Starworld outshine Defence
By Ian Prescott.
20-Oct-2003 - The long trip from San Fernando was well worth it for
Starworld Strikers as they were able to come away 4-2 victors over the
Defence Force after an eventful T&T Pro League match at the Hasely
Crawford stadium yesterday.
Going into game, the teams were balanced on 29 points with Starworld
just holding fourth position in the standings by the slimmest of
After an even first half, the teams were balanced 1-1. Ronald Boyce
shot the Defence Force into the lead in the 16th minute, only for
former SWIF striker Bevon Lewis to find a 23rd minute equaliser.
But that all changed during an 11 minute stretch in which a burst of
Starworld energy produced three second half goals to turn the match
their way. The shock of conceding three quick goals spurred Hutson
Charles into action, and the Defence Force coach immediately made a
triple change, bringing on substitute striker Shelton Williams,
striker Kerwyn Coa and midfielder Marvin Gordon. Gone in the clear-out
was Kevin Carter, who had been scoring freely for the soldiers this
season. Yesterday, Carter found himself a marked man and did not like
it a bit–frequently complaining to referee Robin Murray about the
extra attention paid to him by Starworld marker and international
team-mate Errol Charles.
Even after dropping into the deepest of holes, coach Huston Charles
seemed to think that his bunch could overcome a 4-1 deficit. But the
damage had already been done. It all started in the 50th minute when
Marc Borde slid in Dale Saunders’ right flank cross. Eight minutes
later, Nicholas Addlery met another right side cross–this time from
midfielder Marlon Stoute–with a glancing header which eluded Army
goalkeper Cleon John at the far post. And a further three minutes
later, marksman Bevon Lewis got his second goal of the game when he
outpaced the Defence Force back line and rolled the ball low past
It all happened so suddenly. One minute, Defence Force were applying
pressure in the Starworld penalty area and then they were facig a
quick counter-attack when a clearance put Lewis through the centre of
the Army defence.
The entire second half must have flashed past equally as quickly for
coach Charles. On minute, his soldiers were level and having the
better of play and then they were beaten. His best option at that
moment might have been to appeal for bad light, and had it been a game
of cricket, referee Murray might well have obliged. As rapidly fading
light rendered the stadium darker and darker, ref Murray met with
match commissioner Boris Punch to consider the situation and after a
fairly long delay, the final eight minutes were played under
“Mr Optimism”, Charles, never gave up and was seen constantly
waving on his forces to attack with full force. In the minutes after
the lights were switched on, substitute Williams’ shot crashed off
the Starworld crossbar. Williams then hit a penalty-kick wide, after
Coa was bundled over in the area. Fuelled by good play from
midfielders Gordon and Kwesi Smith, the “Army” abandoned defence
and eventually pulled a goal back through striker Vincent “Slappa”
Garcia from a goal-mouth scramble.
Corey Rivers also had Starworld keeper Jefferson George scrambling to
cover a hard, low free-kick. But by then, the effort was too little,
Joe Public held by Starworld
By Mark Pouchet.
13-Oct-2003 - Joe Public and Starworld Strikers played to a 1-1 draw
in their rescheduled round 13 match yesterday when the Trinidad and
Tobago Pro League took advantage of the cancellation of the
T&T/Peru friendly international to update their fixture list.
However, across in the sister isle, the South West Institute of
Football (SWIF) did not manage to make the trek to face Tobago United
at Roxborough Sporting Complex.
At the Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya, there was play in a game that
featured two teams in mid-table.
A lot of to-ing and fro-ing characterised the match, which never saw
one side dominate over the other.
That despite the fact that the Starworld Strikers’ attacking play
looked more threatening than that of their opponents.
In their Jamaican striker Nicholas Addlery, the South side had a
commanding, strong and skilful force on the ball who also put pressure
on the Public defence with his hard-running.
With both sides finding it difficult to stroke the ball around with
continuity, it was Addlery’s strength that gained his team the
advantage after 41 minutes.
