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Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the CEO and Editor at Wired868.com and a journalist with over 20 years experience at several Trinidad and Tobago and international publications including Play the Game, World Soccer, UK Guardian and the Trinidad Express.

‘Infantino wanted to humiliate us!’ How Fifa’s suspension backfired and what’s next for T&T football

On Wednesday evening, Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace applied to withdraw his case against Fifa for their implementation of a normalisation committee on the twin island republic. By Friday morning, Wallace had twice as many cases running against the world governing body in as many countries. …

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Concacaf extends olive branch and fresh deadline, as TTFA-FIFA tussle enters slapstick territory

At 11.55am today, Concacaf offered an olive branch to the Soca Warriors. On Monday 28 September, Concacaf will hold its draw for the 2021 Gold Cup, which is its showcase tournament, and there will be a special arrangement for the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team. Yesterday, Fifa suspended …

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Fight back on! Wallace withdraws withdrawal in shock twist to TTFA-FIFA legal saga

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace has responded to Fifa’s suspension by resuming his legal writ with the world governing body. This morning, Fifa’s attorneys expected confirmation that the case against their clients had been withdrawn in the High Court. Instead, there was yet another surprise, as …

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SporTT: ‘Too little, too late’; TTFA admit missing Fifa deadline as Warriors likely to miss Gold Cup

Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura gave the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) a deadline of 3pm on Wednesday 23 September to withdraw all cases against the Switzerland-based global sport body. However, TTFA president William Wallace’s affidavit in support of the withdrawal did not go in until 3:02pm while the …

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Fifa bans TTFA! ‘Former leadership’ accused of ‘endangering overall global football governance structure’

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has been suspended by Fifa with immediate effect, for ‘grave violations of the Fifa Statutes’. The decision, which was taken today by the Bureau of the Fifa Council, means that Trinidad and Tobago clubs and national teams are now forbidden from taking part …

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Wallace to High Court: Fifa forced TTFA to bend the knee, I feel physically sick

Outgoing Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace told the High Court that he felt ‘physically sick’ yesterday, as he formally withdrew his case against Fifa intervention, through a normalisation committee on 17 March. Wallace and first vice-president Clynt Taylor instructed their attorneys to raise the white flag …

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‘Fifa was unfair, but we just don’t want to be banned…’ Members ask Wallace to yield

Fifa was unfair to Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan Joseph-Warrick and Sam Phillip—but we fraid to get ban. This, according to a few observers, was the prevailing mood at last night’s informal general meeting called by Wallace. The meeting, which was …

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Wallace’s last stand? Look Loy confirms that TTFA members will determine next step in Fifa fight

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s 47 member delegates will be allowed to vote for the immediate future of the organisation at tonight’s online Zoom meeting. Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) president Keith Look Loy, who is also part of the United TTFA slate that brought William Wallace to …

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DJW: ‘I’m a scapegoat…’ Ex-TTFA president continues Bassant rebuttals

Controversial former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams offered his second attempt at rebutting CNC3’s ‘TTFA’s Secret Trail to Panama’ investigative report today. The hour long feature, done by senior investigative journalist Mark Bassant on 10 September, alleged that John-Williams diverted football money to a secret Panamanian …

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