Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 4th 2016 Contents have heard what had happened to me at Central FC"
He said while he does not hold any malice against
the club s managing director Brent Sancho, he was
saddened by claims by him that they helped him
(Oliver) build his house, when he did not even receive
something as small as a nail, from the club to construct
"Because of this fabrication, my children have been
questioning me on whether I received monies to
build the house but spent it out" Oliver concluded.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, February 4, 2016
After being sacked by Central FC, veteran mid-
fielder Marvin Oliver is now hoping to start his
own coaching school to make ends meet.
He told the Guardian yesterday he was initially
thinking about getting into agriculture, but feels his
belief and faith in the Almighty God has led him to
deal with the youth of the nation through his God-
given football talent. Before the academy could be
started however the 41-year old rastafarian, is calling
on a number of successful sportsmen from the San
Juan/Santa Cruz area such as West Indies batting
legend Brian Lara, brothers Dwayne and Darren Bravo,
Olympic trackstar Ato Boldon and ex-national foot-
ballers Hector Sam, Marvin Andrews and Jason Scot-
land to help him acquire equipment such as footballs,
cones, goalposts, bibs, coolers and uniforms etc to
get his project off the ground.
He is also calling on corporate T&T to join him
as he embarks on this new journey in his life. Oliver,
who was asked to assist Central FC coach Dale Saun-
ders after the firing of Ross Russell late last year, is
promising that his academy will be one with a dif-
ference. "It will not only teach young people about
football but it must also tell young budding footballers
about the importance of Almight God in their lives
because of what he has done and continues to do
for them" Oliver said.
With no means of income presently, the dread-
locks footballer has set the Easter vacation for the
start of his academy at the San Juan Secondary
Only last year he graduated with a FIFA Grassroots
Certificate at the Hasely Crawford Stadium last year,
a course he did with Sam and another former national
striker Kerry Baptiste.
He explained he has been terribly disappointed by
the recent developments at the Central Sharks as
he had done nothing to offend them. Oliver, whose
national career began with a Jean Lilywhite-coached
Under-15 team that was triumphant at an international
tournament in Martinique in 1990, was fired when
he asked if it was alright for him to be sent out on
loan with another club.
Club manager Kevin Jeffreys delivered a termination
letter to him soon after his request at a training
session at the training ground of the Ato Boldon Sta-
dium in Couva, but he has since said he will challenge
the dismissal, although Central FC management
responded a few days later, saying the letter it gave
to him was not a termination letter but a warning
that his contract can be terminated.
Oliver is expected to meet with his Attorneys today
to decide on a way forward. He told Guardian his
life had been turned upsided down, with his children
questioning what he would do now to generate
income. "My biggest son in the United States Jamari
Oliver called me and said he was disappointed to
Sacked Oliver calls on Lara,
Bravos, Boldon for help
If young T&T kart racer Enrique De Leon con-
tinues at this rate, he will accomplish his dream of
becoming a Formula One race driver.
De Leon, 14, is already being recognised for his
efforts in karting, as he won the National Heroes
Sporting Award for Juniors (8-15) at the Federation
Internationale de l Automobile (FIA) Americas award
ceremony held in Panama on January 16. De Leon
was able to attend the ceremony after being nominated
by the T&T Karting Association. T&T was the only
Caribbean country represented at the gala event.
De Leon is following in his father s Hubert De
Leon s footsteps who, back in the 1970 s, 1980 s and
early 1990 s raced go karts as well as cars and who
De Leon racing his way
to Formula One dream
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Marvin Oliver....focuses on life now that his football career is over.
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