With a ball being played back into the Public 18-metre area, Addlery
pounced on the opportunity, bumping shoulders with Public defender
That impact sent Power tumbling to the ground and Addlery was given a
free shot at goal that he placed low to the Eastern Lions goalkeeper
Kevin Graham’s right and into the corner of the net.
With both teams before that looking incapable of getting shots on
target, that goal might have been the winner.
But a blunder by keeper Marvin Phillip gave Public the chance to get
back into the game.
Ten minutes after the resumption, what should have proved a routine
collection turned out to be a “butter-fingers” mishandling, a
trickling ball going through Phillip’s hands before Public
midfielder Garvin McKenna ran onto the ball to spank it into the roof
of the open net.
McKenna thumped the crossbar soon after with a thundering drive, while
Strikers’ forward Adrian Nunez dragged one across the face of the
goal from close range.
Graham also pulled off a tremendous save close-up from Nunez, diving
acrobatically to his left to parry to safety. But those were the
precious few times that both teams ever threatened to score.
Strikers humble's Caledonia
21-Jul-2003 - Starworld Strikers, under
coach Everald “Gally” Cummings, whipped Caledonia AIA at the Manny
Ramjohn Stadium and Joe Public was held 1-1 by South West Institute of
Football at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya. National youth goalkeeper
Marvin Phillip had an outstanding match between the uprights for
Strikers. He saved a penalty from Ronald St Louis when his team was
leading 3-0 and also brought off two mor brilliant saves. Caledonia
striker Abdullah Phillip missed two one-on-one chances against Phillip
before the first goal was scored by Kestor Cornwall in the 31st.
Cornwall netted again in the 49th to record a double. The other goals
were scored by Marc Borde (42nd) and Dale Saunders (90th).
SWIF/Starworld battle to 2-2
23-Jun-2003- Defence Force now move into third
spot after South Starworld Strikers were held to a 2-2 draw by
neighbours South Western Institute of Football (SWIF) at the Manny
Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
Bevon Lewis put some life in the “Oilmen” after he lobbed an
advancing Jefferson George in the 75th minute to reduce the lead to 2-1
and, two minutes later, midfielder Kevon Clement pulled them level with
a low, deflected shot.
Starworld had only themselves to blame as they held a comfortable
two-goal lead with 16 minutes remaining in the match.
The hosts had opened the scoring in the 18th minute through Errol
Charles, who blasted a shot past the outstretched hands of SWIF goalie
Andy Dean after a right side cross from Jahvon Neptune.
Dale Saunders could have extended their lead, one minute before the
interval, only to see his 35-metre bullet hit the crossbar and rebound
The San Fernando-based outfit were in complete command and, eight
minutes into the second session, they extended their lead when the
prolific Sean Julien drove a low right footer into the right corner from
just inside the 18-yard box.
SWIF could have snatched victory in the 84th minute when Lewis had a
powerful 20-metre drive rebound off the upright with George
S/Strikers 2 (Errol Charles 18th, Sean Julien 53rd) vs
SWIF 2 (Bevon Lewis 75th, Kevon Clement 77th).
S/Strikers 6 (Marcus Emmanuel 3, Lindsie Sherwood,
Jhymo Harper, own goal) vs SWIF 0.
Starworld Strikers stop Tobago United.
By Mervyn Stewart.
03-Jun-2003 - Starworld Strikers defeated Tobago United 3-0 to stay on the heels of the leaders in the 2003 Pro League season.
The match, which was Strikers’ fifth game of the season, was played at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella last Sunday afternoon with a fair crowd in attendance.
Everald “Gally” Cummings, technical director of the southern-based Strikers outfit, said he was particularly impressed with the team’s performance in the first half of the game as they were able to poach a two-goal advantage at the interval.
He also believed that the margin of victory could have been much wider if the officials had asked the visitors to change their uniforms, since both teams played in similar white strips.
