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St Lucia s Under 20 men s team
arrived here on Monday with a mission
in mind, to continue their winning
ways over Trinidad and Tobago after
defeating the National Under 17 team
2-0 in the Caribbean Football Union
Qualifiers in 2014 in Haiti.
According to their head coach Cassim
Louis, the majority of members from
that Under 17 team are in their current
Under 20 Squad and as such they will
be fancying themselves when they meet
the hosts on Sunday at the Ato Boldon
Stadium from 6:30pm.T&T also has
several players in its current team who
played in the 2014 fixture.
"It s by design that Trinidad and
Tobago scheduled their game against us
last," St Lucia s technical director Cyril
"They think they owe us one, so the
toughest game will be left until the last
game. This is the same team that has
been together since under-15, so it s still
a development process. We have intro-
duced three or four older players who
will be brought in to strengthen the
team. They have great team spirit, which
is what you get when you build a team
from under-15. You can see the cama-
raderie and the progress, not just indi-
vidually, but as a team, and I m quite
confident the boys will deliver."
St Lucia began their campaign with
a 2-0 win over Turks and Caicos on
Wednesday. Only the winning team from
the four-team group will get automatic
qualification to the CFU Final round in
Curacao in October. T&T also started
off with a 1-0 win over Guadeloupe
courtesy of a Jarred Dass 48th minute
"We will no be underestimating any
of the teams including St Lucia. Our
objective is to top the group and advance,
T&T head coach Brian Williams said.
licensing workshop coming
On the heels of a Solidarity Contri-
bution and Training Compensation
Workshop hosted by the Trinidad and
Tobago Football Association aimed at
bringing benefits to local clubs, TTFA
President David John-Williams says
plans are afoot to stage a Club Licensing
Program in the near future.
The TTFA boss was speaking last
week following the hosting of the Sol-
idarity Contribution workshop which
saw German Attorney-at-Law Jan
Schweele and Dr Georg Froese deliver
presentations to members of the local
clubs and other organizations.
"In the near future there is going to
be a club licensing arrangement which
is another initiative by FIFA and Con-
cacaf to ensure that clubs are properly
registered and structured and that will
take place within the TTFA from within
the next two weeks," John-Williams
"This particular workshop is going
to ensure that the clubs will need to be
properly structured, they need to track
their players properly and it is only going
to help the administration of Trinidad
and Tobago football from a club level.
That will eventually transcend itself to
the benefit of the national team because
we will now have a more structured
youth system and club system," he said.
"It is important to have another ses-
sion like the Solidarity contribution
workshop again in Trinidad and Tobago
maybe over two days. I think we
will give the clubs more notice so
that we can have more participants,
maybe one hundred to one hundred
and fifty participants who will make
this workshop more worthwhile."
The Club Licensing System seeks
to raise the level of club football on
and off the pitch, and represents
the long-term development tool
for Confederations and members
associations as defined by FIFA.
First introduced at the FIFA Con-
gress in 2006, the Club Licensing
system sets criteria that clubs must
meet to ensure participation, with
the world soccer governing body
listing it a top priority for the 2015-
2018 Cycle. Its objective include
but not limited to promoting and
improving of the quality and
level of all football.
It is aimed at ensuring that the
clubs have the appropriate infra-
structure, knowledge and appli-
cation in respect of management
and organisation; Adapting and
improving the clubs sporting infra-
structure; Improving the economic
and financial capacity of clubs,
through proper corporate gover-
nance and control and ensuring
and guaranteeing the continuity of
international competitions of clubs
during the season.
De Rouche waiting for
English-born midfielder Morgan
Bruce De Rouche says he has been
offered deals by some clubs in Eng-
land, Belgium and Italy but is con-
sidering all his options before sign-
ing his next contract.
De Rouche came on in the sec-
ond half of T&T s 1-0 win over
Guadeloupe on Wednesday night
and had an immediate impact,
going close with a strong left footed
effort which the Guadeloupe goal-
keeper had to push away.
De Rouche is currently playing
with the Under 21 team of Belgium
club Gent FC after being with Eng-
lish side Stevenage Borough.
"I m with Gent at the moment.
Some of the clubs that have show
interest in me include Burton Albion
and Queen s Park Rangers as well
as a couple Division Two Sides from
Italy. But I have not agreed to any-
thing as yet. I want to make sure
and get the best deal possible.
"At the moment my focus is with
the National Under 20 team. I m
delighted to be in the team and I
want to play a big part in helping
the team go on to qualify from the
group and hopefully make it all the
way to the Under 20 World Cup
next year," De Rouche said.
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St Lucia gunning for T&T Under-20s
THE PRO LOOK
LONDON---Pele s replica of the Jules
Rimet Trophy, the original World
Cup, has sold at auction in London
for £394,000 (US$570,000).
The Brazil great was given the copy
of the World Cup after becoming the
only player to win the tournament
Pele, a World Cup winner in 1958,
1970, is auctioning his entire collection
of awards and memorabilia.
Pele is also selling old passports
and his 1970-1972 document sold for
£9,500---more than four times the
initial estimate. (AP)
Pele's replica of World Cup sells for US$570,000
IOC President Thomas Bach, right , shakes hands with Brazilian soccer great Pele
after awarding him with the Olympic order during his visit to the Pele Museum in
Santos, Brazil, yesterday. Rio will host the Olympic Games starting on August 5.
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