Interim president Keith Look Loy and vice-president Ryan Ottley will lock horns on 9 August 2017 when the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) hosts its inaugural election at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
Look Loy, who is 64, is the FC Santa Rosa head coach, a former CONCACAF technical committee member and TTFA technical advisor and a retired school teacher. The 29-year-old Ottley is a Flying Officer in the Defence Force and manager of the Regiment’s TTSL team.
The elections will follow the one club, one vote system while the electorate consists of the 19 active and five inactive TTSL clubs from its two divisions. These are Guaya United, Defence Force FC, UTT, QPCC, FC Santa Rosa, WASA FC, Cunupia FC, Police FC, Siparia Spurs, 1976 Phoenix FC, Club Sando Moruga, Bethel United FC, Central 500 Spartans, Prisons FC, Youth Stars United, Petit Valley/Diego Martin United, Perseverance Ball Runners, Harlem Strikers, Marabella Family Crisis Centre, Matura ReUnited, Real Maracas, Petrotrin Palo Seco, Saddle Hill Hotspur and Barrackpore United.
The TTSL president will serve a four-year term and can be re-elected once.
The current interim TTSL executive comprises of Look Loy and Ottley as president and vice-president respectively along with George Joseph (Bethel United FC) and Quincy Jones (Siparia Spurs) as board members.
At stake on 9 August are six positions, which are: president, two vice-presidents and three ordinary board members.
Look Loy has announced a slate to contest all positions. He is joined by Jameson Rigues (1st Vice-President), Eddison Dean (2nd Vice-President), Joseph (Ordinary Member), Clayton Morris (Ordinary Member) and Colin Murray (Ordinary Member).
Ottley’s slate includes Marvin Wilson (2nd Vice-President), Stephanie Guevara (Ordinary Member) and Michael De Four (Ordinary Member).
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Not into the name calling thing, but willing to let the democratic process unfold accordingly.
And what colour is your nose again Nicholas Lochan??? just checking… and all counts the man is an arrogant moron… #realitycheck lmao
From national football, to ethics, to coaching jobs, courses, international???, Concacaf appointment….ok then.
Didn’t hear the same aspiring president nor did I hear Joe Public coaches voices when Jack was doing the same thing then but they were benefitting then so that made it acceptable??? All of them who get big coaching jobs, Who were the only ones to be exposed to coaching courses internationally too, who get CONCACAF appointments…but no everybody was quiet then. That’s why I always say “it’s not always what’s being said but rather who is saying it”… They may have valid points about the president but it holds no merit when YOU were happy doing the same thing before all becoz it suited YOU!!! Bunch of HYPOCRITES with blind followers if you ask me… BUNCH AH FRAUDS!!!!
I agree! JW spanned more than a two decades and while I was a teen and not following football….I don’t think I recall ANYONE forcefully voicing disapproval. I don’t think you could. Lasana Liburd was the only name and that’s how I knew who he was. Has it changed much in local or international football?
My point Nicholas Lochan tho is… these same ppl ALWAYS had voices it just wasn’t convenient to use it then… why??? EVERYBODY was “eating ah food” their mouths were too full so they couldn’t speak…now they mouth empty they suddenly have voices??? Two headed snakes… that’s what they are
You don’t recall anyone forcefully voicing disapproval…agree but ask why not??? They’re the same yesterday…today and WILL be the same tomorrow. But they now get ah voice… boi dem so cyah talk to me… it’s either black or white with me… NO SHADES OF GREY over here… you either ah stand for something or you don’t… not only when it doesn’t suit yuh…
I’m not saying you are wrong at all! I’m sure many names could be mentioned. My point is that the TTSL clubs just like citizens [politics] need to remain vigilant and continuously stand up and speak up. Participation is a must!
If allowed… lol… I wait… it’s just a matter of time before (ehm) pelt a chair behind somebody and walk out lol… one decision not in their favour and IT’S ALL OVER!!! But I’ll buy me a bag of popcorn and watch the drama unfold lol
Unless they seek counselling… we can only hope
Let’s hope so Justin DeFreitas it’s the best for football in Trinidad and Tobago
All the best for all involved in the election however I too agree that it may have been more appropriate that the final decision maker wasn’t affiliated to a club. However once elected I am sure they would opt to resign from official club duties.
Justin DeFreitas, Iet conclude one matter at a time. In regards to your concerns about the hiring of Ttfa staffs is another issue.
That speaks to your concerns Akel Baig…National Football and Ethics.
Or are you just focusing on Super League today?
Let’s complete one issue first
No worry it will be completed tomorrow please God with all the stakeholders.
This fighting in our country in the football community is terrible. The passionate people and our players are the ones who are going to feel the hurt. This will soon come to a end.
Who fighting bro.
Pro League vs Super League, then Ttfa and DJW, Keith Look Loy, we and them, rubbish
There no fight between pro league and super league. Somebody is misinforming you pal.
