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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.

Eight debutants in T&T squad to face ‘Vincy Heat’; Jabari is in but no room for Radanfah or ‘Showtime’

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team head coach Dennis Lawrence named eight uncapped players in his 20-man squad to face St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday afternoon, as he retained his adventurous selection policy at the helm of the Soca Warriors. The Trinidad and Tobago outfit are scheduled …

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T-League on verge of collapse as Gillette accuses DJW and Camara of betrayal

The much-vaunted T-League, a FIFA-approved and TTFA-run football league involving Trinidad and Tobago’s two top domestic competitions, appears to be on the verge of collapse before a ball is kicked, with leaked correspondence suggesting an about-turn by Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams. Today, Commission chairman Lindsay …

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Abu Bakr helps corner Caesar as Mv’t Caledonia snatch narrow win over Sando

“That f***ing Abu Bakr!” shouted exasperated Club Sando FC head coach Angus Eve on Sunday evening. It was high praise indeed. By the final whistle at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium Training Field in Marabella, Morvant Caledonia AIA had secured their second triumph from as many matches in the Ascension Invitational …

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T&T U-15s strike first but fall 4-1 to Mexico to finish TTFA tourney as table proppers

The Trinidad and Tobago Boys National Under-15 Team saved their best showing for last but it was not enough to earn a point or avoid another lopsided scoreline, as they fell 4-1 to Mexico tonight at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. The result meant the host team lost all …

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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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