TTSL member clubs reject ‘unethical, political and short-sighted’ offer from TTFA and TTPL

The following is the full statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL), rejecting the offer to form the second tier of the TT Pro League (TTPL).

Photo: TTFA president David John-Williams (left) shares the stage with board members Julia Baptiste (centre) and TTSL president Keith Look Loy at the presentation of FIFA refereeing badges to local officials on 23 January 2019.
(Copyright TTFA Media)

At the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) Extraordinary General Meeting of Sunday 8 September 2019, member clubs rejected the joint offer from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) and the TT Pro League (TTPL) to join the latter as its second division. TTSL believes the effort of TTFA and TTPL to form a second tier in the latter by poaching TTSL members is unethical, political and short-sighted.

Abandoned by both TTFA and TTPL, fellow signatories to the Tripartite Memorandum of Agreement to establish the T-League, TTSL members agreed to stage the 2019 Super League competition between 4 October and 14 December 2019.

In a statement of organizational principle and values, and rejecting the US$8,000 being offered to TTSL clubs to jump ship, participating clubs of 2019 Super League competition agreed to pay a registration fee of TT$1,000.

The following clubs have confirmed their participation:

  1. Bethel United FC
  2. Club Sando
  3. Metal X Erin FC
  4. FC Santa Rosa
  5. Guaya United FC
  6. Matura Reunited FC
  7. Petit Valley/Diego Martin United FC
  8. Police FC
  9. Prisons FC
  10. Queen’s Park CC
  11. RSSR
  12. San Fernando Giants FC
  13. UTT

TTSL’s 2019 competition is sponsored by Ascension Limited and Raymond Tim Kee Investments Limited. The details of TTSL Cup are:

  • Registration fee of TTD 1,000
  • Inclusion of one Tobago club
  • TTSL to provide inter-island transportation
  • TTSL to subsidize ground transportation for all visiting teams (to a maximum of TT$1,500 per match)
  • TTSL to provide a match result bonus: Win (TT$1,000), Draw (TT$500).
  • TTSL to provide referees and match commissioners
  • Clubs to be responsible for staging their home matches
More from Wired868
Kieron hails “pivotal” Jamaica tour; Cooper announces T&T U-17 touring squad

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president Kieron Edwards described the Men’s National Under-17 team’s tour to Jamaica this week Read more

New TTFA exec set to veto National U-17’s Florida tour plans for Jamaica outing

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) is poised to change the travel plans of its Men’s National Under-17 Team Read more

New TTFA president will chair technical committee; Sancho tipped for role

New Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president Kieron “Bo” Edwards is set to be installed as technical and development Read more

TTFA membership bows to “Bo” Edwards; new president gets 67% of vote

Kieron “Bo” Edwards is the new president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA). Edwards, the Eastern Football Association Read more

TTFA confirm electoral candidates; green light for Teams Edwards and Wharfe

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has confirmed its list of candidates for the Saturday 13 April Extraordinary Congress, Read more

TTFA outlaws Toda-World FA and controversial ex-national youth coach, Marcelle

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has officially outlawed former national youth coach Terrence Marcelle and his club, Toda-World Read more

Check Also

Kieron hails “pivotal” Jamaica tour; Cooper announces T&T U-17 touring squad

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president Kieron Edwards described the Men’s National Under-17 team’s …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.