The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association yesterday extended condolences to the family of former national football teams manager George Joseph who passed way in New York, USA at the age of 69 on Friday.
Joseph had been a cancer patient for seven years. The news was relayed by his nephew Garfield Wallace.
Joseph, a past member of the Defence Force served on several national teams. He was one of the assistant managers for the Trinidad and Tobago squad at the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany, under manger Bruce Aanensen. Joseph was also part of the team staff at the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup when T&T reached the semi-finals. He served as manager for national Under-20 and Under-23 teams in the past, working alongside Peter Rampersad, Richard Braithwaite and Sam Phillip to name a few.
In a media release, TTFA President Raymond Tim Kee yesterday remembered Joseph for his commitment to the operations of T&T national teams.
“George was passionate about his job and his role within our national teams. At the time I was a vic-president of the Association and I was fully aware of his functions and his dedication towards carrying out his duties. He would go the distance to ensure conditions were in place for our teams both at home and when having to travel for matches abroad,” Tim Kee stated.
“We take this opportunity to have him and his family in our prayers and thoughts at this difficult time.”