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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, May 4, 2013
Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation
general secretary Richard Groden has resigned
effective May 6, a release from the TTFF said
Groden has served the TTFF for 15 years and
also served on committees in Fifa and Concacaf.
Never one to be very vocal with the media, Gro-
den did have some parting words.
"During the 15 years I served the federation
I have seen many highpoints and some low
points. There were indeed great moments," he
"Now that the matter regarding the players
being paid from the 2006 World Cup campaign
is resolved, I think it is opportune for me to exit
and allow Mr. (Raymond) Tim Kee to appoint
a new general secretary of his choice."
Groden wished the TTFF all the best and
expressed his willingness to help in the future.
"One does not have to hold office to contribute
and I will continue to assist where and when
needed in Trinidad and Tobago football. The
new General Secretary can call on my experience
at any time," Groden said.
Soca Warriors winger Lester Peltier continued
to send signals to national coaches Hutson
Charles and Jamaal Shabazz on Wednesday, as
he led his SK Slovan Bratislava to 2-0 triumph
over MŠK Žilina in the Slovakia League Cup
Playing before 3,410 spectators at the Futbalovy
Stadion MFK in Ruzombrerok, Slovakia, captain
Igor Žofák opened the scoring in the 27th minute
before Peltier got the second four minutes into
the second half with a powerful shot after an
outstanding Seydouba Soumah assist.
The win sealed a 13th Slovak Cup for Bratislava,
which stayed on course for the domestic double.
The club is back in league action tomorrow against
Peltier s former club Trencin. Bratislava currently
leads the 12-team table with 55 points from 28
matches, nine ahead of Senica, while Kosice is
next with 42 and Trencin a further point behind
with five matches remaining for each club.
So far, the 24-year-old Peltier has scored ten
goals for Bratislava and is the club s leading scor-
er.Meanwhile, newly-promoted Cardiff City want
Soca Warriors and Stoke City s £7m-rated striker
Kenwyne Jones to spearhead their attack in the
Premier League next season.
The 25-year-old Jones has struggled for regular
first team football at Stoke this season, scoring
just three goals.
Cardiff owner Vincent Tan is desperate to
make his mark in Premier League next season
and is ready to back manager Malky Mackay in
his bid to land Jones.
Tan said: "We are in the Premier League and
understand it is going to be difficult, but we will
do everything we can to keep our place there.
We want Cardiff City to be known as a Premier
League club and there is work to be done."
Cardiff rivals Swansea City was interested in
the T&T international during the January transfer
window but could not agree a fee with Stoke
and Jones ended up staying at the Britannia Sta-
However, Potters boss Tony Pulis is said to be
ready to cash in on the striker at the end of the
season as he looks to shake things up following
a disappointing second half of its Premier League
win Slovak Cup
Powergen will try to main-
tain their position atop the
National Cricket League Pre-
mier Division when they wel-
come fifth place Alescon
Comets to Syne Village, Penal,
today in round ten.
Powergen is currently on 183
points, 24 clear at the top of the
table. The Penal club is coming
off a restful last weekend as it
had to play Wanderers, which
has forfeited all its matches this
Powergen, however, will be
without the services of Denesh
Ramdin and Jason Mohammed,
who are both on national duty
Comets match last week
against Merry Boys was aban-
doned due to rain, so it too is
well rested. Comets are also
without in form wicketkeeper-
batsman Stephen Katwaroo,
who is also in Jamaica.
In another match, second
place Moosai will aim to keep
the pressure on Powergen when
it faces sixth place Seenath s
Auto Bamboo at the Bamboo
Recreational Ground, Valsayn.
Moosai s match last weekend
was also abandoned due to rain.
On the other hand, Bamboo has
not played since the weekend
of April 14 in round seven. In
the last round, its match against
Diamond was abandoned due
to rain and the unit got full
points from Wanderers in round
In other matches, Clarke Road
will host HKL Aranguez at Wil-
son Road, Queen s Park will
travel to face Esmeralda and
Merry Boys visits Caldrac Club.
F&E Diamond is scheduled to
Esmeralda SC vs QPCC at
Clarke Road Utd vs Aranguez
at Wilson Road
Bamboo SC vs Moosai's SC at
Caldrac Club vs Merry Boys SC
Penal SC vs Comets at Syne
Wanderers vs F&E Diamond
Utd SC at Gilbert Park
Powergen, Comets in key
Premier Division clash
Powergen 9 5
Moosai 9 4
Clarke Road 9 3
Comets 9 4
Bamboo 9 3
Caldrac 9 3
Merry Boys 9 2
Esmeralda 9 1
Aranguez 9 0
Diamond 9 1
Wanderers 0 0
T&T s cricketers need another 84
runs to gain first innings points against
the Jamaicans in their regional four-
day semi-final at Sabina Park today.
However, they will have to fight hard
to secure victory after the defending
champions put them on the back foot
T&T was 162-6 before rain washed
out the final session after tea, with opener
Lendl Simmons (79) half century the
difference in the innings.
Jamaican spinner Nikitta Miller was
the main destroyer with four wicket for
In Dominica, Barbados trounced
Windward Islands by an innings and 101
runs, less then half-hour after lunch on
the second day of their Regional Four-
Day semi-final at Windsor Park on Fri-
Barbadian off-spinner Ashley Nurse
finished with match figures of 14 for 40.
BARBADOS: 212 (Jonathan Carter
116, Kemar Roach 24; Shane
Shillingford 34-4-81-6, Liam Sebastien
2-47) v WINDWARD ISLANDS: 44
(Ashley Nurse 7-10, Sulieman Benn 3-
15) and 67 (Andre Fletcher 27; Ashley
Nurse 7-30, Sulieman Benn 3-35)
JAMAICA: 246 all out (Carlton Baugh
88 not out, Sheldon Cotterell 44, Tamar
Lambert 38, Nikita Miller 21; Marlon
Richards 5-46, Imran Khan 2-53) v T&T
162-6 (Lendl Simmons 79, Yannick
Cariah 26; Nikita Miller 4-33)
Jamaica puts T&T
on the back foot
Lendl Simmons hit a half century for T&T against Jamaica yesterday.
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