Dwight Yorke traps the football during a practice session.
to show-off his ball control skills
Down through the ages, history has tended to repeat itself.
Napoleon, the European imperialist, saw his unstoppable armies
defeated by Russian forces, as did Hitler two centuries later.
Iraq was invaded twice within the space of a dozen years by
an American President named George Bush, and the great Brian
Lara broke the world record on an April afternoon against
the English in St. Johns, Antigua on two separate occasions.
To this list of coincidences, we should soon add the second
coming of a young T&T footballer named Dwight Yorke.
Four-year-old Dwight Yorke of Arima or Little
Dwight Yorke as he is known as by his admirers along the East-West
Corridor hopes to become the next big thing in local football.
Dwight has been playing since he started walking not too long
ago and has taken to the game quite naturally.
Those who have seen him in action are amazed at his natural
ability and feel that he is destined to follow in the footsteps
of his celebrated namesake.
He practises with his dad, Ian, two hours a day and has already
developed skills in heading, scooping and shooting at goal.
His heroes in football are his namesake Big Dwight
Yorke and David Beckham.
His father, Ian, plans to send him to a coaching school when
he reaches the age of five which is a distant 10 months from
now a regulation that has been the cause for much frustration.
In his spare time, Dwight also loves going to football games
where he picks up new moves which he will try out the next
day. In twenty years or so, we are likely to experience the
wrath of this boy wonder.
world has to watch out! says Ian.
Dwight Yorke is armed with his full football kit and his personal
coach, his Dad Ian.