Concacaf Caribbean Cup at National Stadium

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ATHLETIC Club of Port of Spain (AC POS) will attempt to redeem itself when it faces holder of the TT Premiership Title Defence Force on Thursday.

The two local teams the Athletic Club of Port of Spain (AC POS) and Defence Force will come face to face at 6 pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in the CONCACAF Caribbean Cup.

The Concacaf Caribbean Cup will kick off on Tuesday in the Dominican Republic between Moca FC and Golden Lion.

This will be followed by the square-off between Habour View and Robinhood on Wednesday in Jamaica.

Club Owner, AC Port of Spain Ryan Nune said that AC POS Football Club was rebranded in 2018 after winning the TT Pro League.

“In 2019 we then took the Under-18 youth squad and promoted them, so what we are seeing now are the maturity of some of these players, such as John-Paul Rochford and Malik Mieres who were part of that grouping.

“We have to be patient and supportive of these young players, especially if they have ambitions to move to international clubs. This will create a pathway for future players and assist the national system for a perpetual pool of national footballers,” he said on Tuesday.

AC Port of Spain Football Club was drawn in Group A of the CONCACAF Caribbean Cup along with fellow Trinidad and Tobago club, Defence Force, Dominican Republic’s Moca FC as well as Jamaica’s Cavalier FC.

Nunes said he was pleased the Defence Force Football Club, a local TT team has also been placed in the Group alongside AC POS.

He said, “Outside of the rivalry, we have a good comradery with the clubs’ coaches and administrators, but on the battlefield, we will not be taking any prisoners, especially this game. The players are motivated after suffering defeat and ultimately cost us the TT Premiership Title.”

 AC POS was ranked first on Match Day 18, but lost Match Day 22 to the Defence Force so the game on Thursday is where the players must prove themselves he said.

Nunes continued, “We may have lost our three games, but this particular game is where the team needs to prove their critics wrong. We know they are capable of redeeming themselves. The players have put in a great deal of work during the league and the loss of the TT Premier championship broke their hearts, along with their families, supporters and community alike.  This game means a lot to the team. This game is going to be a Classico.”

 He called for the support from all football fans and supporters. 

Tickets to the two local matches are priced at $50 can be purchased at


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