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What could have been behind the decision by triple champions Naparima College to breach the Secondary Schoolboy Football League's sponsorship agreements?

Naparima College, triple champions, wore branded shirts in violation of the Secondary School's Football League sponsorship agreements, forcing the first match of the Premier Division off air on SportsMax. What should be the punishment for such a breach? The Zone team begs the question.

The start of the Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division was not without drama, as triple defending champions Naparima College and the competitions sponsors have fallen out.

The defending champions’ opening game against St Mary’s College at Lewis Street ended without viewers on television seeing any of it.

SportsMax Ltd, broadcast sponsors of the SSFL, were bound not to carry the event, which Naparima won 3-0, after the defending champions and triple champions last season, wore branded clothing in contravention to a previously agreed sponsorship with league and apparel giants, Joma.  

The broadcasters have since reached out to all its viewers to explain the situation, apologizing for a position it was forced to take and asked for understanding. 

“SportsMax Ltd, On the back of a breach in branding guidelines set by the SSFL by Naparima – regrettably SportsMax was forced to pull the broadcast of the game between Naparima College and St. Mary’s College,” a release from the organization read.

“While we realise that this is disappointing to fans of Schoolboy Football, it’s important to point out that we take our responsibilities to the SSFL and to its sponsorship partners very seriously and take great pains to ensure full compliance,” it continued.

“We would like to thank viewers and sports fans for their understanding in this matter.”

Beginning the final day a point back of defending champions, Presentation College, Naparima College handled their business to claim the 2018 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) title. 

Bishop’s High School will not be part of the Secondary Schools Football League’s Premiership Division next season after their 11th loss this season ensured relegation. 

Naparima College have continued to find winning tough in the wake of pressure at the top of the Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division after a third successive draw. 

Defending Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premiership division champions, Presentation College, extended their lead atop the tables after a  2-1 win away at St Augustine on Saturday. 

Defending Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premiership Division champions, Presentation College are now two points clear at the top of the table after Naparima College stumbled at Trinity College East on Matchday Eight. 

Presentation College’s lead atop the Secondary Schools Football League Premiership Division is just down to goal difference now after the defending champions dropped two valuable points in an away 1-1 draw with the Queen’s Royal College (QRC). 

Defending Secondary Schools Football League Premiership division champions, Presentation College, have remained perfect, winning by their biggest margin of victory this season over newcomers Valencia Secondary. 

Defending Secondary Schools Football League Premiership Division champions, Presentation College have remained perfect from two games but still find themselves second in the standings after an equally fast start by challengers, St anthony’s College. 

Presentation College, defending Secondary School Football League Premier Division champions, got out of the gate quickly this season, winning their opening encounter at home to Trinity College Moka. 

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