The San Fernando outfit now have ten points, leaving them a point adrift of Vibe CT105 W. Connection (11) and three behind defending champions CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh.
The hosts started with a lot of zest and determination and as early as the ninth minute they took the lead when Kester Cornwall beat goalkeeper Brian James with a neat shot after a splendid set play which started in midfield with Vijay Samaroo, who eluded a defender and slipped a neat pass to Marc Borde, who in turned found Cornwall and he made no mistake with his shot.
Ashmead Ali’s squad increased their advantage in the 20th minute when Javon Neptune blasted home a right-footer from just outside the six-metre box and the boys in white went away with a 2-0 scoreline at the interval.
In the second session, the southerners completely dominated, but poor finishing by their front line kept the scoreline at two.
Things changed, however, when Errol Charles brought their rhythm section and supporters to life when he unleashed a 20-foot bullet that gave James absolutely no chance.
The visiting Tobago outfit picked up a few yellow cards for some rash challenges and at no point in the game they looked like troubling the scorers.
Strikers now have three victories, a draw and a narrow one-goal defeat at the hands of Jabloteh to their credit.
In Sunday’s opening game, Strikers’ Under-20 outfit defeated their Tobago rivals by a 5-2 margin.
Starworld Strikers 3 (Kester Cornwall 9, Jahvon Neptune 20, Errol Charles 87)
vs Tobago Utd 0.
Starworld Strikers 5 (Donrick Mascall 20, 30, Kenwyne Richard 43, Damian La Fortune, Anthony Noriega)
vs Tobago Utd 2 (Elroy Phillips, Dyke Reid).
Starworld Strikers shave drab
By Lasana Liburd.
26-May-2003 - South Starworld Strikers kept pace with the top half of
the Pro League football table yesterday with a slim 1-0 win over hosts
Caledonia AIA at Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya.
Strikers president Ashmeed Ali would be pleased with his team’s
third unbeaten match from four outings this season while coach Everald
“Gally” Cummings will not mind their present position at fourth
But there was little else for either team or the approximately 100
spectators present to celebrate.
On a dry, uneven surface that tested technique, patience and common
sense, players from both teams were often found wanting as the game
struggled to rise above disheartening mediocrity.
As the minutes ticked away, the fans grew more and more restless.
“I want to see a local Ruud van Nistelrooy,” said one frustrated
“You can’t spend money and come here to see a nil-nil (game).”
The bold comment sparked an immediate response from another spectator
and, for a fleeting moment, it seemed as if the action on the field
would become a secondary concern.
Strikers attacker Kester Cornwall put football back in the focus with
a fortuitous item in the 85th minute to clinch the three points on
It was ironic that Cornwall managed the crucial strike.
Cummings and Caledonia AIA coach Jamaal Shabazz must have been on the
verge of tears as they witnessed their attempts at possession play
undermined by wasteful flicks and underhit passes as they struggled to
come to terms with the field.
Cornwall, for much of the match, did not even seem interested in
Shoulders sloped, head hung, the former St Benedict’s College hitman
looked more like a public servant on Friday afternoon than a striker
on the verge of national selection.
At the end of an even first half, Caledonia forward Conrad Smith twice
threatened with a curling effort and a close range volley that should
have been converted.
On the other end, though, the promptings of Strikers midfielders Vijay
Samaroo and the tireless Marc Borde were let down by the inadequate
responses of their forwards.
And Cornwall’s only mark was a word out of turn that was penalised
by referee Patrick Hunte.
Cummings turned to the prolific Sean Julien and the speedy striker was
a lively asset off the bench.
There was a mazy run past three defenders in the 60th minute before
Julien’s hurried shot was blocked by Caledonia skipper and central
defender Roger Henry.
Twelve minutes later, he beat Caledonia goalie Anthony Marshall with a
crisp right footer after expertly controlling a deep, diagonal ball in
his stride only to see the effort rebound off an upright.
