The sudden passing of Richard Elias Fakoory left me stunned in the same manner as that of young Stefan Monteil. Richard was 71 and I never knew him to have any health issues so when he died with his wife at his side, it made me yet again reflect on life. It brought back memories of a conversation between my good friend Stanley Hunter and I in our younger days after I said to him, “Stan boy you moving fast I hope you don't suffer from burn out.” His immediate response was, “Murray, let me tell you something, this life ain't no dress rehearsal so I living and furthermore, I never met anybody who said to me they were here before.” I couldn't argue with those words as they were so true.
FORMER T&T Pro League chairman Richard Fakoory was remembered for his passion for sport, particularly football and basketball, as well as youth development.
Sheldon Phillips, the sacked former general secretary of T&T Football Association (TTFA), is set to be one of two independent members on a commission to steer football forward.
PLANS ARE still ongoing towards a proposed merger between the Pro League and TT Super League.