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DJW vs Clayton Morris: Futsal squad and TTFA poised for unprecedented legal battle

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams has dared National Futsal Team head coach Clayton “JB” Morris to prove that he was ever appointed as coach by the local football body and to provide proof that he and his technical staff and players are owed anything from 11 months of national duty.

The legal brinksmanship is likely to be the precursor to an extraordinary case, which will see 22 players and five technical staff members challenge the TTFA in court for money that they claimed was verbally promised, befitted their national service or owed due to mismanagement on the part of the local football body.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team coach Clayton Morris (left) gesticulates during an interview with Wired868 reporter Amiel Mohammed (centre) at the Maloney Indoor Sport Arena. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/CA-images/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team coach Clayton Morris (left) gesticulates during an interview with Wired868 reporter Amiel Mohammed (centre) at the Maloney Indoor Sport Arena.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/CA-images/Wired868)

The Futsal players listed in the action are: captain Jerwyn Balthazar, Kevin Graham, Adrian Pirthysingh, Keston Guy, Curtis Julien, Ricardo Bennett, Kerry Joseph, Anthony Small, Cyrano Glen, Dwayne Calliste, Kevaughn Connell, Ishmael Daniel, Noel Williams, Jamel Lewis, Jameel Neptune, Bevon Bass, Ronald St Louis, Kareem Perry, Jamal Creighton, Akeem Roach, Colin Joseph and Conrad Smith.

The technical staff members are: Morris (head coach), Ronald Brereton (manager), Sterling O’Brian (assistant coach), Perry Martin (goalkeeper coach) and Brent Elder (trainer).

In total, the claimants are demanding TT$306,272 plus US$29,231—a sum of TT$502,116—from the John-Williams-led organisation.

The initial deadline given by the Futsal team, who are represented by attorney Melissa Roberts-John, was 1 September 2016. However, the TTFA requested an extension and was granted one.

The TTFA’s legal response was dispatched last Friday by the football body’s attorney, Annand Misir. And, notwithstanding the invoices and claims of verbal agreements by the Futsal team, John-Williams has demanded written evidence before the football body contemplates resolving the impasse.

Photo: TTFA president and W Connection founder David John-Williams.
Photo: TTFA president and W Connection founder David John-Williams.
  • “Our request at  this stage however is for the disclosure of the following documents: The instrument of appointment of the Interim Committee of the Futsal Association;
  • “The contract or agreement or any relevant documentation whereby the terms and conditions relating to committee members were settled and agreed by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association;
  • “The contract or agreement or any relevant documentation whereby the appointment, terms and conditions of the technical staff were approved by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association…
  • “The contract or agreement or any relevant documentation whereby the appointment, terms and conditions of the players were settled and agreed by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association…”

The Futsal team, according to its initial pre-action protocol letter, informed TTFA general secretary Azaad Khan that Morris and his staff acted on the instructions of then football president Raymond Tim Kee, who was replaced by John-Williams after an election on 29 November 2015.

Tim Kee, who is also the PNM treasurer and ex-Port of Spain mayor, is expected to testify on the claims of the Futsal team.

The implications of the potential legal battle are far reaching. John-Williams’ request for the instrument of appointment for the Futsal Association, for instance, could cut both ways.

Photo: Former Port of Spain mayor Raymond Tim Kee, who is a member of the FIFA Futsal Committee, tries out the furniture at FIFA's Zurich headquarters during his term as TTFA president.
Photo: Former Port of Spain mayor Raymond Tim Kee, who is a member of the FIFA Futsal Committee, tries out the furniture at FIFA’s Zurich headquarters during his term as TTFA president.

Representatives from the Futsal Association voted at last year’s TTFA election—and are believed to have backed the new president—and their authority to do so was one of several irregularities highlighted by Wired868 on the 2015 football poll.

Once more, the relationship between John-Williams’ administration and a national coaching staff and squad will also come under the microscope, while the court could also be asked to put a dollar value on representing a national football team in international battle.