The groan was collective from fans seeking to justify their decision
to select the Macoya football ground over the Queen’s Park Oval,
Port of Spain, and an exciting one day win for the West Indies cricket
“Oh gosh, we want a goal,” said the female patron.
Cornwall was an unlikely saviour.
By then, he had traded places with Borde for a presumably more sedate
role on the right flank.
But, when young Caledonia midfielder Ryan Stewart failed to cut out a
diagonal cross from Strikers substitute Errol Charles, Cornwall did
not pass up his last chance.
A touch with the right boot gave him the necessary space from opposing
defender Serginho Sandy and a swish with his left foot gave Marshall
no chance between the uprights.
“It long awaited man!” shouted a grateful spectator.
It was enough to put Strikers among the top teams for at least another
week. More will be required to keep them there.
San Juan Jabloteh edge
By Lasana Liburd.
12-May-2003 - CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh striker Kerry Noray was
still motionless at referee Robin Murray’s final whistle but his
employers would have been relieved to see him regain his senses and
leave the Hasely Crawford Stadium on his own feet.
All’s well which ends that way.
Jabloteh coach Ricky Hill must have had similar emotions.
In a five-goal shoot out, the defending champions were marginally
better as they edged guests South Starworld Strikers 3-2 for their
first win of the 2003 Pro League football season.
The result also marked the first triumph for the English coach, who
replaced outgoing compatriot Terry Fenwick at the Jabloteh helm.
Hill would have enjoyed his chances at the kick off against an outfit
Jabloteh walloped 11-2 on aggregate last season on the same surface.
But Strikers, led by new coach Everald “Gally” Cummings, came so
close to rewriting the script.
Twice, the more modestly-assembled Strikers took the lead against
their northern rivals and, even after being reduced to ten men, a draw
was not beyond them.
Cummings must still be wondering how substitute Maurice Jackson
managed to poke his shot wide of stranded Jabloteh custodian Kelvin
Jack from point-blank range at the death.
Hands on his head, Jackson seemed incapable of answering that question
It was a tame end to an enterprising afternoon from the south-based
Compact and fluent in possession, the Strikers enjoyed the better of
the early exchanges, with pre-season purchases Wesley Webb (from
Jabloteh) and Dale Saunders (Joe Public) offering a new air of
And Jack had to be alert to deny a low Andre Charles drive in the 16th
minute after his defence failed to negotiate a right side free kick.
Difficulty in dealing with set pieces proved to be a recurring theme
throughout the match.
Charles would capitalise emphatically in the 41st minute as he glided
in unmarked to volley past Jack from a teasing Vijay Samaroo corner
But he was hardly the last to so benefit.
Jabloteh striker Errol McFarlane Jr should have equalised before the
interval when a deep Angus Eve free kick found him unmarked in the
Ten minutes after the break, though, Cummings was shaking his head as
Strikers goalie Jefferson George fisted an Eve corner which ricocheted
into his own net off Jabloteh stopper Ian Gray.
It got worse for the visitors, eight minutes later, when Samaroo was
ejected for his second bookable offence after a late tackle on
Jabloteh substitute Cyd Gray.
The pendulum had swung and Jabloteh seemed certain to capitalise when,
remarkably, Strikers took the lead again.
Noray, another substitute, pounced on a loose ball and instinctively
flicked past George, only to see his shot rebound off the upright.
A hurried Strikers clearance turned into a goalscoring chance as Sean
Julien took the ball behind the opposing defence, although his square
pass looked to be a straightforward task.
Gray (I) was indecisive and journeyman Marc Borde, who was once on
Jabloteh’s payroll, lashed home in the 65th minute from the weak
It was a moment for the neutrals to savour as the underdogs again
threatened a coup, but it was never going to last.
Noray put the scoreline right, four minutes later, as he materialised
on the left side of the Strikers defence to flick home a Josh Johnson
right side free kick.
And Jabloteh finally went ahead in the 79th minute after George
inexplicably spilled an Eve inswinging corner and Gray (C) prodded
over the goalline, before wheeling away to celebrate.
