Eve’s award comes as no surprise with his Club Sando side currently tied on 17 points with W Connection and North East Stars at the top of the 2017 standings and on a seven- game unbeaten stretch in pursuit of the Pro League crown.
“It’s fantastic what The Fan Club is doing,” said Eve, who was honoured at The Fan Club’s Movie Towne outlet at Invaders Bay in Port of Spain on September 1.
The 45-year-old former national captain and midfielder, who still holds the record as the most capped TT international, praised the sport merchandise and apparel store’s involvement in the development of the Pro League.
“A lot of people cry that we are in an economic downturn, but the banks are still making profits and a lot of big construction continue around the country. It’s just unfortunate for the Pro League and all sports in general, that when people say the country is in a recession, the first thing to be affected is sport.
“But sport is the only thing that really unifies this country. It keeps guys off the street, away from crime and towards improving their lives.
We have guys at Club Sando who are making a living for themselves through sport, some even focused on having their own homes.” After opening losses to Morvant Caledonia United (2-1) and W Connection (3-1) this season, Sando have been steadily on the rise since holding Point Fortin Civic to a 1-1 draw on June 30.
Eve’s side went on to defeat St Ann’s Rangers (2-0), Police FC (4-0) and Jabloteh (2-1), and held Central (1-1), all in the month of July before Defence Force (2-1) and Morvant Caledonia (1-0) became Sando’s latest victims in August.