Trinidad Play In Surinam Today

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Jamaica Gleaner

J.F.A. Secretary Calls Players For Herediana Visit


There are the lessons learned from the Trinidad Tours to cause the Council the greatest concern as to the future of our football and inspire an herculean effort on the part of themselves and players to remove the stigma of our recent deplorable performances.


Incidentally, the J.F.A. was not the only association who in the middle of cricket had to prepare for a football tour. The Trinidad A.F.A. found itself faced with a similar task during the M.C.C. visit, but apparently coped with it so successfully that the Colony's team left for Surinam on Saturday last to fulfil a seven match programme.

Joey Gonsalves, goalkeeper and a member of the team to visit here last year, has succeeded Prior Jones as tour captain; and we are sure that the T.A.F.A. has placed under him the best team of youngsters that could be got together, as our sister Colony football councillors believe in youth!

The visiting Trinidad footballers were scheduled to open their tour on Sunday against a club side (The Swallows), and meet a Combination of Youngsters today.

The first Test is booked for Friday followed by the second and third consecutively, on Sunday and on Tuesday (16th inst.) On Friday and Sunday (21st) Trinidad will meet club sides before packing up for home.