SSFL: Naps Principal sees every game going forward as a final

While Carapichaima East Secondary are not lighting up the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) at presentation, they will provide a stern test for second place Naparima College who are at home to the newcomers.

New to the league, Carapichaima opened their season with a surprise win over Fatima College but have since struggled, winning just two more, and drawing two others. They also have four black eyes after defeats to Signal Hill Secondary, St Benedict’s College, Presentation College, and Trinity College East.

They do, however, have big scalps, like that of St Anthony’s College, who lie third in the SSFL, and St Mary’s College, who boast a talented midfield

Naparima, on the other hand, have slowly been building into a dangerous unit and after a reversal of their opening-day loss to defending champions, Shiva Boys’ Hindu College, have not looked back.

They have had a couple of draws since that loss, but victories over Signal Hill, St Mary’s College, Presentation College, St Augustine Secondary, and Trinity College East, have pointed to the fact, that Naparima could be making a serious title challenge.

For that to happen, Naps principal Dr Michael R Dowlath believes every game has to be played like a final.

“It is past mid-season so every match for us is similar to a final, these are the critical days where everything must be perfectly managed,” he said.

Joshua Dowlath/Student Journalist

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