The organizers of the Ascension Football Tournament have now shifted their focus to the hosting of the Ascension Caribbean Cup which is carded to begin in October 2022. The Ascension Football Tournament 2022 was recently completed with Terminix La Horquetta Rangers winning the title, Defence Force placing second and Police FC bagging the bronze medal.
However, Managing Director of Terminix La Horquetta Rangers Richard Ferguson wrote a letter to the Trinidad & Tobago Football Association (TTFA) Normalization Committee Chairman Robert Hadad for approval of the tournament on July 9th, 2022, but haven’t received a response yet.
The Tournament which is budgeted at $2.6 million TT will involve Rangers, Defence Force, Police and the top teams from Jamaica, Barbados and Grenada making it tournament of six teams.
In an earlier interview Ferguson believes that the hosting of the Ascension Football Tournament assisted in the improved outlook of the sport. “The platform for football in T&T has changed. We have been able to make money in football through the entertainment aspect. That money has now been used to funnel into the Ascension Caribbean Cup and hopefully that concept will continue where are teams being self-sustained.”
The letter which was sent to the TTFA stated, “We seek permission to operate an Ascension Caribbean Cup Tournament in T&T which will run over a period of eight days. The tournament is forecasted to commence on Friday, October 21, 2022.
The tournament will not replace, restrict or substitute any sanctioned and existing leagues under the TTFA or any ONCACAF Tournament. Teams will not be required to pay any registration fees to play in the tournament as the clubs would be invited to participate.
Under the Ascension Caribbean Cup the Tournament Organizers would pay for the following: Television production of five match to be shown on Sportsmax, TV6, CNC3 and streamed on our website. The first place will be US$20,000 while the second-placed team will collect US$10,000, and third, $US5,000.