Soccer legend Pablo Aimar, in the company of the FIFA president Gianni Infantino, praised the efforts of Trinidad & Tobago in developing soccer.
The former Argentina international came as a FIFA legend alongside former Columbian international Juan Pablo Angel.
Both stars visited the Ato Boldon Stadium for the press conference of the nation’s football association and a goodwill match. They both partook in the game where FIFA/TTFA met with Government/Sportt outfit. The FIFA team won 6-0.
The legends came to join TTFA as they established a national development centre for the game. The project was endorsed by the FIFA president to be part of the FIFA Goal Project.
“Having the National Development Centre will be brilliant for football in Trinidad and Tobago. You can see in other countries how important it is and now for your association and with the help of FIFA, you can turn it into something great for the game here. This will be beautiful for the players and the national teams to have now in your country,” Aimar said gleefully as the project opened.
As Aimar left the shore of the country, he advised the populace to “make full use of the opportunities” that come their way.
Meanwhile, Russell Latapy and Everald Cummings have been appointed coaches of two teams in the 2017 Islands Cup Open. Five franchise teams from five different nations in the Caribbean are expected to compete for the cash prize of three million USD, according to the organizers Caribbean Football Trust Limited.
Former marquee signings are expected to also manage teams in the tournament. Clarence Seedorf, Ricky Hill, Sebastian Lazaroni, John Barnes Falcao and others. The winner-takes-all concept would see clubs negotiate for soccer talents to be their marquee players. Rivaldo, Djibril Cisse, Florent Malouda, Mohammed Sissoko, Ronaldinho and others are reportedly negotiating for a role.