Under-17 Coach Predicting Big Things

Marc Purcell
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Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, technical director of the Under-17 national team believes that Trinidad and Tobago will surprise many teams when they host the World tournament in 2001. Speaking at a media conference on Thursday, he stated that: "...the sky was the limit (for Trinidad and Tobago)...My ambition is to come in here and stun the whole world. I am here to do my best to put in all the experience and all the knowledge I have gained over the years, being aware that I also have a reputation to protect." At the conference was Minister for Sport and Youth Affairs Pamela Nicholson who stated that the government will be paying his entire three year salary. She said that: "The actions we are taking this year... (are) ... another example of the leadership role that we have undertaken to promote excellence in sport."

Latapy helps out in Boavista win.

Russell Latapy is a wanted man throughout England, Portugal France. He improved his net worth on Sunday by scoring his third goal of the season and setting up another in Boavista's 4-0 win over Amardora. The win moves Boavista right into European competition contention for next year. However, the likelihood of Latapy playing with Boavista next year gets slimmer by the day. Apart from Arsenal and Leeds United wanting his services next year, newly promoted Middlesborough have tossed there hats in the ring for Latas. Before going to France as a spokesman for Master Card he will be having discussions with various teams to see where he will be playing next year.

Relegation for Rougier and Marcelle

Don't expect Anthony Rougier and Clint Marcelle to be in good company these days. Both men suffered the disappointment and humiliation of relegation on Saturday afternoon. Marcelle and Barnsley suffered a 1-0 lost to Leicester City and ended there first and only season in the English Premiership.

Rougier and Hibernian lost to Dundee United 2-1 to push them into the Scottish First division. This is the second time in two years that Rougier has found himself on a loosing team.

It remains to be seen whether or not both men will remain at the same clubs. Marcelle most likely will head elsewhere in Europe after receiving interest from English, Dutch and French teams. His contract is up at season's end. Rougier has one more year on his contract with Hibernian. He would be able to leave Hibs on a transfer.

Yorke scores in Villa win.

Dwight Yorke scored his 11th league goal and his 15th overall of the season for Aston Villa to revive there hopes for a European place next season. Yorke opened the scoring for Villa after receiving a past from his fellow teammate. The 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday moves them within four points of a UEFA cup place. However, they need some help from the higher teams. Those teams have to loose and Arsenal has to win the FA Cup for Villa to gain a place.

Nixon scores in Zurich tie

Jerren Nixon regained his scoring touch on Sunday when he scored the tying goal for Zurich in there match with Lausanne Sports. Nixon scored in the 79th minute after coming on in the 66th minute. The tie gives Zurich some breathing room in third place. Zurich has just three weeks left on the season. They face Swiss giants and cross town rivals Grasshopper on Friday and FC Luzern and FC Sion in subsequent weeks. They are looking good for a UEFA cup place next season.

Ince leaves Wrexham.

Clayton Ince's spell at Wrexham in England has come to a disappointing end. Ince became a victim of
the Department of Employment rule that prevented Wrexham from signing him to a contract. Wrexham currently has two goalkeepers on there squad and the Department requires that Wrexham transfer them in order for the club to sign Ince. It is not known where Ince will end up. He is currently preparing for T&T's game with Saudi Arabia on the 8th. Wrexham will still keep in contact with Ince and will recall him if they transfer there goalies.