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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.

The abnormal normalisation clause: how seven Fifa ‘gentlemen’ usurped 210 nations in war on the TTFA

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Covid-19 outbreak to be a pandemic, which was unprecedented for a coronavirus. By then, Italy’s Serie A had already been halted by the government with multiple sporting competitions set to follow. The Bureau of the Fifa Council promptly rescheduled an …

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Fifa appoints Hadad as normalisation head, Attorney: Wallace is still TTFA president

Fifa appointed three of its five member normalisation committee for the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) this morning with Robert Hadad, co-CEO of family-owned company Hadco, in charge. Hadad, who is also a board member of the International School in Port of Spain, was named today as chairperson of the …

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TTPS: No investigation of Wallace-led TTFA; football president accuses i95.5 of destabilising campaign

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) confirmed this morning that there is an ongoing fraud investigation centred around the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA). The investigation was revealed on i95.5FM as ‘breaking news’ this morning by talk show host Andre Baptiste. Baptiste spoke to Commissioner of Police Gary …

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‘They ent lifting a finger!’ TTFA rules out Caribbean support as Ramdhan lets loose

If the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) hoped for regional support as they try to stave off Fifa intervention in the form of a normalisation committee, such dreams have apparently dissipated. “We have private support [from the Caribbean member associations],” one official told Wired868 today. “They agree that we …

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‘Not me and that!’ Patrick turns down Fifa appointment, as TTFA hit with more uncertainty

Fifa, apparently, needs a new makeshift football leader in Trinidad and Tobago. This morning, controversial Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) finance manager Tyril Patrick informed attorneys for the estranged local football president, William Wallace, that he will not attempt to succeed him. On Tuesday, Fifa effectively dissolved the TTFA’s …

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‘Rank corrupt, unjust, bullyboy tactics!’ Wallace’s attorneys take on Fifa and Patrick

Estranged Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace has issued a pre-action protocol letter to finance manager Tyril Patrick and threatened Fifa general secretary Fatma Samoura with formal legal proceedings, as local football officials attempt to challenge the dissolution of the TTFA board. On Tuesday, Fifa announced its …

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‘Fifa has been compromised [in Home of Football scandal]!’ Spicy letter that predates Fifa take-over

“A cursory glance of the paper trail suggests that there was a lack of proper oversight [on the Home of Football],” stated Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) general secretary Ramesh Ramdhan, in a letter to Fifa chief member association, Veron Mosengo-Omba on 22 January 2020. “The president of the …

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Fifa puts DJW’s accountant, Patrick, in charge of TTFA, despite being subject of investigaton

Fifa has placed controversial Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) finance manager, Tyril Patrick, in charge of the local football body ‘until the normalisation committee has been put in place’—a decision that has further heightened suspicions within the fraternity. The governing football body belatedly informed the TTFA, via email today, …

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‘Travesty of logic and justice’, ‘attempted coup’, ‘cover-up’: TTFA officials condemn Fifa intervention

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) stakeholders have slammed Fifa’s decision to implement a normalisation committee on the island and effectively nullify the football body’s election last November. Fifa, in a press release today, claimed that its fact-finding mission to Trinidad last month—done in conjunction with Concacaf—found ‘extremely low overall …

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Trainer Trey Hart quits after poor ‘chemistry’ with U-20 staff, as sports science takes centre stage

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-20 Team trainer Trey Hart submitted his resignation to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) yesterday, after alleging discrimination by his former employer. Hart is a strength and conditioning officer at the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago and also works with Pro League …

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