Jack Happy For Trio

Author: 
Shaun Fuentes
Date Published: 
1999-11-11
Source: 
Trinidad Guardian

JOE Public chairman Jack Warner was a happy man on Thursday about three of his team's players earning contracts to play with Yugoslavian team Red Star Belgrade at the end of the local season.

The FIFA Vice president was hoping that because of this, the players, national under 23 captain Travis Muraine, midfielder Kerwyn Jemmot and striker Nigel Pierre would be unstoppable as they aimed to lead Public to victory in last night's FA Trophy final against Vibe CT 105 W Connection at Concacaf Centre of Excellence.

Warner said on Thursday that the three players will leave to begin three year contracts where they will earn around US$5,000 per month.

"They will be earning US$5,000 per month and will have cars and accommodation and will be available to play for this country whenever needed," Warner said.

He also noted that a decision on the PFL's programme next year was expected to be discussed at a board meeting schedule for yesterday.

There is the possibility that up to three new teams could join the PFL following the expulsion of Point Fortin Civic Centre.

About Craven A's involvement with the league next year after their pull out from the local market, he said "They will not be the sponsors. What they have done is guaranteed payment of fees for next year. The league will not have a titled sponsor," said Warner, who added that whether the winner's prize of $500,000 remains will be confirmed today.