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Central could close gap on Pro League leaders W Connection

Central could close gap on Pro League leaders W Connection

14-04-2014 Hits:120 Central FC

Central FC will attempt to close-in on Digicel Pro League leaders and bitter rivals W Connection on Tuesday when the “Sharks” take on North East Stars from 8 pm at...

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Defence Force thumps Police 3-1 to stay within million dollar Pro League title

Defence Force thumps Police 3-1 to stay within million dollar Pro League title

14-04-2014 Hits:143 Defence Force

Caledonia also 3-1 winners over Jabloteh Forward Devorn Jorsling scored one and set up another to pace Defence Force to a 3-1 win over Police FC in the first of two...

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Lucozade Sport Goal Shield title to return to Couva: Bitter rivals Central and Connection into Final

Lucozade Sport Goal Shield title to return to Couva: Bitter rivals Central and Connection into Final

12-04-2014 Hits:93 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield

The Final of the 2014 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield (LSGS), which will take place at the Ato Boldon Stadium (ABS) on Friday 25 April, will serve rivalry at its finest,...

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Fenwick picks up third Blue Waters CoM award; Caesar voted Wendy’s PoM for March

Fenwick picks up third Blue Waters CoM award; Caesar voted Wendy’s PoM for March

11-04-2014 Hits:93 TT Pro League News

Soon-to-be birthday boy Trevin Caesar of North East Stars has been voted the Wendy’s Player of the Month for March (PoM), while Central FC head coach Terry Fenwick is the...

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Lucozade Sport Goal Shield: Central are the most feared says Fenwick

Lucozade Sport Goal Shield: Central are the most feared says Fenwick

10-04-2014 Hits:132 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield

But Stars, Connection and Civic begs to differ ahead of Friday’s semis “The team that no one wants to play is Central FC.” That’s the belief of Central FC head coach...

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Apai and Plaza tricks as Connection and Central registers huge wins

Apai and Plaza tricks as Connection and Central registers huge wins

09-04-2014 Hits:142 Caledonia AIA

Goals galore as million-dollar Pro League intensity rises Strikers Dimitrie Apai and Willis Plaza both grabbed hat-tricks in separate instances at the Ato Boldon Stadium (ABS) on Tuesday night as longstanding...

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YPL: Jabloteh crush Police 17-0 in U14s

YPL: Jabloteh crush Police 17-0 in U14s

07-04-2014 Hits:83 Youth League News

Without doubt the youth teams of San Juan Jabloteh felt on top of the world on Sunday 30 March, defeating Police FC 17-0, 4-1 and 2-0 at the Under 14,...

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Gay loaned to Finland’s RoPS

Gay loaned to Finland’s RoPS

07-04-2014 Hits:87 Caledonia AIA

Caledonia AIA and Trinidad and Tobago forward Jamal Gay has re-entered the European professional circuit after completing a loan move to Finnish club Rovaniemen Palloseura (RoPS).The 25-year-old Gay is the...

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Leaders W Connection confident of holding on for million dollar Pro League title

Leaders W Connection confident of holding on for million dollar Pro League title

07-04-2014 Hits:85 W Connection

Seven points ahead of its closest challenger and four games remaining, Digicel Pro League (DPL) leaders W Connection are extremely confident of lifting the million dollar 2013/2014 title.“We have more...

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LSGS semis berths finalised: W Connection to face Civic and Central against Stars

LSGS semis berths finalised: W Connection to face Civic and Central against Stars

06-04-2014 Hits:103 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield

Former winners W Connection and North East Stars both booked themselves into the semi-final round of the 2014 Lucozade Sport Goal Shield, against rivals Point Fortin Civic and Central FC...

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Caledonia a CONCACAF Champions League challenger

aledonia a CONCACAF Champions League challengerCaledonia AIA Technical Director Jamaal Shabazz has made it clear that the Morvant-Laventille club is not just making up numbers in a 24-team CONCACAF Champions League when the 2013-2014 season kicks off on August 6.

"Caledonia AIA didn't just qualify to participate," Shabazz said. "We fought hard for our place, we've made serious sacrifices, so I think our chances are as good as any other team this year."

