Entornointeligente.com / The Trinidad Guardian / The Peoples National Movement (PNM) Councillor for Newlands/Mahaica Reynold Carrington was high in praise of former national captain Russell Latapy and the T&T Football Association for their contributions towards the relief effort double-header matches on Saturday. The matches were in support for the families that were affected by the recent coastal landslides in Cedros.
In just over a week, the idea for the event was executed with the National Under-20 Men’s team playing against a Point Fortin All Stars team and a Latapy XI team which came up against Reynold Carrington XI at the Mahaica Oval in Point Fortin.
The matches attracted an estimated 700 supporters which included the Minister of National Security and MP for Point Fortin Edmund Dillon, the Mayor of Point Fortin Abdon Mason as well as officials from the TTFA.
The T&T Under 20s, coached by Latapy turned out 3-1 winners over the Point Fortin All stars captained by Hughtun Hector and included the likes of current national midfielder Nathaniel Garcia and former Under-17 forward Nkosi Blackman. Nickel Orr struck a double and Kishon Hackshaw got the other item for T&T which is preparing for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers in November.
In the second outing, St Lucian Earl Jean and former national midfielder Densill Theobald both notched a pair of goals which gave the Latapy XI a 4-1 victory. The likes of T&T head coach Dennis Lawrence, Marvin Andrews, Stern John, Ross Russell, Floyd Lawrence, Kevin Jeffrey, Keyeno Thomas, Ronnie Hunte, Matthew Bartholomew and Clyde Leon among other featured in the encounter. Former national great Leroy De Leon was in attendance.
Leroy De Leon greets Stern John alongside Russell Latapy.
“In the short time that we arranged everything, I think we had a pretty good response and the evening turned out to be one for a good cause that was supported,” Carrington told TTFA Media.
He said, “I would specially like to thank Russell for his part and the TTFA for their contributions in teaming up with us by bringing the national under 20 team to be part of this event. We rallied together and the Minister of National Security and MP Edmund Dillion as well as the Mayor Abdon Mason all showed up to support it. We had members of the eight affected families with us as well and it is our intention to continue staging events like this that would contribute towards a good cause. We will be presenting all proceeds from the gates as well as other items we’ve received the to the affected families. Some presentations were also made on the day through one of TTFA’s partner, Healthnet Caribbean’s My Card and we received support from NGC and VWAD volunteers and the families have been grateful,” Carrington added.
Carrington lauds Cedros positive response
Con Información de The Trinidad Guardian
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