By then, the short-staffed Strikers had lost their composure and were
resorting to aimless long punts into the opposing half of the field.
Still, they did manage a last effort in stoppage time—not
suprisingly, from a free kick—only for Jackson to waste Anton
Hill was livid.
At the touchline, his doctors worked frantically to revive Noray, who
had gone down in a crumpled heap after colliding with George while
chasing a deep free kick.
There were some nervous moments for coach and medical staff, but they
were all smiles as they left the stadium.
Everyone loves a happy ending.
Gally joins South Starworld
By Lasana Liburd.
18-Mar-2003 - Former Trinidad and Tobago stand-out football player and
coach, Everald “Gally” Cummings, will return to competitive action
this year as the technical advisor of Pro League outfit, South
Cummings, who was at the helm of the famous 1989 “Strike Squad”
national team, accepted a post at the South-based squad last week
Monday which gives him authority over the senior team as well as their
His technical staff comprises incumbent coach Desmond “Darko”
Bailey, goalkeeper coach Michael “Brow” Maurice, as well as former
Arima Senior Comprehensive coaches Michael Grayson and Dave Weekes.
Grayson—a former national youth coach—and Weekes are also new
additions to the Starworld club.
Cummings has set himself the target of bringing the public back out to
watch local football, as well as creating an attractive team capable
of a top-three Pro League finish.
“My first step is to get the public to come back to the game,”
said Cummings. “Trinidadians like to see nice football and we will
try our best to give them football they will enjoy...
“Last year, the team came in (the Pro League) for the first time and
had a very good run. We are looking to do better and really play some
“We want disciplined and organised football and are looking at
finishing at least in the middle or the first three.”
Cummings is also employed as a technical co-ordinator at the Ministry
of Sport and Youth Affairs, but said he did not expect any conflict
between the two positions.
It is his first active role in local football since 1994, when he held
the position of technical director as Trinidad and Tobago regained
their Caribbean title in a lopsided 7-2 win at home to Martinique.
Cummings was soon replaced by German Jochen Figge, before being
eventually returned for a brief stint after the sacking of Yugoslav
Zoran Vranes in 1996.
However, he likened his role then to that of a “welfare officer”,
used only as a means of curbing the indiscipline which came to public
attention during Vranes’ tenure.
Cummings enjoyed better times in his previous spell as head coach and
as a player.
A former professional with the North American Soccer League, Cummings
was a member of the 1973 national team that came within 90 minutes of
a place in the 1974 Germany World Cup, only to be thwarted by hosts
Haiti in a highly controversial 2-1 loss.
As a player, he is a former WITCO Sportsman of the Year and was named
among Trinidad and Tobago’s top 100 sportsmen of the millennium,
while he received the Humming Bird (Gold) Medal in the 1974 national
awards and was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.
He returned as coach in 1987 and took the Strike Squad within one
point of the 1990 Italy World Cup.
His efforts earned him the Express Individual of the Year award for
Cummings admitted that he still felt hurt at not being allowed to
continue his work at national level by the Trinidad and Tobago
Football Federation (T&TFF).
However, he explained that Starworld president Ashmeed Ali and fans
had persuaded him to get involved in the local game once more.
“I am trying to get back involved in the football in the best way I
can,” said Cummings. “A lot of people in the public have also been
asking me to help.
“Based on that and the problem with crime and so on, if I could help
eliminate the anti-social element in our youth, I feel I need to get
Ali, who is also the Starworld manager, paid credit to Cummings’
contribution to Trinidad and Tobago football and was confident that he
could help his club as it prepares for its second season in the top
“I believe we need to bring back the crowds and I think Mr Cummings
is in a tremendous position to do so,” he said. “I know the talent
we have and, with the proper person at the helm, I think it will help
my club and the entire nation.
“It is a great honour to have him amongst us and I am sure we will
learn from him as we go ahead.”
