So confident is William Wallace of his chances of being the next Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president that he thinks the incumbent David John-Williams might well abandon plans to seek a new four-year term.

“I am so confident, I think David John-Williams might well support us in the election,” Wallace joked in an interview with cable TV station Sportsmax.

Wallace, president of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) and former senior national men’s team manager, is the first to begin his campaign in earnest.

Both he and businessman Richard Ferguson have declared their intentions to challenge John-Williams for the leadership of the TTFA, heading separate slates.


Opener Evin Lewis struck a trademark aggressive half-century while seamer Kesrick Williams marked his first appearance for West Indies in 16 months with a three-wicket haul, as the Caribbean side swept aside Afghanistan by 30 runs in their opening Twenty20 International in India yesterday.

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard said that playing smart cricket on a slow pitch was key to their success in the opening game of the three-match T20 International series against Afghanistan in Lucknow yesterday.

Old rivals San Juan North Secondary and St Augustine Secondary will meet each other next Thursday to decide this year’s Coca Cola InterCol East Zone winners. Yesterday, at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar, both schools enjoyed relatively smooth passages to the final.

The annual Yearling Sale is Sunday, but the breeding signs are not good for the local horse racing industry. At Sunday’s sale, only seven stud farms will be represented.

KAMRAN McIntosh-Ross has come down from the United States to compete in the national Under-16 tennis trials from today at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force suffered their first defeat in the Cricket West Indies Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup on Wednesday night, however it wasn’t a total loss, with captain Imran Khan and coach Mervyn Dillon insisting that the hosts will learn from the setback and come back stronger against the USA at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba today.