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TTFA reverses position, vows to compete as “National Under-17 Team” in Youth Pro League

The Trinidad and Tobago National Under-17 Team, once permitted, will participate in the Youth Pro League Under-18 competition under its own name, after condemnation of its initial attempt to play as Morvant Caledonia United. On Tuesday, National Under-17 assistant coach Duane Richardson and manager Aaron Pollard went to various schools …

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The legacy of “Spider-Man”: How ESPN got it wrong on Carter’s contribution to goalkeeping

“The way [David] De Gea reacted to Luis Muriel’s header was almost like Spider-Man,” the BT Sport presenter said at the halftime interval of Sevilla’s Champions League clash with Manchester United last Wednesday. The Spaniard was in fine form, making several impressive saves to deny a dangerous-looking host team and …

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SSFL Forum: Schools’ league grapples with issues of registration, player development and TTFA relations

Academic requirements for school footballers, wider powers for the credential committee, an electronic database for players, small-sided games for Under-14s and a re-evaluation of the registration period and deadline for players to participate in external competitions. There were no shortage of talking points as the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) …

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John-Williams absent again as concerns about TTFA financial statement go unanswered for third meeting

Stakeholders of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) must wait another 30 days at least for answers about the spending of the David John-Williams-led administration, after the local football body’s reconvened AGM on Tuesday 20 February again ended without any clarity on the TTFA’s financial statement for 2016. For …

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“I feel like a total failure!” Ex-T&T World Youth Cup star, Rochford, still awaiting surgery after 18 months of runaround

“I does watch myself in the mirror every day,” former T&T national youth and senior team midfielder Jean-Luc Rochford confessed. “[I ask myself] how you come from being a national player, from scoring in a World Cup, from creating history, to being somebody who cyah even play the game they …

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Central FC whip Racing FC in Caribbean tourney; Sharks still need win on Sunday to advance

HydroTech Central FC rebounded from their opening round Group B loss this evening with an emphatic 3-0 win over Haiti club Racing FC in Caribbean Club Championship action at the Estadio Cibao in Santiago, Dominican Republic. However, the “Couva Sharks” must win again on Sunday against Dominican Republic outfit Atlántico …

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