Sean Julien - striker with much
By Reshma Ragoonath.
16-Nov-2002 - Pro League newcomers Starworld Strikers may have
finished seventh in the league standings, but still had reason to
celebrate, as their ace striker and captain, Sean Julien, ended the
season with the most goals.
Julien’s 16 goals beat off the challenge of the more illustrious
strikers like Jason Scotland of Defence Force and Francis Lastic of W
Although he has made such a marked achievement, this mild-mannered
youngster remains modest. His highest goal tally in one game was a
hattrick against Caledonia AIA.
What makes the feat more distinguished was the fact that both Julien
and his team were campaigning in the league for the first time.
“Most teams did not cater for Sean. He has shown that South has a
lot to offer and that’s what Starworld is about. It’s about
highlighting the South youths and giving them opportunities to
showcase their talent. As for Starworld, we will be coming out
stronger and bigger next year” said manager Ashmeed Anthony Ali.
Julien, 21, has embarked on the road to stardom, one that was
travelled by his older brother Sherwin Julien not so long ago. In
fact, according to the Starworld striker, it was Sherwin who inspired
“I remember watching Sherwin on the field and thinking that soon I
would be like him. When he was made captain of the national team in
1998, I was so proud. I knew that some day I would achieve what he
did,” said Julien.
He said his brother played an important part in his football by
helping him in his training and giving him advice on how to improve
“Sometimes before a big game, Sherwin would give me pointers as to
how to get around the players on the opposing team,” said Julien.
Julien’s aim is to represent Trinidad and Tobago. However, despite
his success, he failed to catch the eye of new national coach Hannibal
“I was disappointed. I want to play for the national team and make
my country proud. But when I saw the list published in the paper I was
However, Ali has given me support and I hope to get a chance to
represent my country soon.”
Starworld Strikers launch
school adoption plan.
By Zaid Mohammed.
23-Sept-2002 - Starworld Strikers Football Club, based in San
Fernando, have initiated a novel programme to promote football at the
The newest addition to the Professional League, Starworld Strikers
will today embark on a “School Adoption Plan” in which students
will be able to develop a link with the team and reap rich benefits.
“The relationship would enable the participating schools and
students to get a range of attractive incentives including coaching
assistance and free admittance at Pro League games,” said Ria Ali,
The management/finance graduate of the University of the West Indies
(St Augustine) is being assisted by Communication Manager of Strikers,
Marissa Jugmohan, whose specialty is management of information
A support staff to implement the programme has been sourced and will
include registered players, parents, relatives and other interested
Ali said the “School Adoption Programme” is one way the game can
develop from the grassroot level which will facilitate its national
growth and also help the club grow.
The schools initially selected for the project are Grant Memorial
Presbyterian School whose principal is the very recently controversial
Lennox Sirjusingh; and Gasparillo Primary Government School.
Grant Memorial was selected, Ali said, because of its close proximity
to Starworld Strikers and its home ground and because Sirjusingh has a
long history of involvement in the sport.
He has served as a FIFA Badge referee and was a two-time president of
the Southern Football Association and is extremely interested in
developing the potential of his charges and increasing the
opportunities available to them.
Grant Memorial will participate in the district football competitions
for the first time this year fielding both boys and girls teams.
Ali said Gasparillo has been a fixture on the south football scene
winning the Victoria district competition for many years and also has
the distinction of their principal serving as a match commissioner in
the Pro League.
The project also has the blessing of the SFA whose general secretary
has indicated that the “School Adoption Programme” may be included
in the SFA’s strategic plan next year.
She also has suggested that each member club of the SFA adopt a school
within their area to enhance the overall objectives of planners.
Ali said the project will be first sold to the students by officials
of Starworld Strikers using video presentations and display booths on
the school compound. Students will also be issued identification cards
entitling them to the benefits of the programme she said.
