Archive for September, 2010

Alfredo Esteves should retired and give up as captain of Timor Leste

September 27, 2010

Alfredo Esteves have played in Timor Leste national football team in  six years times since 2004. Alfredo is gifted and talented player that help Timor Leste to be successful in football. He has contributed a lot in Timor Leste. And now many Timorese want a new captain and they want Alfredo to retired from football. Federacao de Futebol de Timor Leste (FFTL) will introduce a new  Timorese oversea players next year said Orlando Mendes, Director Technical of FFTL . There are 15 new oversea players will join in Timor Leste national team next year and one of them will be the new captain.After many years of not  accomplished to qualify at Tiger cup (AFF Suzuki Cup), FFTL have manage a new plan and they believe Timor Leste will Qualify to 2010 AFF  Suzuki Cup. FFTL will abolished Alfredo’s title as a captain next year and he will be playing in the next two years. Orlando Mendes is not sure what to do with Alfredo Esteves, but he want Alfredo Esteves to work at FFTL and help FFTL and the national team to be flourished. Alfredo Esteves will work to coach the youth team, said in the 2008 interview with ASEAN Football Federation. His statement are ” At this time, I still love playing football and I have never thought of going into coaching. Maybe in the future, I will consider being the national coach of Timor. After my playing career, I’m thinking of doing projects with the youth in Timor. That will be the best start to help mould the future of Timor footbal l”.  Can Alfredo Esteves  be a strong coach that will lead Timor Leste national football team into success  ??


Viera: The Future is Bright for Timor Leste

September 24, 2010

New Timor Leste coach Anotonio Carlos Viera  believe that Timor Leste will have bright future in football. The 52-year-old was formally unveiled as the successor to Pedro Almeid at a press conference yesterday, after finalising a two-year contract with the Federacao de Futebol de Timor Leste (FFTL).Viera’s primary task is to salvage the team’s 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifying campaign, which Timor Leste need to qualify and win every three games.

“Having only only one point is not good enough. We still have the possibility to reverse things. Our mission is difficult but anything is possible. There is quality and motivation within the team.”

Timor Leste will have bright future in football and it will be ASEAN Football Power House in 2020.

Timor Leste  coach Antoni Carlos Viera
Antonio Carlos former Palestion F.C player  have success coaching Belize national football team and Floriana F.c. He have a lot of experience in coaching national football team especially in Central and South America. With his coaching skill, Timor Leste will be in Indonesia or Vietnam of the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup.

Timor Leste will face Australia and Palestine

September 24, 2010

Dili, Timor Leste –  Timor Leste national team will added another friendly matches against Australia and Palestine.  Antonio Carlos Viera who asked FFTL to add another friendlyMatch

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in November due to the excellent training of the national team.The assurance was conveyed Director of the National Team, Orlando Mendes who was contacted via cell phone.”Teams that have confirmed to us is Australia and Palestine. For Palestine, schedule November 10, 2010, while Australia will play 15 November,” he said.National football team (Senior) coach , Antonio Carlos Vieira has said Timor Leste will qualify and win every three games because of the excellent training.  His coaching material is similar as Marine or military styles; Players were treated as a soldier…. from sun rise to dawn, these players run the whole city of Dili, players were told to do hundreds push up and jumping jack, after doing all that, players  used a lot of excise equipment to maintenance the fitness level. There some day when the players went to field played football all day but in other time, players played football in less hours and they have to focused to build their fitness and aggressive toward football competition and their opponent. Antonio will use aggressive and attack mode during 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup Qualification. All these friendly match is not any football match but it is to strengthen diplomatic friendship with other countries, such as neighbour countries and others.