'Demands Too Steep'

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Jamaica Gleaner

PORT-OF-SPAIN. Trinidad, Dec. 24 (AP):

Trinidad Football Association (TFAS) today revealed that Lincoln Phillips, Gerry Browne and Victor Gamaldo, professionals with the Washington Darts in the United States, had made demands which were too steep when asked if they would be available for the CONCACAF championships in Costa Rica last month.

The official said the three players demanded return plane fares, appearance fees and guarantees of coaching or other jobs in Trinidad at the end of the CONCACAF tournament. The official added that another professional club had accepted the TFAS offer of J$120 plus return fare at the end of the tournament.

Phillips, Browne and Gamaldo arrived here for Christmas vacation yesterday and declared they were shocked when the Association withdrew the invitation. Goalkeeper Phillips said the trio had asked for a fee of from 120 to 125 dollars but did not mention the stipulation stated by the TFAS official.