It is now a case of hope, more than assurance.

Without government assistance, local football clubs are unsure if there will be a 2018 season of professional football in Trinidad and Tobago. And if there is not, hundreds of people including players, their families and officials will be left on the breadline.

“We (are) hoping that the Ministry (Sport and Youth Affairs) comes back with the finances and sponsors would come on board and help out the situation,” stated Derek King, head coach of new champions North East Stars.

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