I am of age pal, I can understand myself.
Ok. God speed then.
Akel Baig and W Connection owner is president of ttfa and only hiring w connecyion coaches
Exactly…your issue. But we hear you.
My issue is the president is Coaching a team in the League. Unethical!!
National Football is the business of everyone in the Country. The democracy is not about 23 Clubs being satisfied in directions of the league only.
Thanks Nicholas Lochan
For those interested in Super League business I can only speak as one of 23 members! As with any organization, there are, will be and should be [to an extent] issues, questions, opinions and disagreements. The TTSL is barely 9 months so I’m glad to see the democratic process being applied for the leadership and vision of the League. Regardless of who wins, the REAL power remains with ALL member Clubs to ensure their voices and opinions shape the League they want.
All the committees so far operate without interference.
There should be an independent body to handle the league matters
I agree. But my understanding is that is already in place.
I vote Lasana for President !!!
One question Akel Baig: What is the difference when one challenger is a club coach and the other is a club manager? Is Ottley’s situation so different from Look Loy’s?
People get to vote for the leadership and I am not hearing such concerns from the rank and file super league teams, which is interesting.
It might just be a case where one of them “may” have a reputation that precedes them Lasana Liburd…yuh think??? I’m just thinking “what if that’s the case” then that might be a determining factor… I don’t know, I’m just wondering???
…haven’t heard any issues so far, as interim chief.. Super League season started some time now. Hearing more issues with Pro League since their season started..
The Super League of Trinidad and Tobago (Election)will be upon us very soon.
It is with immense concern that the interim president (Keith Look Lot) of the very said league is the coach of a participating team (Santa Rosa fc) in the League: This is a grave conflict of interest.
It is amazing that clubs or anyone for that matter, can support this unethical and unbalanced practice. The integrity of the clubs and individuals that support an organization being Shepherd in such a manner should also be questioned.
Where is the transparency? Why is this matter not being dealt with at the highest level?
This questionable leadership does not build a successful football fraternity. A mechanism must be put in place to discharge this unprincipled conduct that the interim president is currently setting. Football fans and enthusiasts, in fact Trinidad and Tobago, deserves an independent approach to dealing with football matters.
Where is the example for the next generation? This disappointing approach to local football also further highlights that there is a pressing need for a new regime of leaders with great integrity and strategic direction to take our football to the next level of imminent success.
Go on D road side and preach d word brother
The idea is to get supporters back to the games , do that slowly the clubs could become self sufficient and depend on a subvention from governments that doesn’t care bout sports
Well they probably don’t see themselves as a community team and possible don’t have a community ground to use… I don’t kno I’m just thinking of the possible reasons why
It isn’t that easy to get grounds. Arima Borough Council made Arima Velodrome available to North East Stars. (And of course FC Santa Rosa in TTSL). That shows deals can be made.
Maybe more communities should follow that example. But all communities obviously don’t have such a facility.
Because They have a ground in teteron and heading down to the beach , where all the soldiers would be able to come out. Why doesn’t
Real Maracas play their home games in aranquez Savannah???
Super league teams used stadiums as their home venues too tho… I’m kinda lost tho as to what’s wrong with Army using the stadium as their home ground???
It’s not that bad Bass Cleff, I for one will say it is better run than the pro league. In the league 2 you know every Sat you playing in the league 1 every Sun . No postponements for all kinda shit . Home and away that’s how a Real league supposed to run not Army playing they home games in HC Stadium.
Keith look loy a st Mary’s player along Luciano woodley and Trevor Leiber in goal has the passion for the job
Will he remain as head coach of santa Rosa fc ?
Not sure how and where folks does get their information from Lasana Liburd, but it’s baffling.
NOTHING stays in the dark forever… yaaawwwnnnsss… time for bed… blessed night all…
I don’t envy any team having to participate in that league under such governance after that election, if we should even call it that.
Under what governance Bass?
You eh go tie me up Lasana Liburd lmao… we already know how this is gonna go bearing in mind it IS ALLEGED teams got into the league in exchange for a vote… but I’m leaving that right there…
HUH!!! And not because fees were paid up as required BassCleff?
Sipping my tea like Kermit Timothy Rochford… I’m surprised that you actually sound surprised tho??? Hmmm but I continue to sip my tea…
That’s because I believe I know better
But I understand some folks comments for what they are. So I hear you.
If you know better no need to get so defensive hun… do you know how these results are gonna go???
Not being defensive. Actually I’m trying to be objective as always and hoping for the best.
Great stuff coming from you… that’s the little of the man I know… bless
Have a good night all.
Well that was all very vague and passive aggressive. Lol…
Talk with no evidence is still only talk. Not saying said individual is wrong but has produced no evidence of said rumor being true
Hence the word “alleged” smh
All it takes is one thing to not go in those teams’ favour to determine if the “allegations” are true… timing is EVERYTHING!!!