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Wallace: It can’t be business as usual! TTFA membership urged to meet on DJW’s behaviour

“There is a feeling among members that it cannot be ‘business as usual’ if the affairs of the organisation continue to be in a state of abeyance.”

The following is a letter from Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) president William Wallace to the TTFA membership inviting them to meet to consider a response to president David John-Williams’ controversially postponed AGM on 17 March 2018:

Photo: TTFA president David John-Williams (centre), media officer Shaun Fuentes (left) and new Soca Warriors coach Dennis Lawrence at the TTFA headquarters on 30 January, 2017.
(Copyright Allan V Crane/TTFA)

Dear Members,

You are invited to a meeting of the membership of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, carded for Friday 23rd March at 6:00pm at the media room, National Cycling Velodrome, Balmain, Couva.

There is a feeling among  members that it cannot be ‘business as usual’ if the affairs of the organisation continue to be in a state of abeyance. There are several questions posed, to the Executive, which to date have not been answered. The AGM was called in November and is still ongoing among many other matters.

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We strongly believe that this is an opportunity for members to decide the way forward.

Note that this is not a political intervention but instead a chance for you to voice your concerns so that collectively we can demand what is our rights as members.


William Wallace,

On Behalf Of Concerned Members.

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  1. The emergence of such information is one of the major reasons that football continues to struggle to secure corporate sponsorship….no one is going to give to that, especially in these tough times.

  2. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it non existent ……. you see what you want to see

  3. Inspite of all the rumbeling an talk I do not see any one who could bring anything to the table .the pro league is in shaky grounds however D J Williams still has a plus the subvention from FIFA for both the pro league and super league so in spite of all the talk there is no other choice at present but to rally with D J Williams

  4. Hannibal Najjar

    A very sad state of affairs indeed! Matters with and in the T&TFA, T&TFF, and now again, T&TFA, have never been, altogether good, and by that I mean, for the greater whole. It has been good for some of the people some and maybe, a lot of the time, but never all of the people all of the time. But, despite this truth, we managed to plod along, making some gains, but, most of the time, losing two with every one gained. A ship at sea without a learned, firm, but compassionate, and rough-water-suited Captain, will, be in disarray, run-a-ground, lose direction, lose crew, and eventually, sink.

    “The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.” — Edmund Gibbon, Historian

    No question luck is a vital part of success but, hard work and diligence, integrity, visioning and planning, attract luck the right “winds and waves”. Quite frankly, I believe that luck inspects all candidates and arrives at the doorstep of the brave and worthy. Who is able in the T&TFA? Is there a, he/she who is knowledgeable, articulate, affectionate and honest, skilled and with the abilities, and a servant leader interested in the greater whole? Thence and only thence, shall we be good, worthy, and suitable, to lead this ship.

    And for the current and past states of affairs with the T&TFA, and T&TFF, and then again, T&TFA, how obstinately selfish can we be not to engage in a genuine plan that would serve so many people in our country for the indefinitely long term! How can we not see the total and consummate benefits of a carefully drafted and tender-to-the-heart, plan; a plan that would lure in all our caring inhabitants and crossed-fingers stakeholders, and others that fell on the wayside because the lack thereof! Look at the prison’s efforts run by Clayton JB Morris and you’d get a picture of what has happened to so many deceived and lied-to young men and fathers, and, can happen when something, wants to be right.

    Demolish everything in the T&TFA, excavate all the silt and contaminated “soil”, and, rebuild! There are lots of good “captains” are waiting to be invited to set this ship assail once and for all. Hey, brother Trini, your song good here – this can give us the much needed impetus!

  5. Well the light is shining bright I guess!

  6. He’s trying to be popular at our football’s expense.
    It just occurred to me he has JW in his initials.
    I would like to put forward a motion to blank anyone with those initials from T&T football.

  7. Maybe it is time to impeach my dictator president eh Them really good yes steeuuppss

  8. A debt-ridden org bidding to host tournaments that will only increase it’s debts…hmmn where have I heard this one before? Thanks Las I missed this article.

  9. Hope its not a meeting for meeting sake or to ventilate but to form consensus among the membership to develop and implement a plan for proper governance not necessarily change

  10. When yuh neighbor house on fire, soak yours! Ah hearing a rumbling!

  11. Let’s see if 1. This meeting gets a quorum and 2. If it does come off what CONCRETE decisions are made on a way forward.