Richard Quan Chan

 Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) director Richard Quan Chan 

UNLESS a sponsor comes forward with US$165,000 in the next two weeks, Trinidad and Tobago teams will not participate in upcoming men’s and women’s Olympic football qualifying competitions.

Yesterday, Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) director Richard Quan Chan announced at an Ato Boldon Stadium media briefing that the local governing body was having difficulty funding the two national teams.

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In the absence of government funding, the TTFA was also unable to garner support from the business sector. An effort to get Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee to help was also unsuccessful.

Quan Chan hinted it might not be feasible to prepare a men’s Under-23 team at this stage. The men’s competition begins in July. The women’s competition starts in October. None of the teams are currently in training.


KIERON POLLARD may have lost his place in the West Indies One-Day team when Clive Lloyd was the chairman of selectors but the former West Indies captain supports the decision to make him the new white ball captain.

CHELSEA FONG shone brightest of all the stars in the Solo National Junior Table Tennis Championship last weekend at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.

Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence was left searching for answers after his charges squandered a two-goal lead and had to settle for a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw against Martinique in the return leg of their CONCACAF Nations League Group C qualifier at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Monday night.

The first round of action in the new Shell/First Citizens Premier Division season of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) kicks off this afternoon.

TRINIDAD and Tobago placed fourth overall in the recent CASA (Caribbean Area Squash Association) Championship in Guyana. The hosts secured the prestigious overall title by sweeping both team events, while women’s runners-up Barbados placed second and Cayman Islands were third.