Ryan Telfer

HOME-GROWN TALENT: Trinidad and Tobago international Ryan Telfer.

Ryan Telfer’s recent pair of appearances for Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF Nations League was a homecoming of sorts for the York9 FC midfielder.

Telfer made history this past international break when he became the first Canadian Premier League player to score an international goal when he tucked one in for Trinidad and Tobago in a 2-2 draw with Martinique at home. (Ex-Forge FC loanee Emery Welshman scored for Guyana, but that was before the CPL season kicked off.)

It was a special moment for Telfer, who was born in Canada, but was raised in Trinidad, living in the central region of the country, and playing his football, for club and school, in the capital of Port of Spain.

“I played for Skhy FC, a small club, but they base themselves as an academy,” Telfer told CanPL.ca. “The whole environment was more focused on helping players in their technical abilities and whatnot, that’s what they really focus on, that’s what really helped me in what my game is today. I also went to Fatima College, one of the most prestigious boys’ schools, secondary schools in Trinidad. I played there as well. They were one of the top teams.”


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.