie Mitchell …

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Should Moore be expected of Eve against Guatemala? Wired868 makes an offensive case for T&T

“We have to be realistic in our thinking,” said Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team interim head coach Angus Eve, as a journalist asked how he would approach tomorrow’s final Concacaf Gold Cup Group A assignment against Guatemala from 10pm in Frisco. “We can’t go hell for leather and …

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