THERE will soon be a new president of the Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis Association (TTTTA).

In fact, not only is David Joseph not seeking re-election after being in charge for the last two years, his entire executive will also be stepping down at the Annual General Meeting on April 18.

Members of several clubs had requested in writing recently that Minister of Sport Shamfa Cudjoe disband the TTTTA executive.

Curtis Humphreys, one of the members responsible for the letter, stated that the final straw was when several clubs were not invited to a recent virtual Special General Meeting and members of “ghost clubs” turned up to vote for amendments to the constitution.

The WASA Club captain admitted that some of the changes are good, but wondered why they would go to such lengths, especially since the next executive could easily make changes of their own.

Humphreys pointed out that there was no national training last year and Joseph and his team lacked transparency during their term, including not “releasing a financial report in two years”.

The two-time national champion believes that Joseph was “going to step down anyway”, which was admitted by the president yesterday.

Commenting on the letter asking for his executive’s removal, the father of the top-ranked Brittany Joseph stated that he “doesn’t know what they are talking about.”

There are seven in contention for the post of president, including ten-time national champion Aleena Edwards, general secretary of the previous administration which was headed by Ian Joseph and served from 2016 until 2018.

Merle Baggoo, the 1963 national champ who not only revived QPCC (Queen’s Park Cricket Club) Parkites, but was the driving force behind the club becoming No. 1 in the country, is also on the list, as is Dave Ramoutar, who played a major role in the staging Caroni Zone Invitational League two years ago.

The other candidates are Yuvraaj Dookram, the country’s top-ranked player of ’16 and ’17, his Hillview Renegades teammate Kenneth Parmanand as well as Sherdon Pierre of D’Abadie Youths and Solo Crusader’ Kevin Lewis.

However WASA Club captain Curtis Humphreys, who has organised more tournaments than any other player in the last few years, is surprisingly not up for this or any other post on Sunday.

The posts of 1st and 2nd vice-presidents, general secretary and assistant secretary, treasurer and public relations officer (PRO) will also be filled.

Bob Roopnarine, a former general secretary, has thrown his hat in the ring for this post again, while Pierre has a chance to be PRO for a second time.


Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur will begin the process of pulling out of the proposed European Super League, the clubs confirmed yesterday. Chelsea are also expected to exit the proposed league, sources confirmed to ESPN.

North/Tobago denied East/North East a perfect record in the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board Under-19 trials, defeating them by six wickets at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva, yesterday.

CHE ANDREWS just missed out on a Triple Crown in the Duke’s Tennis Academy Tournament Monday night at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre.

After already having two titles in the bag, the former talented junior and East Zone Classified B class runner-up Clint Singh were edged 8-7 (7/5) by Nabeel Mohammed and Kendon Cornwall in the doubles final.

Trinidad and Tobago international Levi Garcia has been named AEK Athens’ ‘Player of the Month’ for March.

Garcia got on the scoresheet when he represented T&T in its 3-0 win over Guyana last month in their opening World Cup qualifier. The 23-year-old also played in T&T’s second match of its preliminary round of World Cup qualifying, a 1-1 draw against Puerto Rico. Garcia was recognised by his club for his approach work and assist to teammates, rather than the four goals he has scored this season.

Midfielder Kathon St Hillaire scored a consolation goal in FK Poprad’s 6-1 loss to MŠK Žilina B in the Slovakian second division last weekend.

It was the third goal scored this season for the 23-year-old former St Ann’s Rangers and T&T Under-20 national, making him the top-scorer at his struggling club.

Young Judah Garcia is a candidate for ‘Assist of the Season’ for relegated Neroca FC in India’s I-League second division.

Garcia, 20, flicked on pass with his back to goal, against Real Kashmir FC.

The 2020-21 season of the I-League came to an end on Saturday with Gokulam Kerala crowned champions for the very first time in the club’s history.