FA Win Is Icing On Cake - Jack

Shaun Fuentes
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Trinidad Guardian

Joe Public chairmanJoe Public chairman: and FIFA vice-president Jack Warner takes the opportunity to present a plaque to outgoing Chief of Defence Staff Brigadier Carl Alfonso (right) for his contribution. Warner is also holding a painting which was presented to him by his Joe Public partners.

WHO wants it more? The FA Trophy title, one of the more prestigious titles in local football is up for grabs and two of the top clubs in the country, Joe Public and Vibe CT 105 W Connection battle for it from 7 pm at the Dr Joao Havelange Centre of Excellence, Macoya.

Both will go after the winners' cheque worth $40,000 in the CCN sponsored competition.

Joe Public have already won the President's Cup knockout title and snapped up second spot in the Professional League on Wednesday.

FIFA vice-president and Joe Public chairman Jack Warner is confident of victory.

"I think, of course, this one will just be the icing on the cake in terms of the fact that Joe Public have so far been the leading team in the country and we have demonstrated this both on and off the field.

"We are the only club with a coaching school, an Under 14, Under 17, Under 20 team, a reserve team and a women's team. We are also the only team that has consistently had seven players on the national team. When Joe Public look at its record this year, we have a lot to be proud of," Warner boasted yesterday.

Connection came third in the League and fell short in the PFL and President's Cup final. One a loss to CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh, the other a 1-0 loss to Public. They are determined to spoil Public party.

Captain Reynold Carrington is bent on bringing this one home for club president David John Williams.

"We are looking at this game in a very positive way. The players are really psyched up to prove themselves and show the League that they can achieve something, especially a title as the FA Trophy, which is the biggest Cup competition in any part of the world," said Carrington.

St Lucian striker Earl Jean, who has been a force in the Connection line-up this season, is also gunning to help his team to glory.

"We have proven that we can match them (Joe Public). And they don't have such a good record against us anyway.

"I think this is very important for the club that we win this one.

"We are just going out there to do our best but definitely we want to win badly. We have lost two finals and came up short in the League and I think this Cup is just there waiting for us," said Jean.