Nakhid In Problems Again

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1999-08-11
Source: 
TTFOL

David Nakhid Editorial CartoonDavid Nakhid Editorial Cartoon: Nahkid...things just don't fall right again.

David Nakhid's return to Lebanon seems to have stalled. After failing to gain a visa for his wife in Sweden, Nakhid returned to a country that he knows very well. However, he has been restricted by the local football federation from taking part in a trial with Al Nejmeh.

The federation maintains that Nakhid has been banned for life for taking part in a strike by African players two years ago. That has seriously dampened the return to club football for Nakhid, who retired from international football several months ago.

While Nakhid situation seems to have stalled, Errol McFarlane Jnr the Defense Force striker continues to impress. Reports coming out of Lebanon indicate that he is close to signing a deal with Nejmeh. He is currently negotiating for a better contract. There is speculation that he may return to play in Trinidad.

Ladies get scholarship

All was not lost at the Pan Am games for the women's Under 20 national team. Dawn Marie Alfred and Leslie Ann James were offered scholarships at Missouri State University.

While the women's team lost all games by wide margins, national head coach Jamaal Shabazz stated: "they showed some form of promise and with some eight players expected to join the senior team, T&T should do some good at next year's inaugural Caribbean tournament. The fact that these two were chosen women for scholarships is an indication of the talent we have."

Yorke scores for Man U

Dwight Yorke is looking to repeat the same performance that he had last year. This season he is off to a good start. On Saturday he scored in the 7th minute versus Everton. However, with three minutes left in the game Dutch international defender Jaap Stam scored a own goal to negate Yorke's strike.

Last night Yorke scored in the 35th minute minute in Man U's 4-0 romp over Sheffield Wednesday.

Out of the file of the impossible: There is a chance that Joe Public will play Manchester United next year at the World Club cup. It all depends on Joe Public beating the best teams in Concacaf during the final round of the 1999 Champions' Cup in Las Vegas from September 28 to October 3. Don't hold your breath.

Elcock scores in Crew win.

National defender Ansil Elcock is having a good season with the Crew. Elcock received a long, aerial feed from Brian Maisonneuve in the 67th minute, and blasted a scorcher past Wizard `keeper David Winner.

The goal by Elcock was his third goal of the season and helped the Crew to a 2-1 win over Kansas City.

Here is a little information for you. Stern John will be chatting live over the internet to fans on Thursday night at 10pm est. You can click here to get to the site. Also, Stern and Ansil will be live on U.S national television this weekend when Columbus takes on DC United on Saturday at 4:00pm on ABC.