Although John-Williams did not hire Morris, the latter figure was operated as the Futsal team’s head coach for six months under the current football president. During that time, the TTFA sent Morris and his team to two international tournaments while the coach and manager were also sent to a CONCACAF workshop.

Did John-Williams have a right to assume that Morris’ time and that of his staff and players was pro bono—although the football president was allegedly advised of the financial expectations of the Futsal team during this period?

Did the TTFA reasonably expect Morris and Brereton to use their own money to rent facilities and purchase refreshments and equipment for the national team’s preparation without reimbursement?

Photo: Kareem Perry (centre) and his teammates juggle the ball during Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team practice in March 2016. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/CA-images/Wired868)
Photo: Kareem Perry (centre) and his teammates juggle the ball during Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team practice in March 2016.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/CA-images/Wired868)

“My clients have been assured on several occasions that they will be paid all outstanding sums,” stated the Futsal team’s pre-action protocol letter, “and [have] exercised full patience with the TTFA’s tardiness to do so despite repeated requests and/or demands and/or meetings.”

The Futsal team received no match fees for four Caribbean Cup outings, two CONCACAF play off games against Honduras, two friendly internationals against Costa Rica and one friendly against a Costa Rican indoor team, despite requesting payment from the TTFA. Regardless, the players have demanded a retroactive fee of US$200 per game from the local football body.

Should all adult international players receive a match fee from the TTFA? Is the court equipped to suggest to John-Williams what a fair rate would be?

The local football body offered the Futsal technical staff just US$20 per diem for an 11 day stay in Costa Rica while the players were given US$10 per diem. Futsal goalkeeper Kevin Graham, a Defence Force player who has two caps with the outdoor Soca Warriors team, refused to accept his per diem in protest.

“Please be advised that my clients are of the opinion that the per diem paid to them in the respective campaigns were grossly unjust in light of the time and effort as well as personal sacrifices made by them in order to fully represent Trinidad and Tobago at this international level.

Photo: The Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team pose for a photograph before their CONCACAF Play Off match against Honduras in May 2016. (Courtesy TTFA Media)
Photo: The Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team pose for a photograph before their CONCACAF Play Off match against Honduras in May 2016.
(Courtesy TTFA Media)

“In light of such, my clients are demanding that the per diem be adjusted to US$40 each for both technical staff and players for the respective campaigns.”

The Women Soca Warriors generally receive between US$25 and US$100 per diems but were only ever paid a match fee for their two-legged FIFA Play Off against Ecuador, two years ago. The men’s outdoor team have not been paid a per diem in over two years although they are guaranteed match fees that rarely drops below a minimum of US$1,000.

Can the local courts decide what is a “just” per diem for the TTFA to pay?

The claimants also referenced their personal sacrifice to screen and train with the national team.

“Kindly bear in mind that my clients had to travel from their various places of abode—for example Arima or Fyzabad—to various grounds/venues in order to attend these training sessions. Please note that on Sundays the players would [train] in Tacarigua from 9am to 12 noon, Maloney on Mondays, Pleasantville on Wednesday and Chaguanas on Fridays—all from 7pm to 10pm.

“The players believe that it is only fair and just that they be paid a reimbursement fee of TT$50 per day for attending said sessions.”

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team player Conrad Smith juggles the ball during practice at the Maloney Indoor Facility. (Courtesy: Chevaughn Christopher/CA-images/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team player Conrad Smith juggles the ball during practice at the Maloney Indoor Facility.
(Courtesy: Chevaughn Christopher/CA-images/Wired868)

Should the TTFA be obliged to financially help its players get to practice?

Incidentally, sources claimed that the high absenteeism of National Under-20 sessions this year was down in large part to the cost of attending sessions, particularly for players from rural areas and/or humble backgrounds like Tyrel “Pappy” Emmanuel and Quinn Rodney.

Not all of the Futsal team’s demands carried a dollar sign though. They also insisted on an apology for shabby treatment on international duty in Costa Rica when the national players and staff were evicted from their hotel—in front of their CONCACAF opponents—due to late payment by the TTFA.

