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TTFA stakeholders: Vaccinate players and officials throughout T&T and let’s restart football!

“[…] The administrations of the member associations of the TTFA will make concerted efforts to encourage the members of the football fraternity to immediately avail themselves of the Covid-19 vaccinations in order to restart football in all the communities in the country immediately, upon receipt of approval to proceed by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago…”

The following is a press release issued by Eastern Football Association of Trinidad and Tobago (EFATT) president Kieron Edwards on behalf of stakeholders of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA):

Photo: Terminix La Horquetta Rangers attacker Kadeem Corbin is in the mood for goals during Ascension Invitational action against Prison Service FC at Phase Two, La Horquetta on 4 September 2019.
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The TTFA members/stakeholders at a virtual meeting held on 3 July 2021 took the following decision:

The TTFA members/stakeholders will immediately approach the Ministry of Health to expand its policy for ‘vaccine rollout’ to include the football fraternity.

The administrations of the member associations of the TTFA will make concerted efforts to encourage the members of the football fraternity to immediately avail themselves of the Covid-19 vaccinations in order to restart football in all the communities in the country immediately, upon receipt of approval to proceed by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

TTFA members/stakeholders consider the restart of football of all leagues and competitions in the country to be essential—with the full vaccination of footballers, coaches, technical staff, referees, and other related personnel—and would welcome working directly with the Ministry of Health to facilitate this exercise in the earliest possible timeframe.

The envisaged immunisation would have all members of our football fraternity visit the venues of the Ministry of Health to facilitate the exercise, similar to what has been done for the Chamber of Commerce, the TTMA, the Supermarket Association and other such entities.

Photo: Morvant Caledonia AIA playmaker Kerry Daniel (right) tries to escape from QPCC opponent Sherwin Noel during Ascension Invitational action at Serpentine Road on 11 August 2019.
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TTFA members/stakeholders consider it necessary, for the good of the game and for the mental and physical health of the youth of our country, that our footballers return to the playing fields under safe conditions as soon as possible, for the resumption of competitive football.

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  1. Who are these stakeholders….can list them