Caledonia had its first taste of the Concacaf Champions League--the confederation's version of the UEFA Champions League--last season and finished at the bottom of a three-team group behind MLS outfit Seattle Sounders and CD Marathón of Honduras in the group stage.

Now after joining fellow TT Pro League club DIRECTV W Connection for a second consecutive Champions League, the Morvant-Laventille club is ready to stand up against the top clubs of Mexico, Central America, USA, Canada and the Caribbean.

Last season, Caledonia AIA by virtue of winning the 2012 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship, qualified for the Champions League, but this year, only did so by defeating Portmore United of Jamaica in a play-off to join Connection and Haitian side Valencia FC to represent the region.

At a gala event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral Miami, CONCACAF held its annual draw which saw Caledonia AIA being grouped with ten-time Liga Mexico champion Deportivo Toluca FC of Mexico and Guatemala's CSD Comunicaciones.

According to Shabaaz, his side is happy to be pooled with a team from Mexico, sighting that it's a good situation for Caledonia since it will present an opportunity to play against an opposition that has a different style of play, having faced USA's Seattle Sounders and Marathon in their inaugural run.

"Toluca has a good history, but we have a good history too," Shabazz went on to add. "Playing at the Azteca in Mexico is exactly the experience that Caribbean teams need at this stage."

Toluca is located just outside of Mexico City standing 8,723 feet above sea level, and the high altitude is seen a serious obstacle standing in the way of the Trinidadians.

Shabazz pointed out that presently, his club doesn't have "the resources to go and train in the higher altitude situation. So we have to use the next option, which is to go in a couple of days before the game. The logistics of that is we have two months to prepare. In the mean time we have to try and get our players as fit as they should be."

He added, "We certainly want to strengthen our team of course, but the bulk of those players we will bring in will come from our Reserve (team) and youth teams because we don't have the resources to make big or huge addition to the squad. I think we have a decent squad from last year. Although we did well to retain some trophies, I think we were faced with a situation where we were without key players in the month of January."

Last year, the Champions League games hosted in Trinidad were poorly attended and Shabazz feels that CONCACAF should initiate a public awareness plan to better highlight the importance of the CCL to the teams and its supporters particularly from the Caribbean.

"I don't think a lot of people in Trinidad and Tobago or even the Caribbean, recognizes that this is CONCACAF, equivalent to the European Champions League and by W Connection and Caledonia qualifying back-to-back ... what a huge feat this is. These games are televised and it gives you a chance to showcase your community and your country so I think from that point, once CONCACAF can initiate an awareness programme then we will do what we can to urge the fans to come out," said Shabazz.

Caledonia AIA ended their domestic 2012-2013 season finishing second in the Digicel Pro League, which qualifies the Morvant-Laventille club for a third consecutive CCL appearance.

The season also saw the club retain the First Citizens Cup and FA Trophy, but failed to do so in the Lucozade Sport Goal Shield and Digicel Pro Bowl after being knocked out by eventual winners W Connection.

2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League groupings
(Schedule of matches are still to be formulated)

Group 1: Arabe Unido (Panama), Houston Dynamo (USA), W Connection (Trinidad & Tobago)

Group 2: Olimpia (Honduras), Sporting Kansas City (USA), Real Esteli (Nicaragua)

Group 3:  Herediano (Costa Rica), Cruz Azul (Mexico),  Valencia FC (Haiti)

Group 4: Club America (Mexico), Alajuelense (Costa Rica), Sporting San Miguelito (Panama)

Group 5: San Jose Earthquakes (USA), Montreal Impact (Canada), Guatemala #2 (Guatemala)

Group 6: Comunicaciones (Guatemala), Toluca (Mexico), Caledonia AIA (Trinidad & Tobago)

Group 7: Club Tijuana (Mexico), Victoria (Honduras), Luis Angel Firpo (El Salvador)

Group 8: LA Galaxy (USA), Isidro Metapan (El Salvador), Cartagines (Costa Rica)

TT PRO League 2013

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