“The team and manager and the National Futsal Team and the accompanied technical staff faced the most embarrassing and unfortunate position of having to be put out of their hotel accommodation at the CONCACAF campaign.

“In an attempt to curtail the humiliating and distressing position the team was unjustly placed in, the technical staff, namely Mr Brereton, was forced to pay out of pocket for extra accommodation and/or expenses until their schedule departure…

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams (right) performs a duet with former Calypso Monarch, Cro Cro, at the launch of the National Elite Youth Development Program at the Trinidad Hilton on 14 October 2016. (Copyright TTFA Media)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams (right) performs a duet with former Calypso Monarch, Cro Cro, at the launch of the National Elite Youth Development Program at the Trinidad Hilton on 14 October 2016.
(Copyright TTFA Media)

“My clients are demanding a written apology from the TTFA for the public humiliating they faced with respect to being displaced from their hotel accommodation whilst on the Costa Rica campaign as a result of inadequate travel arrangements on the part of the TTFA.”

Should the National Futsal Team take their grievance to court, they will join former technical directors Anton Corneal and Kendall Walkes and ex-general secretary secretary Sheldon Phillips in taking legal action against the local football body while current National Under-17 coach Russell Latapy also has a matter pending and his predecessor, Ken Elie, has threatened action.

Off the field of play, veteran broadcaster Selwyn Melville is also pursuing compensation from the local football body for trademark of the term “Soca Warriors” while former referees head, Ramesh Ramdhan, has issued notice over unpaid money.

Balthazar, a tidy midfield organiser, represented coach Stephen Hart’s outdoor team in an international friendly against Grenada, earlier this year, and it is uncertain what implications a lawsuit against the TTFA might have on his career. Smith, Graham, Connell and Bass are also former international outdoor players.

Photo: Defence Force captain and midfielder Jerwyn Balthazar on the ball during action in the Lucozade Sport Goal Shield quarterfinal against Morvant Caledonia United on 9 April 2016. (Courtesy Nicholas Bhajan/Wired868)
Photo: Defence Force captain and midfielder Jerwyn Balthazar on the ball during action in the Lucozade Sport Goal Shield quarterfinal against Morvant Caledonia United on 9 April 2016.
(Courtesy Nicholas Bhajan/Wired868)

Morris, who captained Trinidad and Tobago’s unforgettable Strike Squad team and is a former National Senior Team coach, was overlooked when John-Williams handed out NLCB-sponsored Season Passes to persons he described as legends of the local game.

Morris told Wired868 he was not informed of any potential inclusion among 200 local “legends” earmarked by the TTFA for complimentary passes. But the former international stand-out insisted that somebody had to stand up to John-Williams over the disrespect meted out to his squad.

“We have to make a stance because the players feel really disrespected,” said Morris. “How can you give players US$10 [per diem]? We always sit down here and talk about how other teams are succeeding but they are not getting the level of disrespect our players getting.

“And you would think somebody like John-Williams who bring a team from a fete match side to where it is now would understand… I think we have a dictatorship now. Yes, Mr [Jack] Warner had his way but I think Mr Williams is worse. Jack Warner didn’t get involved in things like walking on the field and stopping training to ask players if they want a next game.

“I think he is getting involved in everything down to the technical and tactical aspects of the [national teams] because that is what he is accustomed to doing with W Connection. And, for me, that is worse than what Jack Warner used to do.”

Photo: TTFA president David John-Williams (right) has a word with Trinidad and Tobago National Under-17 Team coach Russell Latapy on the training ground before the CFU competition. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: TTFA president David John-Williams (right) has a word with Trinidad and Tobago National Under-17 Team coach Russell Latapy on the training ground before the CFU competition.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

Futsal Team versus the TTFA

Claimants: (Players) Jerwyn Balthazar, Kevin Graham, Adrian Pirthysingh, Keston Guy, Curtis Julien, Ricardo Bennett, Kerry Joseph, Anthony Small, Cyrano Glen, Dwayne Calliste, Kevaughn Connell, Ishmael Daniel, Noel Williams, Jamel Lewis, Jameel Neptune, Bevon Bass, Ronald St Louis, Kareem Perry, Jamal Creighton, Akeem Roach, Colin Joseph and Conrad Smith; (Staff) Clayton Morris (head coach), Ronald Brereton (manager), Sterling O’Brian (assistant coach), Perry Martin (goalkeeper coach), Brent Elder (trainer),

Defendants: The TTFA, led by president David John-Williams and general secretary Azaad Khan.

