Happy St. Patrick’s Day (if you celebrate it, that is)!
Main talking points today: TTPFL enters its 2nd matchweek, the Soca Warriors finish their tour of Jamaica and our national cyclists looking for Olympic points in Cairo.
tt pREMIER lEAGUE WEEK 2
The TTPFL gets back underway this weekend with a double-header today at the Police Barracks. Cunupia FC look to bounce back after last week’s defensive mishaps against San Juan Jabloteh and Police FC look to make their season debut against a W Connection team looking to rebound from last week’s loss.
On Saturday, Prison Services FC and Point Fortin Civic FC face off, looking to get two more points this go-round. Central FC and Morvant Caledonia United look to continue their winning ways when they face off in the later game.
Finally, Tiger Tanks Club Sando will travel to the East to the Larry Gomes Stadium to face current league leaders A.C. Port-of-Spain in a battle of two teams from the cities.
Nations League Prep Done
Trinidad and Tobago wrapped up their warmup games against island-rivals Jamaica on Tuesday in preparation for their final two CONCACAF Nations League games against the Bahamas and Nicaragua next week. On Saturday, the Soca Warriors beat Jamaica 1-0 thanks to a Reon Moore goal in the 67th minute. Tuesday’s game was a 0-0 draw.
These games also marked the debuts for several young T&T footballers such as Nathaniel James, Andre Raymond and Kareem Riley to name a few. Kaile Auvray is another new addition after switching allegiances with Saint Martin.
T&T now are in must win mode to gain promotion to League A and, in the process, automatically qualify for the Gold Cup.
Cycling To Paris
A contingent of T&T Cyclists are currently in Cairo, Egypt attempting to collect Olympic qualification points for the Parisian Olympic Games in 2024. Nicholas Paul, Kwesi Browne, Akil Campbell & Alexi Ramirez are all vying for points
To sum up the event:
- Akil Campbell finished 12th in the Elimination race on Tuesday
- Nicholas Paul makes his return to track cycling after missing the rest of 2022 with a fractured collar bone in a training incident. He didn’t make it out of the quarterfinals of the Men’s Keirin and the Men’s Sprint.
- Kwesi Browne didn’t make it past the 1st round repechage in the Men’s Keirin. He did better in the Sprint, joining Paul in being knocked out of the quarterfinals.
- Alexi Ramirez is set to take part in the Women’s Omnium. We’ll update on her result as soon as it happens.
What’s coming up this week
Cricket: West Indies Championships 2023 – TT Red Force vs. Guyana Harpy Eagles at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy
TT Red Force vs. Barbados Pride – 22nd- 25th March
Athletics: M.A.P. Juvenile Meet at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium
Cycling: Luces Brothers Memorial Classic at Skinner Park
Motorsport: TTASA Competition Drag Racing #2
- Netball: Fast 5 Tournament (Championship & Premiership)
- Badminton: National Junior Championships
- Cricket: TTCB Premiership 1