Latapy: “This is unprofessional and unacceptable!” T&T U-20 coach urges DJW to address debts to technical staff

“I write again in regard to the outstanding salary and car allowance payments. I’ve been emailing and calling you daily, with little or no response.

“This is unprofessional and unacceptable at best…”

The following email was sent by Trinidad and Tobago National Under-20 Team coach Russell Latapy to Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams on 8 June 2018:

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago national youth team coach Russell Latapy (centre) reacts during 2017 U-17 World Cup qualifying action against Bermuda at the Ato Boldon Stadium on 18 September 2016.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

Good Morning David,


I write again in regard to the outstanding salary and car allowance payments. I’ve been emailing and calling you daily, with little or no response.

This is unprofessional and unacceptable at best, as you have not acknowledged any communications regarding team matters, nor outstanding salaries and allowances.  On the rare occasion you have accepted my call, it is brief with the promise to return the call to address my outstanding payments and matters pertaining to my team, which to date I still await.

This has been occurring before your unfortunate incident, and now you have left me with little recourse, but to copy the Technical Director, General Secretary and Board members in this communication to you.

I await your feedback as it relates to my team members and myself.

Regards,

Russell Latapy.

Photo: TTFA president David John-Williams (right) has a word with Trinidad and Tobago national youth coach Russell Latapy on the training ground before the 2016 U-17 CFU competition.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

Editor’s Note: Wired868 contacted TTFA president David John-Williams for response to Russell Latapy’s letter. We also asked for details on how many technical staff members are owed by the TTFA at present, the reason for the financial issues and how the local football body plans to address them.

Up to the time of publication, we had not received a response.

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4 comments

  1. Have no sympathy for him. Like he didn’t know what the moron was like before he took the job. It’s like when a woman put a horn on another woman, gets the man to leave his wife, marry her and when she in turn gets horn she bawling down the place. That works both ways by the way.

  2. And yet they can afford to send three of the executive to Moscow? And pay for legal fees of the president. Funny priorities for an organisation supposed to benefit T&T young athletes.

  3. Mr. Williams, shame on you, I am disapointed in you behavior.

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