T&T To Meet Jamaica

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-07-30
Source: 
TTFOL

Well it is finally here, the final that we waited for months. World Cup qualifiers Jamaica will face Shell Cup champions in Port of Spain on Friday night. T&T got to the final via a 4-1 win over Haiti. Jamaica needed extra time to defeat Antigua to progress.

Come back on Friday for a special Shell/Umbro final edition.

Latapy to move to Villa.

Well folks here it is, the match made in heaven I told you about a couple weeks back. Russell Latapy is expected to sign a new contract with Aston Villa within the next couple of weeks, this according to his business manager.

Here is how Russell came to Aston Villa. After watching the World Cup final in France and the conclusion of his Mastercard duties he travelled back to Portugal on the Monday and then to England on later that week. He has been training at the Birmingham based club ever since.

Last year he was the interest of Aston Villa who wanted to sign him for £6,000,000. However, Boavista rejected the offer and kept him for one more year. This year Boavista lost out on the rights to retain Latapy and he is currently available on a free transfer. The fee for Latapy's signing is undisclosed.

Yorke...will he stay or will he go?

The question now is Dwight Yorke. Yorke is being targeted by Manchester United and the next 48 hours will tell if he will remain with Aston Villa. Manchester United manager Alex Fergusion, has placed a £8 million initial bid for Yorke. However, that was rejected by John Gregory the Villa manager who stated that he wanted a higher fee and striker Andy Cole in exchange for Yorke. The both teams have until Saturday to agree to a transfer in order for Yorke to play in Champions League action this season.