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Tigers and Jaguars will contest
the final of the National Futsal
League at the Central Regional
Indoor Sports Arena, Chaguanas
at 10 pm tonight.
Prior to the tournament final,
there will be four matches, with
the opening game taking place
between Lions and Bears, ninth
and tenth placed teams on the
current league table.
Tigers and Jaguars qualified for
the final after both teams ended
with maximum 15 points at the
end of the round-robin league
which even though comprised
ten clubs, was contested up to
five rounds of football.
In the round-robin phase,
Tigers featuring the likes of for-
mer national futsal player Ako
James as well as Pro League play-
ers in Noel Williams (Police FC)
and Kerry Joseph (Defence Force)
had wins over Lions (6-3), Sharks
(5-3), Panthers (7-4), Cougars (5-
4) and Dolphins (10-3).
On the other hand, Jaguars led
by the prolific Ishmael Daniel
brushed aside Eagles (4-3), Bears
(6-2), Lions (8-4), Dolphins (4-
3) and Hawks (6-1) for its perfect
In the battle for third spot,
Sharks and Cougars who ended
with ten and nine points respec-
tively do battle while Eagles and
Hawks square off for fifth; Pan-
thers and Dolphins for seventh,
and Lions and Bears, ninth posi-
The league, which is sponsored
by Petrotrin was overseen by
Clayton Morris and Merere Gon-
zalves with the focus on selecting
the best futsal players in the
country to form the national team
to contest the Caribbean leg of
World Cup qualification.
The 2016 FIFA Futsal World
Cup will be held in Colombia
from September 10th, 2016.
There have been several out-
standing performances during
each week of matches and the
respective "MVPs" of each week
are listed below.
Competition in this year s edition of
the Republic Bank National Youth
League, now the TTFA s official youth
competition, continues this weekend
with matches in Four Zones.
Over three dozen teams will vie for
top honours tomorrow and Sunday,
Match days # 3 and 4 at Constantine
Park, Macoya, the principal venue for
the East Zone, while South Zone will
kick off at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-
Pierre. The Tobago Preliminaries will
also start tomorrow at Caanan Bon
Accord. The North Zone preliminaries
takes place on Sunday at the Queen s
Park Savannah and kick-off is 9 am.
The programme is celebrating it s 20th
year under the Republic Bank banner
making it the longest running football
sponsored event in Trinidad and Tobago.
However, the competition, which attracts
more than 60 clubs in three age groups,
Under-11, Under -13 and Under-15 has
now been embraced by the TTFA as
major youth football project under its
Top teams from all six zones will
qualify for the National quarter finals
which will be played on August 22nd,
while the National semis and finals will
be played on August 29th at the Larry
Tigers, Jaguars to contest
National Futsal final
REPUBLIC BANK NATIONAL YOUTH LEAGUE
Over 36 teams will
battle in Macoya
Action in the Republic Bank National Youth League which took place on July
26 in Central, Trinidad. Players in the Under-11 division from Edinburgh 500
YFA taking aim at Cap Off Youths team during the opening game. Cap Off
emerged winners by a 7-1 margin.
Current National Futsal League standings
Teams PWDLF APts
Tournament Weekly MVPS:
Ishmael Daniel of Jaguars Four (3).
Noel Williams of Tigers Three (3).
Anthony Thompson of Cougars Two (2).
Rushawn Murphy of Panthers Two (2).
Colin Joseph, Dwayne Calliste and Jerwyn Balthazar of Sharks
Kerry Joseph, Ako James of Tigers One (1).
Kairon Joseph, Denzil Marcano of Hawks One (1).
Jameel Neptune, Lorne Joseph of Dolphins One (1).
Roger Romain, John Belgrave and Tevyn Gill of Eagles One (1).
Josiah Austin of Cougars One (1).
Christopher Young of Jaguars One (1).
Shad Gobinsingh of Lions One (1).
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