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The tournament, which was officially Tobago national footballer Chris Anderson launched in April, was said to have several would hold the substantive position of committed franchises from across the region, chairman, while all other posts would including the Jamaican Ruff Necks FC, remain as originally stated throughout the Caribbean Football Trust Limited board Trinbago Oilers, FC Barbados Challengers, tournament, which would be played in two member and media consultant for the Suriname Gladiators FC and FC Combined parts: summer to be played in July 2018, and project, David Hinds, confirmed that the Islands. winter to be played in January of 2019. wheels were in motion, and the project had The tournament affords each player “Everything is set, and all the legend become even larger than first anticipated. involved the opportunity to earn an income players will be involved; everyone is on
“What I can say is in the coming weeks, ranging from US$3 000 and up to $10 000 board with the project. Dwight Yorke will more will be announced and a product, which per month. International footballers are be the ambassador for the project. We have will make the Caribbean proud and develop also involved, including the likes of Rivaldo, made great strides, and our silence was not our players will be unveiled. Movements are Florent Malouda, Alan Tate, Ronaldinho, that nothing was going on. The silence was afoot and the tournament will kick off July and Ricardo Kaka. calculated because we wanted to make sure 21 or 22, 2018; seven days after the World Additionally, Hinds revealed that the that we updated when things were more Cup finals in Russia. We’re not trying to Italian company Immobiliare was set to concrete,” he said. compete against the World Cup, and then close a deal, as early as next week, for the the following year it will start in January,” purchase of 65 per cent of the franchise.