Legal claim: TT$306,272 plus US$29,231—a sum of TT$502,116—plus whatever the court thinks fair.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team Clayton Morris (left) has a laugh with Wired868 reporter Amiel Mohammed (centre) during an interview at the Maloney Indoor Sport Arena. (Courtesy: Chevaughn Christopher/CA-images/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team Clayton Morris (left) has a laugh with Wired868 reporter Amiel Mohammed (centre) during an interview at the Maloney Indoor Sport Arena.
(Courtesy: Chevaughn Christopher/CA-images/Wired868)

(Breakdown of claims)

Monthly Staff Stipends (Total for July-August 2015 and January to May 2016)

Clayton Morris at TT$12,000 per month = TT$84,000

Ronald Brereton at TT$8,000 per month = TT$56,000

Brent Elder at TT$7,000 per month = TT$49,000

Sterling O’Brian at TT$6,000 per month = TT$42,000

Perry Martin at TT$6,000 per month = TT$42,000

Training stipend (Calculated at TT$50 per session):

Cyrano Glen (TT$2,000), Adrian Pirthysingh (TT$1,750), Kareem Perry (TT$1,750), Kevin Graham (TT$1,700), Keston Guy (TT$1,700), Ishmael Daniel (TT$1,600), Jamel Lewis (TT$1,550), Jameel Neptune (TT$1,550), Kevaughn Connell (TT$1,350), Bevon Bass (TT$1,350), Ricardo Bennett (TT$1,350), Colin Joseph (TT$1,350), Kerry Joseph (TT$1,250), Dwayne Calliste (TT$1,250), Conrad Smith (TT$1,200), Jerwyn Balthazar (TT$1,050), Anthony Small (TT$1,050), Ronald St Louis (TT$900), Noel Williams (TT$850), Curtis Julien (TT$850), Jamal Creighton (TT$700), Akeem Roach (TT$550),

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team player Jameel Neptune (left) heads the ball during training at the Maloney Indoor Complex. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/CA-images/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago National Futsal Team player Jameel Neptune (left) heads the ball during training at the Maloney Indoor Complex.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/CA-images/Wired868)

Per diem claim for CFU campaign in Cuba from 20-26 January 2016 (Calculated at US$40 per day for total of US$140 each):

Jerwyn Balthazar, Kevin Graham, Adrian Pirthysingh, Kerry Joseph, Anthony Small, Cyrano Glen, Ishmael Daniel, Jameel Neptune, Bevon Bass and Colin Joseph.

Match fees claim for CFU campaign in Cuba from 20-26 January 2016 (Calculated at US$200 per game for total of US$800 each)

Jerwyn Balthazar, Kevin Graham, Adrian Pirthysingh, Kerry Joseph, Anthony Small, Cyrano Glen, Ishmael Daniel, Jameel Neptune, Bevon Bass and Colin Joseph.

Per diem for CONCACAF campaign in Costa Rica from 26 April to 6 May 2016 (Calculated at US$40 per day for total of US$440 each)

Kevin Graham.

Photo: Futsal Association president Geoffrey Edwards (far right) poses with the National Futsal Team on 16 January 2016, before their departure for the Caribbean Championship. (Courtesy Geoffrey Edwards)
Photo: Futsal Association president Geoffrey Edwards (far right) poses with the National Futsal Team on 16 January 2016, before their departure for the Caribbean Championship.
(Courtesy Geoffrey Edwards)

Per diem for CONCACAF campaign in Costa Rica from 26 April to 6 May 2016 (Owed total of US$330 calculated at US$20 per day—since US$10 per day was already paid by TTFA)

Jerwyn Balthazar, Adrian Pirthysingh, Keston Guy, Kerry Joseph, Cyrano Glen, Kevaughn Connell, Ishmael Daniel, Noel Williams, Jamel Lewis, Jameel Neptune, Bevon Bass, Kareem Perry, Colin Joseph.

