Nakhid Angry At TTFA

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-04-28
Source: 
TTFOL

David Nakhid is angry at not being called up for T&T's game with Saudi Arabia. Speaking to the Independent last week Nakhid said: "Nobody ever told me about this match, they did not even have the courtesy to ask me if I was available or not." Nakhid has been captain of Trinidad and Tobago since he took over from Russell Latapy 18 months ago. T&T is due to play Saudi Arabia on May 9th in Nice, France. Also not in the squad is Russell Latapy.

John scores again

After coming off a great performance last week you would have to excuse Stern John this week. Once again he found the back of the net. John scored his fourth goal of the season in the fourth minute. He ripped a low shot past the DC United goalkeeper to put Columbus up until an 89th minute goal by Ethervery level the game. The two teams preceded to shot outs in which DC emerged victorious. It was only the second lost for the Crew this season. They still remain in first place in the MLS East division.

Other MLS news...

David Nahkid was out of New England's game with Miami with a ankle injury. Evans Wise came on in the 68th minute. New England won the game 3-0 for there second win of the season. Over in Dallas, Brian Haynes came on in the 61st minute in the Burn's game with Kansas City. The Burn on the game 3-1 on the strength of three second half goals.

Yorke and Villa loose ground on UEFA race

Dwight Yorke's ability to play in the UEFA cup next year suffered a big setback on Saturday. They lost to relegation favorites Bolton Wanderers 3-1. That lost droped Villa to eighth place and practically out of UEFA cup contention. They need to get into the top five positions for a chance.

Marcelle gets the offers.

In other English action, it is one more and counting for Clint Marcelle. Barnsley lost to Arsenal 2-0 to push them closer to relegation. However, that is not really a concern for Marcelle. The Trinidad Express report last week that several clubs from Europe have come knocking on Clint's door including two Dutch clubs. In February Marcelle told TTFOL that he had recieved offers from French clubs. However, he expressed a desire to remain in England for family reasons. He would like to stay in the English Premiership. Marcelle's current contract is up at season's end.

In the shooting range...

Anthony Rougier and Hibernian still continue to hang on for their Scottish Premiership lives on Saturday. They tied league leaders Celtic 0-0. Over in Portugal, Leonson Lewis and Chaves continue to fight for there first division lives. They won there game versus Leca 1-0. The win gave them 28 points from 31 games. They are currently just three points away from remaining in the first division.