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Greg’s gameday ritual is conversations with God

Published: 
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Recent national team call up Greg Ranjitsingh pulled off another solid performance in the USL Cup Final as his Louisville City defeated Swope Park Rangers 1-0 on Monday night. Ranjitsingh saved two penalties in his team’s win over New York Red Bulls II the previous weekend to book their place in the USL Cup final.

The custodian, who missed out on T&T’s two friendlies with Guyana and Grenada after being initially selected, spoke about his work with club psychologist Kevin Chapman. He spoke of cues that his teammates had developed for gameday, saying his was having internal “conversations with God” during the national anthem, as well as the feeling he gets while in the tunnel before the teams walk out. “Nowadays when I go into games, I don’t have nerves at all because I’m always super happy,” he said. “Before games, I’m buzzing. (O’Connor) will tell us, ‘No one will die on that pitch tonight. Nothing bad is going to happen. Play like you’re a kid on the front lawn, 8 years old without a worry.’”

Ivyedge Global stages Caribbean College Combine in February

Local Secondary Schools Football League players will have the opportunity to vie for scholarship opportunities in North America when the Caribbean College Combine is staged by Ivyedge Global at St Mary’s College Grounds on February 23rd-25th. Prior to the combine, there will be an information session on November 24th at St Mary’s College Hall. All forms 4-6 players will undergo an assessment and training programme in February overseen by Russell Latapy, Stern John and Anthony Sherwood also including alumni of Princeton, St John’s and Furnman Universities among others. There will be coaches present from Butler University, University of Connecticut, St John’s, Florida International, University of Michigan, Tyler Junior College and Monroe Community College.

Ivyedge is an education company with a mission to raise awareness of opportunities available for Caribbean students in the United States.

Shaun Fuentes served as an appointed FIFA Media Officer at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals and is also a CONCACAF Champions League and tournament’s press officer.