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T&T national U-14 boys miss CFU tourney, as N/C fails to raise the funding

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) technical director Anton Corneal called for the prioritising of the local football body’s development programmes after a second national youth team was forced to forfeit an international tournament in the space of two weeks. Last month, the TTFA withdrew its Girls National Under-15 Team …

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Eve hails “fantastic opportunity” as Soca Warriors accept invitation for Thailand’s King’s Cup

The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team will participate in the 2022 edition of the King’s Cup, after accepting an invitation from the Thailand Football Association earlier this week. The four nation invitational tournament comprises two match days on 22 and 25 September and also features Malaysia and Tajikistan. …

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Johnson: Shining the Caribbean’s “diamond players” (Webinar coaching series)

“[…] In Europe and England, an under-8 right the way through to under-23 player [is developed by] a system [that] is sometimes very prescriptive in terms of: “you must be over there”, “don’t come off the touchline”, “you can only play two-touch”. “[…] Within the Caribbean… you can be as …

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“It is a lie!” Cornwall responds to Kenwyne criticism, while four ex-T&T coaches address claim of “indiscipline”

“Everything he said in the media is a lie!” Natalie Griffith, the mother of 20-year-old Trinidad and Tobago football star Afiyah Cornwall, was emphatic in her condemnation of recent comments by current Women’s National Senior Team head coach Kenwyne Jones. Cornwall, unsurprisingly, was of the same opinion as her mother. …

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Cudjoe bemoans late TTFA request as T&T U-15 Girls and U-14 Boys pray for Govt bailout

Minister of Sport Shamfa Cudjoe and Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT) chairman Douglas Camacho said it will be difficult to accommodate a request by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) for funding for the Girls National Under-15 and Boys National Under-14 football teams. However, the government is …

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“There hasn’t been anything we haven’t prepared team for!” Jones defends work, as T&T face moment of truth

Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team head coach Kenwyne Jones suggested his players have all the tactical guidance and preparation necessary to succeed, but must overcome a mental block to advance to the Fifa Playoff round of the Australia/ New Zealand 2023 World Cup tournament. The Women Soca Warriors …

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TTFA declares imminent withdrawal from Concacaf Girls U-15 and CFU Boys U-14 tourneys

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) declared today that it is on the verge of withdrawing teams from the 2022 Concacaf Girls Under-15 Championship and Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Boys Under-14 Challenge Series. The Girls Championship runs from 31 July to 7 August in Tampa, Florida while the Boys …

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Kenwyne: “I know we’re better than that”; T&T coach blames players’ “lack of desire” for successive defeats

Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team head coach Kenwyne Jones suggested his players are not doing themselves justice and questioned their desire, after last night’s 4-0 loss to Costa Rica in 2022 Concacaf W Championship action in Monterrey, Mexico. “I am certainly disappointed [and] frustrated,” said Jones, in the …

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