Match fees for CFU and CONCACAF matches (Total claim of US$1,000 each, calculated at US$200 per game)

Jerwyn Balthazar, Kevin Graham, Adrian Pirthysingh, Keston Guy, Kerry Joseph, Cyrano Glen, Kevaughn Connell, Ishmael Daniel, Noel Williams, Jamal Lewis, Jameel Neptune, Bevon Bass, Kareem Perry, Colin Joseph.

Staff per diem for CONCACAF matches (Calculated at US$220 each—since US$20 per day was already paid by TTFA)

Clayton Morris, Ronald Brereton, Sterling O’Brian, Brent Elder.

Additional expenses

Ronald Brereton US$221 for additional expenses during CFU and CONCACAF campaigns such as laundry, meals and equipment; Clayton Morris TT$5,822 to rent facilities and conduct training sessions.

Photo: Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick (second from left) is sandwiched by TTFA president David John-Williams (second from right) and TTFA employee Sharon O'Brien (far left) before the CFU Under-17 final on 25 September 2016 at the Ato Boldon Stadium. John-Williams tried unsuccessfully to replace Derrick as CFU president on 23 July 2016. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick (second from left) is sandwiched by TTFA president David John-Williams (second from right) and TTFA employee Sharon O’Brien (far left) before the CFU Under-17 final on 25 September 2016 at the Ato Boldon Stadium.
John-Williams tried unsuccessfully to replace Derrick as CFU president on 23 July 2016.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Say sorry

Written apology to team for public humiliation from being displaced from hotel in Costa Rica due to inadequate travel arrangements on the part of the TTFA.

About Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the CEO and Editor at Wired868.com and a journalist with over 15 years experience at several local and international publications including Play the Game, World Soccer, UK Guardian and the Trinidad Express.

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  1. ok so Clayton Morris just wake up 1 day with a idea I will coach tnt futsal team go 2 costa rica play in a fifa tournament and afterwards I will fabricate a story that I am the coach and I need 2 get pay wtf djw feel people stupid like him or what

  2. Fair enough, but we keep having these types of contentious issues surface. The President of TTFA has to know his reputation is on the line here.. that’s if he cares at all..

  3. K. Also, what about asking Clayton to produce proof he is legitimate coach? Is that reasonable after all the months of coaching team?

    • That’s what i am saying i wouldn’t have taken that stance. If i disagree with some of the claims, the traveling money etc i will deal with that but if i was president and u represented d country i would look at d claim but don’t know if the other party was playing hard nose as well!!

    • Once it reaches the court b it’s legitimate. They have to show from when they were appiinted before they moved forward.
      TTFA isn’t wrong for requesting that document.
      What ttfa certainly cannot do is question his appointment from since DJW was appointed, because then Morris and staff came under their purview

  4. Hahaha!! All yuh good yes!! Brian Jordan i forced to respond in public! I done tell Lasana my thoughts, if the men played under u as president u should honor their claims if u feel they are unreasonable then u should sit and counter offer!! For me personally i would not take a legal stand but i am a different individual. As they does say Pierre does negotiate with him gun in his pocket never on the table. What ever that means

  5. Missing Gordon Pierre’s input on this story. Hoping for insider insight..

  6. I have a question why do the people Who’s in charge of Our development in sports always tries to extort the players!? we need a long time goal for our football development and some people who believe that success doesn’t comes overnight!! #mpr #bbr

    • Some years ago Lincoln Phillips organized the Coaching Licence “D” in our sweet country for the interested parties eh, about a million individuals came out and got the license , I wonder where are they today or the license is just collecting dust some where in their closets or just hanging on their walls eh are they continuing to acquired the other licenses so that they can become successful Coaches eh. Them really good yes.

