FORMER NATIONAL football team central defender Marvin “Dog” Andrews was back in Trinidad a few weeks ago on personal business.
It’s one of those moments that you remember; well, I do anyway. Not quite a ‘where were you when JFK…’ sort of thing, and certainly much less of an event on the world stage, but something that stuck in my mind. It’s a memory of a Haitian official, perhaps a trainer, a coach or similar; he may even have been a substitute I suppose. I’m not sure of his precise role and it matters little, but he had a bright red Haitian tracksuit on. And there he was staring into the camera in Wild-eyed disbelief, doing what I can only describe as overexcited star jumps, surrounded by similarly attired celebrating colleagues, with a look of joy that his face simply seemed incapable of containing.
Newly called up member to the Trinidad and Tobago Senior Men’s Team Quinn Rodney has disclosed that he has been receiving consistent words of advice from senior team head coach Dennis Lawrence since the training camp ahead of upcoming friendlies versus Guadeloupe and Martinique commenced two weeks ago.
THE TRINIDAD and Tobago men’s football team were unable to make it two wins in as many matches as they were held to a goalless draw by hosts Martinique last evening, in their friendly international, at the Stade P Aliker De Dillon, Fort-de-France.
Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence is welcoming the third international friendly to be played in a three week period after the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association secured a match with World Cup bound Panama on April 17th.
A 29th minute goal from German 2nd Bundesliga Club Darmstadt 98 new signee Joevin Jones was enough to seal a 1-0 victory for T&T over Guadeloupe at the Pierre Antonius Stadium in Guadeloupe, yesterday.
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The year is 1999, one year after former Strike Squad baby Dwight Yorke makes a £12.6 million move from Aston Villa to Manchester United. The “Red Devils” complete a memorable treble.
Midfielder Khaleem Hyland of Al Faisaly in Saudi Arabia, Levi Garcia, the Excelsior Rotterdam midfielder and speedy over-lapping wing-back Joevin Jones will headline T&T's football team ahead of two international friendly matches against Guadeloupe and Martinique later this week.
The history of Concacaf premier competition could only be remembered by those who have been around in the early sixties when the number of affiliated countries in the Caribbean was less than what exists today.