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HEAD COACH of the Barbados Under-17 football team Renaldo Gilkes has joined technical director Ahmed Mohamed in pouring cold water over comments made by George LasCaris, which indicated that the Barbados Football Association (BFA) threatened players who participate in the annual Barbados Cup tournament.

 Last week, LasCaris, a former president of the BFA and national player, wrote a letter to the Nation, stating that there will be no Under-19 competition in this year’s Barbados Cup, because players were told they would lose their spot on the national team if they participated.

However, Mohamed rejected the charge.“We never said you are not allowed to play in that tournament. No written communication was given, signed by me or by the general secretary forbidding the players. Going forward we need to focus on the national Under-17 team. The players are also now in camp as we are using the school holidays to have a mini camp,” he said at the time.

The Barbados Cup was introduced by LasCaris in an effort to expose local players to feature against overseas opponents which would help their development process.

 

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