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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.

Emergency minutes: More Capelli mystery, De Four, McKnight hired, U-23s axed and U-15 girls snubbed again

The Soca Warriors were already outfitted in Capelli Sport gear a full two weeks before the Emergency Committee sanctioned its kit deal on behalf of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA). The dodgy timeline for the TTFA’s latest equipment sponsor was one of several notable revelations from the football …

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Camara denies Women’s coaching appointments; Board furious as De Four announces staff

Does the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) have a new national women’s coach? TTFA Board members and Women’s League of Football (WoLF) president Susan Joseph-Warrick are uncertain, TTFA general secretary Camara David says no and football president David John-Williams is saying nothing at all. But coach Stephan De Four …

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“We can’t even get worked up anymore!” TTFA Board bemused over mysterious kit deal

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams has apparently left the local football body’s Board in the dark again, as the Soca Warriors have suddenly taken to wearing Capelli Sport outfits on the cusp of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup tournament. The change appears to signal a switch …

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Lawrence names final Gold Cup squad; Aubrey, Russell and Plaza miss out due to visa issues

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team head coach Dennis Lawrence has named his final 23-man squad for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, with uncapped United States-based duo of goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh and defender Leland Archer earning late spots alongside Kevin Molino, Joevin Jones and Cordell Cato. Lawrence omitted just …

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TTFA axes Men’s Olympic Team; Camara appears to contradict FIFA on Home of Football

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) general secretary Camara David has confirmed that the local football body will not participate in the Tokyo 2020 Men’s Olympic qualifying series. David, via a press statement, said the football body’s decision was due to ‘financial difficulties’ and because the Olympic Games was a ‘difficult …

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Eve: T&T football is going backwards and DJW should resign; national youth players now working in construction!

Men’s National Under-23 Team head coach-in-waiting, Angus Eve, is urging Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams and his Board to accept that they are not up to the job of running local football and resign with immediate effect. Eve’s plea came within 24 hours of a press …

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Enter Gillette: Swim president coos over DJW and Home of Football in debut appearance

Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) president and former Energy Minister and Petrotrin chairman Lindsay Gillette made his first public splash in local football yesterday, in a remarkably unremarkable press conference at his Woodford Street, Port of Spain office. By Gillette’s retelling, the media gathering marked ‘a historic …

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