The hosts Trinidad and Tobago women will look for a winning start to the Concacaf Caribbean Group A Olympic Women’s qualifiers when they take on Aruba on Monday from 5 p.m. at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. The match will be preceded by a 2.30 p.m. clash between St Kitts and Nevis and Dominican Republic.

The qualifiers run start Monday and will run to Tuesday, October 8 with all matches being played at the Couva venue. After their opener against Aruba, the Soca Princesses meet Antigua and Barbuda (October 2), St Kitts and Nevis (October 6) and the Dominican Republic (October 8) over a nine-day period.


Ato Boldon is strongly opposed to the new World Athletics (formerly IAAF) Diamond League format. The 2020 Diamond League Final in Zurich, Switzerland will not feature the 200 metres, discus, triple jump and 3,000m steeplechase.

THE Diego Martin Sports Complex has become such a successful football venue, regularly attracting a large turnout of fans, that it will be the stage of tonight’s First Citizens Cup final. It will be the first time the final has ever held in Diego Martin.

DECEASED Trinidad and Tobago boxer Giselle “Magic” Salandy has missed out on a place in history as female fighters — Christy Martin, Lucia Rijker and Barbara Buttrick — will make history in Canastota next June as the first female boxers inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

CULTURAL ROOTS have been crowned champions of the 2019 Northern Football Association’s (NFA) Premier League, having wrapped up the title with a 2-0 home win over Trendsetter Hawks on Wednesday evening at the Dibe Recreational Ground, off Long Circular Road in St James. They join Frontline FC who secured the Championship Division title just days before.

SHEMAR BRITTON struck gold for the second year in succession Wednesday night in the RMSL (Reliability Maintenance Services Limited) Super Singles Table Tennis Tournament.

Trinidad and Tobago international netballer Samantha Wallace has been named among the top 10 players for the 2019 season of the Australian Suncorp Super League, considered the best professional netball league in the world.