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PEARL ALEONG (PEARLY),
member of the Tursoo & Soogeah
Lineage, formerly of Diego Martin,
passed away peacefully at the age
of 90, in Margate, Florida, on
December 21st, 2014.
She was the daughter of the late
Allandali and Tahooran Khan of 15
Prince of Wales Street, San
Fernando. Sister of Habeeban,
Najeeban, Tabeeban, Sujait, Zaitoon,
Yusuff, Farouk, Shamshum, Roshan
and Fazal, all deceased. Loving
mother of Carol (Zobhaida) Kajim Ali,
mother-in-law of Khalid Ali, formerly
of Diego Martin, grandmother of
Karen and Collin, grandmother-in-law
of Keith Litcofsky (U.S.A.), great
grandmother of Kali, Kenseth, and
Kassidy (U.S.A). She was the aunt
and great aunt of many, the Khans,
Kajims, Alis and Mohammeds.
Funeral service was held at Fred
Hunter's on December 22nd, 2014
from 1:30 to 3:00p.m.by Nur-Ul-
Islam thence to the Muslim cemetery
in U.S.A. for interment.
Reigning Digicel T&T Pro
League (DPL) champions DirecTV
W Connection completed a Suri-
name tour undefeated against a
Suriname XI and that country s
top club Inter Moengotapoe on the
weekend in Parimaribo.
The five-team T&T champions,
currently second on the Pro League
table, a point behind Central FC,
edged a Suriname XI---equipped
with European born players with
Suriname heritage---3-2 on penal-
ties on Friday following a 1-1 draw
at the Andre Kamperveen Stadi-
For W Connection, national sen-
ior team defender, Alvin Jones,
Hashim Arcia and Tremain Paul all
netted while Mekeil Williams
missed his team s second attempt.
However, the host was worse off
as Milano Koenders, former W
Connection striker, Stefano Rijssel
and Furgill Lie A Kwie failed to net
while Nicando Breeveld scored.
Earlier on in regulation time, for-
mer T&T national Under-20 striker
Jerrel Britto scored in the 26th
minute for the "Savonetta Boys"
before defender Norichio Nieveld
equalised in the 59th minute from
a Lie A Kwie corner-kick, as the
W Connection defenders fell asleep.
Speaking after the match against
the Suriname-select Charles-Fevri-
er said he was pleased with his
team s display.
"I was very impressed with how
the players stood up against this
team. Regularly I stress to my play-
ers, our competition at W Connec-
tion is not just the Pro League
clubs---but the world."
Charles-Fevrier continued, "The
contest these European players pre-
sented was a step up for every play-
er and I hope they appreciate why
we push them so hard in training,
since they got a very good taste of
what high level competitive football
could be like."
"Winning or losing on penalties
is not that important in my view,
the 90 minutes was more important
to me and I m very proud of them,
certainly I learned a lot about their
character in this match," stated
From a T&T football perspective,
"Project Suriname" is one to pay
close attention to. Once their gov-
ernment approves dual-nationality
with Holland and allows the pro-
liferation of Suriname born/heritage
players to return, on paper they
conceivably can become one of the
better teams in the Caribbean Foot-
ball Union (CFU) when qualifying
for the 2018 World Cup commences
In front a capacity crowd, the
"Savonnetta Boys" were forced to
defend manfully at the beginning
as "De Natio" came out of the
blocks at full speed.
The Couva-based W Connection,
led by St Lucian-born coach Stuart
Charles-Fevrier, completed the tour
on Saturday with a 2-1 win over
Surinamese League champions,
Inter Moengotapoe before they
returned to Trinidad on Sunday.
Hashim Arcia and Surinamese
attacker Dimitrie Apai each scored
for the "Savonnetta Boys who will
return to domestic DPL action on
Friday January 9 against Caledonia
The match played on Friday s at
the Andre Kamperveen Stadium
was part of the Surinamese Voetbal
Bond (SVB) s "Project Suriname"
campaign towards qualifying for
the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The SVB has already submitted
a proposal to the Suriname Gov-
ernment that will be voted on in
2015, seeking to allow dual nation-
ality to Suriname-born or Suriname
heritage professional footballers in
the Netherlands and Europe who
are unable to make the grade for
the Netherlands team but would
be willing to represent the South
Having the surnames of famous
Netherlands players, of particular
threat in the opening proceedings
were striker Nigel Hasselbaink and
left-winger Genaro Snijders from
Greece first and Netherlands second
division teams Veria FC and FC Oss
respectively. Mid-fielder Nicandro
Breeveld from Romania first-divi-
sion champions Steaua Bucuresti,
received regular applause from the
crowd for his excellent passing
range to the attackers.
The pace and trickery of Sneijder
severely tested the defensive acu-
men of Alvin Jones at right back,
who did more defending in this
game than in the opening six games
of the 2014/15 Pro League cam-
paign, while Hasselbaink s strength
and intelligent movement had the
central defensive duo of Mekeil
Williams and Joel Russell on red
Hence the inclusion of 14 Euro-
pean players with Surinamese her-
itage included in its 20-man squad
coached Suriname-born former
Ajax footballer Dean Gorre.
Meanwhile W Connection s
squad on tour included goalkeepers
Julani Archibald, Terrence Lewis
and Aquelius Sylvester, Triston
Hodge, Anslem Jackson, Mekeil
Williams, Leslie Russell, Alvin Jones,
Tremain Shayn Paul, Devaughn
Elliot, Britto, Neil Benjamin Jr, Apai,
Arcia, Keon Boucher, Aaquil Camp-
bell and Shirlo Johnson.
W Connection superb in Suriname
Reigning Digicel T&T Pro League (DPL) champions DirecTV W Connection players posed for a team photo ahead of
one of their matches at the Andre Kamperveen Stadium, Paramaribo.
Mekeil Williams, Leslie Russell, Gerard Williams, Tremain Paul, Aquelius
Sylvester, Terence Lewis, Hashim Arcia, Jerrel Britto, Alvin Jones,
Anslem Jackson, Shirlo Johnson, Devaughn Elliot, Julani Archibald,
Triston Hodge, Aaquil Campbell, Neil Benjamin and Keon Boucher.
Staff: Stuart Charles Fevrier (Technical Director/Head Coach), Clyde
Leon, Elijah Joseph, Earl Jean (Assistant Coaches), Chandeo
Boodoosingh (Physio), John Jerry (Equipment), Kurt Ross and Colin
W CONNECTION TOURING SQUAD
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