    • Are you saying that they should keep all the best players home and train them?

    • Anselm LeBourne if that’s what it takes to improve our levels yes

    • The reason is my baller for life is because it is all about the mismanagement when it comes to the millions of monies, just imagine the TTFA collected millions of monies again from a new sponsor to restart another developmental program again that should have never stopped many moons ago eh, well I am waiting very patiently to see how all this development will be taking place eh, and they also really needs to seriously allocate some of the millions to develop many of our bootleg Coaches the same eh who really doesn’t have a clue and if anyone thinks that I am lying just attend the games at the school level to the pro league level. Them really good yes.

    • I have tended a coaching course the our day . After that course I realize our coaches are very far behind. We have made it this far in football simply because of our natural ability

    • I agree and on another thread and topic it was said that my other baller for life Dale Saunders is a good Coach be cause Central FC is only winning so how come Mucurapo isn’t wining as well and he is also the Coach of that school team eh, and of course the reason is simple Central FC gets to hire the players that will win for them compared to the players in the school system and if you notice something we have yet to see another Russel The Magician Latapy in our sweet country eh, so what happened the Coaches stopped developing good playmaker/goalscorers midfield players eh. Them really good yes.

    • Conrad Smith we don’t have the the youth coaches in TNT to take our players to the next level.

  7. JB, you are a professional and you should have gotten sign off on a contract. Word of mouth is not a legal contract. Do you remember Jack Warner promise of lands in La Romain to the members of the strike squad. It never materialised. Ignorance is not an excuse skipper

    • Lasana Liburd : But DJW not feeling so

    • Praim, the game is rigged. You see Clayton and Brereton and company have to find their own money to fight case.
      But DJW will use football money to defend himself. And you know how cavalier some people can be when someone else is paying the bill.
      Jack Warner was the same with World Cup players because he assumed he could stretch court case longer than players can stand.
      The courts are not necessarily about who is right. But about who has more resources.

    • Praim, the 2006 World Cup players had a verbal agreement. And three judges in two different countries all ruled in their favour.
      Word of mouth IS a legal contract. It is simply up to the judge to decide which party he believes.

    • Lasana what is “Futsal” is this a legal entity in the TTFA constitution, of what does it consist?
      Was Claxton appointed by the ” National Futsal ” body?
      Or was he appointed by the TTFA?
      If it was the TTFA then surely three would have been some communication to the “National Futsal ” body concerning the appointment of a Coach. Would not this body being the Authourity on Futsal not have recommended personnel for coach,manager,support staff?
      There must therefore be some record of these events, at least in the minutes of the meetings of the ” National Futsal ” executive.

      Stories eh boy , crick crack monkey break he back.

    • Trevor, Futsal is a body under the constitution of the TTFA. But I don’t know that it has legal standing yet because certain things must happen for that to happen including an election. Clayton’s Futsal appointment was apparently made by Raymond Tim Kee and the legality of that would probably be questioned in court.
      Where DJW might be on shaky ground is because he recognised Futsal team and Clayton Morris as head coach. He sent him to represent the TTFA as Futsal coach on three occasions. And he also apparently promised to pay, which means he accepted that there was a debt.
      So, despite a lack of paperwork, the judge can reasonably deduce–to my mind–that Clayton was recognised as Futsal coach by DJW and DJW recognised that he owed Clayton something for his time.
      And, if the judge does deduce that, he may say that DJW’s sudden insistence on paperwork is disingenuous and just an attempt to get out of a debt he initially acknowledged.
      I think that might answer your questions too Kirwin.

    • I deduced that much Lasana

      I was going to allude to that DJW/TTFA are not wrong for requesting the documents.

