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Islanders grab CONCACAF date with Beckham

England football star David Beckham and the LA Galaxy will be going to Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Islanders beat Antigua Barracuda 2-0 this evening at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella to secure the final CONCACAF Club Championship spot at stake. The Islanders lifted the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) …

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Connection, Caledonia defend T&T football in CFU semis tonight

… P/Rico and Antigua clubs in the way at Marabella   “From a Trinidad and Tobago standpoint, we are out of the Olympic and World Cup qualifying campaigns,” said Neal & Massy Caledonia AIA coach Jamaal Shabazz. “So this gives us a chance to still keep in touch with the …

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National coaches unpaid; TTFF blames Sport Ministry

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation’s (TTFF) coaches are going unpaid and its debts are mounting as the Sport Ministry’s recent apparent indifference to the local football body threatens to create a crisis within the nation’s most popular sport. Anthony Harford, chairman of the TTFF’s marketing firm All Sport Promotion, …

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Caribbean makes encouraging W/Cup football start

Jamaica started its 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign last night with a 2-1 win over Guatemala in Group B at The Office in Kingston while Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda and Guyana suffered narrow and arguably encouraging defeats. Guyana, coached by Trinidad and Tobago’s Jamaal Shabazz, made its debut at this …

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Shabazz’s Guyana set for historic bow in Mexico

It takes a lot to unnerve 48-year-old Guyana national football team coach and Trinidad and Tobago export, Jamaal Shabazz. As a 26-year-old, Shabazz was involved in an attempted coup in his homeland—he was subsequently pardoned by the State—while the former goalkeeper is arguably best known for his work in the …

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House that Jack built

This is the farmer sowing the corn / that kept the cock that crowed in the morn… Some people are born indispensable; other achieve indispensability and still others have indispensability thrust upon them. There is no way to know for certain, beyond any reasonable doubt even, which category Jack Austin …

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Post-Warner CONCACAF still smouldering

When new president, Jeffrey Webb ended his acceptance speech on 23 May, 2012 at the five-star Boscolo Hotel in Budapest, Hungary, football officials from the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, otherwise known as CONCACAF, rose to their feet to give him a standing ovation. There was …

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DPP denies closing Warner case

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard denied absolving Works Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner of blame in last year’s international bribery scandal and said he did not ask the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service to close its investigations into the Chaguanas West MP. Rather, Gaspard criticised the …

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Wired868 examines Warner’s supposed police acquittal

Trinidad and Tobago’s national security bodies marked a new low this week in terms of organisation, investigative work, communication and, arguably, credibility. Minister of Works and Infrastructure and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner was at the heart of the chaos. On Monday, the PSC issued a press release which claimed …

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