On Saturday 18 November, current League One leaders Guaya United will face off against League Two runner-up Prisons FC in the TTSL CFTL League Cup Finals at 7 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium.
The Prisons team will be hoping to sign off their historic season with the team’s first piece of silverware after being pipped at the line to the League Two title by Petit Valley/Diego Martin United by one point.
However, in their path is the “Green Army” from the south east coast, Guaya United, who boast one of the most talented squads in Trinidad and Tobago.
At the Guaya helm is “the Professor” Ron La Forest who believes that he and his team are prepared and ready to come out victorious on Saturday night.
“It is something that I worked very hard for. It is something that the players have worked hard for so we are just focused on the finals and looking to come out victorious, ” La Forest told TTSL Media.
“The way I operate, I don’t focus on the opposition. I focus on me, what I can do, what we, the team is putting forward. As it is right now, what we have put in and the work that we have been doing, we feel ready and are looking forward to the finals.”
La Forest confidence comes as no surprise considering the strike force that he has in his ranks.
Ace forward, Carlon “Judgement” Hughes has notched 5 goals in the league cup thus far , including a brace in the 5-2 semi-final win over Cunupia FC. Even more impressive is Hughes tally of 29 goals in all competitions this season which undoubtedly makes him a man to watch in the finals.
If the other semi-final is any indication though, Prisons FC has a match winner of their own in the shape of Ricardo Alleyne. The winger was in scintillating form in the 4-2 win over UTT, scoring a stunning hat trick that has been garnering international acclaim.
With The Honourable Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith expected to be part of the delegation on hand to crown the champions, both teams have promised to put on a show for the fans on Saturday night.
Entry for adults is $40 and children under the age of 12 is $20.