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Concacaf needs to ‘put a hand’ with team visa issues

At last the time has arrived for the member countries of Concacaf (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) to get ready for the region’s most important competition, the Concacaf Gold Cup.

History has seen the success of Mexico and the USA in previous competitions, while progress is shown by the lesser developed countries that have become serious challengers. Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago have been knocking on the door to win the tournament, but the task is a difficult one, not only on the field, but off it as well.

Trinidad and Tobago has often been faced with the problem of obtaining US visas for a number of their players. With just a week to go before the start of the tournament, which is being hosted in the USA, Costa Rica, and Jamaica, our national team has recently been informed that six key players do not have visas to enter the USA. Their first match is June 18. Up to June 2, the matter had not been sorted out and heaven knows if T&T will be at full strength.

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