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FA Cup returns
T&T's most prestigious football tournament,
the National FA is set to return after a two-year
hiatus,but the Central Football Association(CFA)
beingled by businessman Shymdeo Gosine,could
have no representative teams.
T&T Football Association vice president Ewing Davis
revealed that a decision was taken to include all the teams
in the T&T Pro League, all in the T&T Super League,
five teams from the Eastern Counties Football Union
(ECFU) and six from the other Regional Associations-
the Northern Football Association, Eastern FA, Central
FA, Southern FA and the Tobago FA, for a total of 64
teams in the first draw.
Some of the regional associations held their own FA
tournament earlier this year in a bid to meet the deadline
date of August 19 (Saturday) to ensure their participa-
tion, while other zones opted to use their winners from
the previous year.
CFA general secretary Clynt Taylor told Guardian
Media Sports yesterday his association received no
correspondence about the tournament. As he scrolled
through his emails Taylor said: "They usually send in-
formation to us via email and I have not received any
correspondence about the National FA, so I guess we
will not have any teams in the tournament then." He
hinted there may be something sinister about this new
development since all other regional associations were
informed about the tournament.
The CFA recently won a battle over the TTFA to have
Samuel Saunders replaced as its representative on the
TTFA's Board of Directors. In a bid to find out if cor-
respondence was sent to all the regional associations,
Guardian Media Sports attempted to reach Justin Lat-
apy-George, the TTFA general secretary but calls to his
phone went unanswered yesterday.
The last time the National FA was held in 2015, pro
league campaigners North East Stars won it by beating
rivals W Connection 5-4 on penalty kicks.
It will be the first staging of the FA under the David
John-Williams administration which assumed office in
2015, and plans are underway to produce a tournament
that will be the best run, that will carry the highest cash
prize and be of the best quality. However no information
about the prize structure was forthcoming as Davis
said his association was still in the process of secur-
ing a sponsor for the tournament. Director of Football
Muhammad Isa said however that the idea was to have
cash incentives for each round of football.
The TTFA will hold a press conference on Tuesday at
its office at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain Couva
at which time the draw will take place. Apart from the
pro league and super league teams, the TFA held its FA
recently and have submitted Gold City FC, Calder Hall
FC, Black Rock FC, Signal Hill United, Leeds United
and Stokely Vale United as their representatives, while
in the Northern FA, Step By Step Maple, Malta Carib
Alcons, Block 8 Police Youth Club, Cultural Roots, St
Francois Nationals and RSSR are the qualifying teams.
The ECFU did not have a qualifying competition and
have chosen Tamana United, Sangre Grande United,
Biche United, Damarie Hill Youths and Manzan United
by viurtue of their successes last year. The EFA will be
represented by WASA FC, Trinity Rangers, FC Maloney,
Red Hill FC, La Horquetta XF and Creek SCC while the
SFA has chosen last year's top performers Erin FC,Pitch-
men FC, Santa Flora FC, San Fernando Giants, Serial
Strikers and Pele Pele.
U-15s fall to Canada 3-0
T&T's Under-15 Boys team com-
pleted their Concacaf U-15 cham-
pionship campaign with a 3-0 loss
to Canada at the IMG Academy in
Bradenton, Florida, USA, yesterday.
The result follows 4-0 and 6-0 defeats
to Costa Rica and United States respec-
Canada took a 1-0 lead in the 15th
minute through Jérémie Omega Nkoy,
an advantange they took to the half time
Nikon would add a second item after
the break with Cameron De Silva adding
T&T head coach Russell Latapy added:
"It was a good experience for the play-
ers over the three matches. Definitely a
learning experience and for the players
who were able to see and experience a
lot of different aspects of the game at
the international level.
"Unfortunately at home we are not
playing at a high enough level for these
players to be really exposed to interna-
"The boys are seeing the importance of
a lot of different aspects in terms of tac-
tical awareness and the right mentality,
the winning mentality.. a professional
"This trip was good for us especially
staying here at the IMG Academy where
these boys can see the way the profes-
sional athletes live and behave. I think
in terms of potential and talent we are
not far enough from some of these oth-
er teams. But again it is imperative we
get into the right habits and this tour-
nament was really important for that,"
"Things are going to take time to come
through but we will continue to persevere
with what we are trying too achieve," the
former Porto man said.
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