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Kevin Molino s second half strike against
Honduras which sealed T&T s passage to
the quarter finals of the recent Concacaf
Gold Cup was named among the top ten
goals of the tournament by Concacaf earlier
Molino s goal result from a slick build up
involving Khaleem Hyland and Kenwyne
Jones with the Orlando City midfielder neat-
ly sidefooting the ball into the right corner
of the net to put T&T 2-0 ahead.
"It s a privilege to be recognised with my
goal making the list in my first Gold Cup
appearance," said Molino.
"I especially want to thank the head coach
Stephen Hart and the rest of the technical
team for the opportunity and my team-
mates for the effort.
"We need to build on this from here and
I hope to be wearing the national shirt for
as many games as I can from now . I think
we showed in this Gold Cup that with the
right approach and belief, we can make
some waves," Molino said.
T&T forward Lester Peltier scored his
first goal of the Slovakia Superliga in the
91st minute of Slovan Bratislava s 5-0 victory
over Spartak Myjava on Sunday.
Peltier netted his team s final item in the dying
stages in what was their first win of the season in
three matches. They currently like in eighth position
on the 12-team league table.
"It was a good opening win for us because we
didn t start too well in our first two games," Peltier
"And it s always good to get off the mark early in
the season. I ve set myself certain targets this season
which is to obviously reach double figures and to
feature in every possible match for the club," Peltier
Hyland settles back into Genk
Remember when Khaleem Hyland had to withdraw
himself from the T&T camp for the Gold Cup quarter
final clash against Mexico because his club made the
order? Well the Belgium-based midfielder Khaleem
Hyland did feature for his club Racing Genk but in
a losing effort as they lost the Super Cup 1-0 to
Nevertheless, head coach Mario Been will be pleased
with Hyland s efforts as the club has won its opening
two league games thus far.
"We lost the Super Cup but we ve started the
League well," Hyland said.
"It was just a matter of me coming back into the
club and settling back down into the set up. I had
a great experience with the national team at the Gold
Cup, helping my country get to the quarter finals.
Unfortunately I had to say goodbye before the quarter
"But all in all, I think there was an understanding
between the parties involved and I m thankful for
Rajpaul off to Charleston
National Under-20 midfielder Xavier Rajpaul is
among three local youth players who will campaign
in the American Colleges League this season after
obtaining football scholarships. The other two include
Keane McIvor who is off to Lindsey Wilson College
and Makesi Lewis who will attend Felicien College.
Rajpaul, a former Fatima College and St Anthony s
College player, was a member of the National Under-
20 team that participated in the Caribbean Football
Union World Cup qualifiers last year.
Rajpaul, who hails from St Barb s Road, Belmont,
said he was ecstatic over the opportunity to further
his ambitions at Charleston.
"It s a great opportunity for me and I m extremely
grateful considering where I came from to now have
the chance to further my studies and my football
ambitions. My family members were overjoyed by
the news and that made me proud," Rajpaul said.
"I m already in training with the Charleston team
and it s been quite an experience so far. I want to
establish myself in the team and go on to play as
much games as possible. Of course I want to represent
T&T again in the future," he added.
The three players were members of the local Premier
Football Academy which was launched in January and
is overseen by coach Anthony Creece and Dion Sosa.
U-17 Women kick off qualifiers
T&T s Under 17 Women s team will face St Kitt s
Nevis in their opening Caribbean Football Union qual-
ifier for the Fifa Under 17 Women s World Cup, at
the Paul E Joseph Stadium in St Croix on August 14.
The local team, under head coach Marlon Charles,
have been preparing for the competition for some
time and are eager to kick off the proceedings. They
take on Antigua/Barbuda on August 16 and US Virgin
Islands two days later. The two top placed teams
from each of three qualifying groups will advance to
the CFU Finals, from which three teams will qualify
for the Concacaf Women s Under-17 Finals.
Shaun Fuentes is the director
of communications for the TTFA
Molino's goal named among Gold Cup best
Kevin Molino, right, during the Concacaf Gold Cup in which his second half strike against
Honduras which sealed T&T's passage to the quarter finals of the Gold Cup was named
among the top ten goals of the tournament.
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