NEWS THAT the General Council of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) is undertaking an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the holding of the November 19 game between this country and the USA with special reference to the ordering, purchasing, and accounting for tickets and passes, is a move in the right direction.
IN PORT OF SPAIN yesterday everyone was seeing red because the Americans were coming. The front-page headline in the Daily Express declared it a "red dawn" and the arrivals hall at Piarco airport was decked out in red banners with posters of the nation's heroes prominently displayed.
Trinidad football team is capable of winning the CONCACAF zone preliminaries of the World Cup Football tournament in Haiti next month and go on to capture the final in Munich next year, it was predicted today by Eduard Karim, Indonesian-born soccer coach now domiciled in Holland.
SECOND-placed Trinidad and Tobago face two tough return World Cup qualifying matches later this year but should be prepared for their opponents Guatemala and the United States, says national football coach Everald Cummings.
Trinidad soccer officials today braced themselves for showdown with players of the National squad now preparing for the World Cup preliminaries against Haiti in November.
Canada's national soccer team, now preparing for the Confederation of the North, Central American and Caribbean zone football associations World Cup playoff in Honduras at the end of the month, beat Trinidad and Tobago 4-2 on Wednesday.
CLAIMS OF breach of contract and accusations that officialdom is not doing anything to football in Trinidad were hurled at each other by Trinidad Football Association President Dom Basil Matthews and Hungarian-born coach Americo Brunner in statements here today as Brunner left his job as Trinidad National Coach.
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has announced the names of 18 players from whom the final team will be chosen for Saturday's World Cup playoff with Surinam in neutral Cayenne, French Guyana.
ARTHUR MAYNARD, Trinidad opening batsman, who made big news on his debut in first class cricket in 1935 against the MCC at Queen's Park Oval, then disappeared from the cricket scene immediately afterwards, died suddenly at his home in Belmont, Port of Spain, yesterday.