Clayton Morris


FORMER national football team captain Clayton “JB” Morris was not surprised at the recent passing of Anthony Harford; sports administrator, businessman and media personality.

Harford, 68, did not hide the fact that he was ill. Suffering from diabetes, he openly spoke of having bypass surgery and in recent years also had to have renal dialysis and surgery on both eyes after going partially blind.

“Not surprised,” Morris commented about Harford’s passing, “I have been receiving updates on his health, but it’s always time to reflect when someone passes on. Moreso when that individual contributed to making you a better human being.”

Morris most remembers Harford for making the national football team feel at home in the late 1980s to 90s when national footballers did not regularly squabble about match fees or stayed at five-star hotels.

“My early days on the national senior team where we had these exhibition games against English clubs and struggled to get basic needs as accommodation, meals etc. Tony offered his guest house in Woodbrook—can’t remember the name of the street—so that we can feel as professional as possible to represent Trinidad and Tobago.

“Even if he was paid for such, it’s his understanding what will make players motivate to perform. Sad to say some administrators still don’t understand the importance that without athletes there is no sports and no need for administration.”

Harford had a knack of never seeming upset or disagreeable. Morris also recalls a recent moment when chatting with Harford. “Sharing his experience after surgery and when he was driving around the Queen’s Park Savannah and his sight went. Tony, during his explanation, as always never seem to be fearful, stressed or upset.”


After 22 months off the field, team sports have been given the green light to start playing again.

Yesterday, through a Ministry of Sport release, Minister of Sport and Community Development, Shamfa Cudjoe, confirmed that her Ministry’s Safe Zone Return to Play plan has been approved and will take effect from today.

The Comoros Islands will have to use an outfield player in goal against hosts Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations after a Covid outbreak in the squad.

A total of 12 cases have been reported in their camp, the Comoros Football Federation said on Saturday, including their coach and two available goalkeepers ahead of today’s game.

The T&T women’s hockey team ended the group phase of the Pan American Cup tournament in Santiago, Chile, with another heavy defeat — 13-0 to Canada, yesterday.

But Peru’s 20-0 hammering at the stick of the United States women meant the local stickwomen still qualified for the knockout stage of the tournament as the third-placed team in Pool B.

The West Indies could not replicate the dominance they had exerted over England in the first match on Saturday, and paid the price, losing yesterday’s second T20 International by one run at Kensington Oval.

Given the chance to bowl at the English batters first up once more, the West Indies bowlers were unable to contain them in the way they had in game one.

TRINIDAD and Tobago’s Hayden Mitchell and Jermillle Danclar recently retained their posts on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) executive.

After being first appointed in 2020, Mitchell and Danclar will serve on the Beach Tennis Committee, and the Seniors Committee, respectively for another two years.

Miguel Angel Jimenez is off to another great start on the PGA TOUR Champions in Hawaii, on Saturday.

Jimenez, the cigar-smoking, free-spirited Spaniard, birdied the par-4 18th hole in regulation for a 6-under 66 and then beat Steven Alker on the second playoff hole to win the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai for the third time.