Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 15th 2015 Contents A50
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, May 15, 2015
Midfielder Kareem Moses traded in
the Caribbean weather in his native
T&T for quite the opposite when he
joined FC Edmonton from Digicel
T&T Pro League club, Japs North East
Stars in 2014.
The adaptation to life in Canada also
presented a positional switch as the
centre-back was moved to a left outside
"When I came it was as a center
back. Before last Fall Season started,
coach [Colin Miller] said he d like to
try me at left back," Moses told
NASL.com. "It was a new position, so
I had a rough start, but after I played
two or three games I got comfortable."
Moses was able to get a run of
matches in the position after Lance
Laing was switched to an outside mid-
field role. Starting out the 2015 Spring
Season, Johann Smith started the open-
ing match in that role. Moses, however,
would enter that match at halftime and
hasn t looked back.
"From there I said, This is my
opportunity, and I m going to take it, "
Smith s presence within the squad
has spurred on Moses, though. Knowing
there is competition, the T&T defender
knows he always has to be at his best.
"When Johann was brought in, I
knew it was competition because last
season I was the only one playing at
left back," Moses said.
Moses, 25, said he s looking to re-
gain a place within the T&T national
setup. "I m hoping that Stephen Hart
(coach of T&T) can see that I m a utility
player when it comes to the back -- I
can play left, right, or as a centre back
-- and it opens up avenues for me to
get back to the national team."
FC Edmonton's Kareem Moses, seen in action against Carolina Railhawks, wants to cement his place in his
club back-line and also eyes a return to Soca Warriors.
Fifteen-year-old sensation Shakiel
Bertrand is expected to feature for St
Joseph Secondary today in all three
divisions, as the school chases a hat-
trick of titles in the East Zone Sec-
ondary Schools Basketball Cham-
pionships Final-Four, at the Maloney
Indoor Sports Arena.
Off three impressive semifinal wins
in midweek, in large part to Bertrand s
efforts in all, St Joseph is now favoured
to capture the triple-crown. Bertrand
top scored for St Joseph in the Under-
15 semifinal with 35 points, more than
any other player in the other five semi-
final matches in the three divisions.
The U-15 outfit defeated El Dorado
East 59-33, while Holy Cross College
secured a 28-22 win over Tunapuna
Secondary to earn the other spot in
the final. That match will open today s
action from 2.15 pm.
The second match, which jumps off
from 3.30 pm sees Tunapuna up
against St Joseph in the U-17 final. St
Joseph advanced with a 66-39 win
over North Eastern College, before
Tunapuna also advanced to the title
match with a low-scoring 23-19 win
over Trinity College.
Today s contest will close with the
U-20 final between St Joseph and
Trinity College, set to start at 4.45 pm.
Similarly, St Joseph made easy work
of their semifinal opponents, North
Eastern College, claiming a one-sided
68-23 victory. Ahkeel Boyd was the
top scorer in that match for St Joseph
netting 16 points, while the ever reliable
Bertrand supported with 12. Mean-
while, Trinity advanced to the U-17
final with a 34-25 triumph over YTC.
Irijah Herbert scored 13 points and put
on an all-round display for Trinity and
is one to look out for in today s closing
Twelve clubs and over 200 gym-
nasts will convene at the Woodbrook
Youth Facility tomorrow and Sunday
for the annual Gymfest Invitational,
hosted by the St Gymnastics Training
Center, St Andrew s Primary and the
International School of Port-of-
Spain s Gymnastics Clubs.
Tomorrow s schedule runs from
9am-6pm, then from 10am-12pm on
Sunday. The event is sanctioned by the
T&T Gymnastics Federation and is the
final qualifying stage for the National
Championships, which will take place
from June 5-7.
Next month at the National Cham-
pionships, competitors from Jamaica
and Curacao are expected to take part,
challenging for a spot at the World
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
-- Cayman Islands conceded three goals
in each half to crash to a 6-0 defeat to
hosts Dominican Republic in an inter-
national friendly on Wednesday.
Playing at the Estadio Olimpico Felix
Sanchez, Cayman never really threatened
as the DR strolled to a 3-0 half-time
lead, before completing the rout in the
Cayman, recently dumped from the
first round of CONCACAF qualifying
for the 2018 World Cup by Belize, kept
the DR at bay until the last ten minutes
before the break when the floodgates
Nine minutes before the whistle, Kerbi
Rodriguez scored following Domingo
Taveras s long throw-in and Jean Carlos
Lopez doubled the lead four minutes
later when the Caymanian defence hes-
itated over a clearance.
On the stroke of half-time, captain
Derlin Batista made it 3-0 when he
struck for the DR.
DR put an exclamation mark on the
performance in the first minute of stop-
page when Aneurys Feliz scored. (CMC)
St Joseph hunts hat-trick of
schools' basketball titles
Gymfest Invitational starts tomorrow
Goals flow as Cayman hammered by DR
North East star Moses plays for FC Edmonton
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