Trinidadians come for CONCACAF tournament

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Jamaica Gleaner

TRINIDAD and Tobago Regiment, Trinidad's champion football team, arrived in the island yesterday afternoon to compete in the Champion of Champions Football tournament, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF) which begins at the National Stadium on Monday night. Accompanying the team were, the Secretary of the Trinidad Football Association, Mr. Eric James; manager Major Desmond Whiskey and; coach Lieutenant Charles Gore.

Major Whiskey said on arrival that he could not tell the outcome of the tournament until he had assessed the strength of the other participating teams. He added that the standard of football in Trinidad is very high and that his team should represent Trinidad honourably.

Eight of the players who flew in yesterday have already represented Trinidad in International competitions. They are Lincoln Phillips, Richard Stewart, Kelvin Berassa, Gerry Brown, Victor Gamaldo, Charles Spooner, Victor Henry and Olives Niles.

The other participating teams in the tournament are Jong Colombia of the Netherland Antilles, Sommerset of Bermuda, Racing Club of Haiti and the Jamaica Regiment of Jamaica.

The other foreign teams are expected to come in today.

The Trinidad and Tobago squad were met on arrival by Majors Ken Barnes and Leslie Lloyd, Lieutenant Laurie Broderick and 2nd Lieutenant John Simmonds of the Jamaica Defence Force, who will be their hosts during the tournament.