Apart from coaching assistance, participants in the programme will
also stand to benefit from physical education classes; discounts at
football camps and clinics hosted by Starworld Strikers; free
admittance at Strikers games; door prizes at the Starworld games; free
entry and participation on the club’s activities.
South Starworld Strikers
By Gregory Trujillo
10-Apr-2002 - All systems are in place for the entire southland to
rally around Starworld Strikers in the new Professional Football
To ensure his team receives full support on and off the field,
president of the club, Ashmeed Anthony Ali, has requested that every
time the name Starworld Strikers is called or appears in the press
it should be introduced with "South".
Ali, founder of the club 15 years ago, said over the weekend that
all his players are based in south and every effort will be made to
bring a community spirit back into the sport.
"We have realised for the crowds to come back to football there
is a need to have community-based teams," Ali said. He
restructured his club four years ago.
"We want the South community to know that this is their
team," stressed the man who is eager to take South Starworld
Strikers to a higher level on the soccer field.
Starworld Strikers made a clean sweep of most of the top awards when
the SFA held its presentation function recently. The club came away
with the "Team of the Year", "Coach of the Year"
(Desmond Bailey), "Youth Coach of the Year" (Terrance
Marcelle) and "Manager of the Year" (Ashmeed Ali).
In addition, the club played undefeated in the Goodwill League in
New York between July and September last year.
"I think the guys need to be seen at a higher level. At zone
level their ability was not being noticed. I know for a fact that we
have on our team many more Dwight Yorkes and Russell Latapays,"
Ali mentioned that for the club's baptism in the PFL, "we are
coming with an all local team and we have the whole of South
rallying around us". He said his intention is to develop the
talented youths in the South.
"I just want to reach out to the youths because I have realised
that the talented players coming of Intercol fail to go anywhere
after leaving school," Ali said. "This God-given talent
goes to waste."
Ali said his club has a package offered to the public. Anyone
becoming a member of South Starworld Strikers can benefit in a
number of ways.
Membership gives the opportunity to win a car at the end of the
season, as well as a free trip for two to Tobago.
"You could also participate in discount shopping in top brand
named stores, attend swimming classes, participate in pool
tournaments and register in a club employment agency." The club
will also provide academic and athletic scholarships and will be
linked with local schools offering O'Levels and A'Levels Exams as
well as SAT Exams at a cheaper rate.
At the end of the year, the club will host a fun-day for members and
hold children's camps.
"I have a vision to reaching the youths through the medium of
sports in order for them to achieve their maximum potential,"
He predicted his team will win the PFL with his all-South selection
His team will include Anthony Noreiga from San Fernando and Sean
Julien from Point Fortin.
Noreiga was one of the star players for Intercol champions Princes
Town last year and was recently called for training with the
national senior team.
PFL new boys make good.
19-Feb-2002 - Team owner and manager
Ahmeed Anthony Ali said that Starworld has been in existence for the
past 15 years competing in the Southern Football Association (SFA).
Ali, a 47-year-old businessman heavily involved in importing and
distribution, is hoping to represent San Fernando with pride and
boasts several familiar names within his organisation.
Former and present school football stand-outs Kester Cornwall (St
Benedict’s), Bevon Lewis (Fyzabad), Marcus Alleyne and Anthony
Noriega (both Princes Town) are part of a young team who will play
under coaches Jan Steadman (Naparima College) and Desmond Bailey—a
former SFA coach of the year.
Twenty-three-year-old Lester Salick, who died Carnival Sunday in a
vehicular accident involving national under-17 player Nkosi
Blackman, was also a Starworld player.
Starworld opted against competing in the 2001 SFA season and instead
spent more than two months in the United States, where they copped
the Goodwill League tournament.
“The (SFA) competition was really poor for us,” said Ali. “We
were beating up teams by 12 and 15 goals, even 21 goals. It didn’t
make sense going back and playing at that level again.”
The PFL should be right up their street then.
“We hope to win it (the PFL),” said Ali. “Not hope, we will
win it. We have a good team. The first San Fernando team to go in