      Anyone would’ve, barring the ethical issues, they need to request those things before they move forward

  8. Kirwin with Kendall Walkes, he said he needed to get legal advice to pay. Right up until they claimed that FIFA said the contract was invalid. Which FIFA suggested did not happen.
    With Elie, they didn’t answer enquiries about pay or promised to get back to them.
    With Futsal staff, they apparently promise to get back to them. For months.
    Straight answers and categorical “yes” or “no” doesn’t seem to be their style.
    More of a starve you out and wait for you to “abandon the job”.

  9. Did the TTFA categorically refuse to pay ? Lasana

  10. “Our request at this stage however is for the disclosure of the following documents: The instrument of appointment of the Interim Committee of the Futsal Association;
    “The contract or agreement or any relevant documentation whereby the terms and conditions relating to committee members were settled and agreed by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association;
    “The contract or agreement or any relevant documentation whereby the appointment, terms and conditions of the technical staff were approved by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association…
    “The contract or agreement or any relevant documentation whereby the appointment, terms and conditions of the players were settled and agreed by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association…”

    What’s wrong with these requests ?

  11. Yuh had to say sandwiched in that last caption Lasana =D

  12. One off the worst president the Ttff/ttfa ever had

  13. How is it since this fella take over the running of our football so much madness and disrespect to players and coaching staff happening? Is David John Williams a Jamaican?

  14. as you said that is what they vote 4 only in tnt

  15. ..This is what some people voted for. And what some will grumble about and leave alone. However, the Super League clubs have submitted to the 2016 Annual General Meeting a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the members of the TTFA and/or any of its constituent bodies to recall an elected official at any time during their term of office..

  16. The man making Jack Warner look normal, oui

  17. “They also insisted on an apology for shabby treatment on international duty in Costa Rica when the national players and staff were evicted from their hotel—in front of their CONCACAF opponents—due to late payment by the TTFA”. My question is why is David John Williams still President of the TTFA… How much more embarrassment must our women, men Senior team and the futsal team face? Most importantly, our sweet country… I’m so sick of the way the board of these respective groups treat players and staff… I’m wondering if to ever give my ticket money to TTFA to go see our teams play in the Hasley Crawford Stadium. How about the fans boycott the Costa Rica game and watch it livestream instead…

  18. The Dictator president of the TTFA David John Williams will have more law suits than the irrepressible Jack Warner before his controversial term as the dictator president of the TTFA ends.

  19. that is the madness he going

  20. Why does DJW continue to play smart with stupidness?

  21. It’s sad, so sad
    It’s a sad, sad situation
    And it’s getting more and more absurd
    It’s sad, so sad
    Why can’t we talk it over
    Oh it seems to me
    That sorry seems to be the hardest word …

    DJW seems hell bent on antagonising everyone. Is he taking management pointers from Dave Cameron?

  22. So a coaching staff represents the country under you. And then you pretend not to know how they got there and somehow believe that their time is worth zero?

  23. when a national team has to sue its federation for less than a hundred grand USD then yuh know yuh ass is astroturf

  24. I see everyone is listed for payment ,but the men who referee the games leading up to the futsal team leaving. To go on tournaments has never being paid either but no word of that huh.

  25. I see a pattern here.. quite concerning too. Hope all technical staffs appointed since DJW was voted in have been given letters of appointment, including the current national under 20 staff.

    • U also have a right to request such documentation eh.

      CYA…

      Unwritten laws of working in T&T

    • Why wait until the aggrieved party takes action? Why not proactively express concern? There is an element of advantage and abuse of power. To deny, is to be willfully blind. Most of these issues occurred many months after assuming the Presidency. It’s very unprofessional, especially if it can be proven that no TTFA technical staff member appointed before or since DJW took over, has received a letter of appointment..

    • Agreed, but I’m pointing towards the requests the TTFA made. Nothing’s wrong if they ask for such

  26. Would be somewhat disgraceful for John Williams to go that route. Why would you assume that they were playing pro bono? Clayton has been operating in this capacity as coach for years, so I don’t see that standing in a court of law.

  27. So DW sent Morris and his team to two international tournaments and a CONCACAF workshop for kicks or wha? Steups

  28. Earl Best

    Ah, boy! Plus ca change… Like deh put we so!