Trinidad's Galt blames Jamaica

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Jamaica Gleaner

PORT OF SPAIN, Aug. 10 (Reuter):

Ken Galt, Trinidad Football Association President and Manager of Trinidad team beaten by Jamaica and Arsenal in Jamaica last week, said better teams beat Trinidad.

Galt said the young Jamaican team was being trained like professionals by Brazilian coach Jorge Penna and were far superior to the Jamaican team which visited Trinidad in 1958.

Trinidad's failure to do better was due to the late call to Jamaica, as the players only trained together one week.

Galt said the series of fights which broke out in the final between Arsenal and Jamaica were due mainly to Jamaican players and to a lesser extent to the referee Ken Chaplin.

There was too much tension. The Jamaicans had worked themselves to a pitch in an effort for a prestige win over Arsenal, while the referee allowed the situation to get out of hand, he said.