Brent Sancho, Trinidad and Tobago’s new Minister of Sport virtually lost out on the first day of his new job yesterday, as having relinquished his post as Managing Director of Professional Football League Club Central FC on the day, the team was beaten in Pro League play..
The joy of victory by association went the way of also new Minister of National Security retired Brigadier-General Carl Alfonso as it was the Defence Force team that defeated Central one -goal to nil in the teams’ Pro League second-round Championship match at the Ato Boldon Stadium last night.
During the Brigadier-General’s term of service he was often among the support cast for TT’s Defence Force teams in sport. And while Defence Force won last night, Police lost 3-1 against North East Stars and San Juan Jabloteh whipped Police by five v..
Last night’s Defence Force’s victory, courtesy a 90th minute goal by Devorn Jorsling, meant Central was losing for just the second time in 13 matches but they still hold a six-point lead atop the nine-team table with 29 points
Defending champions and second-placed W Connection lost an opportunity to close the gap to three at best when also suffering a shock loss – 1-2 against Point Fortin Civic Center in the afternoon at Mahaica Oval.
It was a welcome win for another first-day-on-the job figure in Leroy De Leon, a former brilliant Trinidad and Tobago college, club and international striker-midfielder who was confirmed as Civic Centre’s Interim Head coach hours before the match.
Civic Center’s Directorate under Garthorne Craig confirmed 66-year old De Leon’s status following the chucking in of the job by a former national standout in Reynold Carrington over the weekend,
Civic Centre’s fourth win in 12 matches sees them in sixth with 14 points.
Defence Force’s seventh in 12 matches as well holds fourth with 23 points..
De Leon, also a director
DPL leaders Central FC will meet Defence Force from 8 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium following a 6 pm clash between Caledonia AIA and cellar placed St. Ann’s Rangers.
While at the Marvin Lee Stadium, North East Stars and Police FC will do battle from 6 pm.