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EFATT: ‘A Wallace no-show for TTFA EGM would be slap in face of membership’

“[…] Most members that I have spoken to today on the matter of the meeting are expressing concern that Mr Keith Look Loy said that he as well as persons affiliated to him will not be attending the EGM.

“We are hoping that Mr [William] Wallace and his team would attend the meeting and give the members the opportunity to have the much needed dialogue for the future of Trinidad and Tobago football…”

The following Letter to the Editor on the Fifa/TTFA legal impasse and an upcoming EGM was submitted by Eastern Football Association (EFATT) president Kieron Edwards:

Photo: William Wallace addresses the audience during the media launch of the 2019 SSFL season at Fatima College, Mucurapo on 3 September 2019.
(Copyright Allan V Crane/CA-Images/Wired868)

Speaking as the president of the East Zone and on behalf of other zones that supported the petition, there are some clear take aways that we seek to resolve from the meeting:

1. That Mr William Wallace inform the TTFA membership why they took this route, the pros and cons of this course of action taken;

2. How do they intend to run football in T&T if we are sanctioned or expelled;

3. We would like to find out from Mr William Wallace and company if they know the step by step path to re-enter Fifa if we are sanctioned;

4. Will they accept the pathway to be reinstated into Fifa via normalisation or does Fifa now need to make an exception for TTFA to not have to go through the normalisation in order to re-enter the Fifa fold—seeing that they are unwilling to accept normalisation;

5. We will like to know the cost of the legal action being fought on behalf of the TTFA as persons have been mentioning that they are paying this cost out of pocket. Is this cost a loan or a gift to TTFA to fund this action? If it’s a loan, what is the interest to be applied to the loan and who are the persons providing this loan and to what exact amount?

Photo: Fifa president Gianni Infantino (left) and secretary general Fatma Samoura.

Most members that I have spoken to today on the matter of the meeting are expressing concern that Mr Keith Look Loy said that he as well as persons affiliated to him will not be attending the EGM.

We are hoping that Mr Wallace and his team would attend the meeting and give the members the opportunity to have the much needed dialogue for the future of Trinidad and Tobago football.

A no show by Mr Wallace and his team will be none other than a slap in the face to TTFA’s membership as well as he will be jeopardising the democracy of the institution and constitution that he is claiming to defend.

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  1. And this membership has given its elected president such unswerving support that it does NOT deserve a slap in the face?

    Right. Got you!

    And some idiot with no mandate gets up one morning and decides to call a meeting of a body that never elected him or was consulted on his selection and attending that meeting is not “jeopardising the democracy of the institution and constitution” that he has never claimed to defend?

    Right? Got ya!