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Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the managing director and chief 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.

TTFA Board member wants all Fifa cases dropped and Wallace removed; but Covid restrictions in the way

Current Covid-19 restrictions make it difficult for Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace to be removed by the local body’s general membership, according to Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer. Downer, one of the framers of the TTFA Constitution, explained that a request …

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Rowley ready to help! Wallace meets PM and sets EGM date, as TTFA targets Fifa deadline

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace will convene an extraordinary general meeting on Sunday 25 October with member delegates of the local football body. And the agenda will deal specifically with ‘the way forward’ for the TTFA and the current Fifa suspension. Wallace confirmed the date and …

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Gayle: De Four must offer ‘unqualified apology’ and pay costs for ‘vexatious claim’ against TTFA officials

Cunupia FC director and head coach Michael De Four was quoted in the Trinidad Guardian as saying that his TT$4.5 million lawsuit against Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and vice-presidents Clynt Taylor and Sam Phillip was ‘really meant to say the club disagrees with what they …

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Fifa’s political neutrality claim ‘patently false’; why Infantino’s woes won’t disappear—even if TTFA officials do

On 24 September 2020, even as Fifa president Gianni Infantino flexed the awesome muscles of the billion dollar global sport body that he heads, he revealed its Achilles heel. It was the day that Bureau of the Fifa Council, headed by Infantino, suspended the Trinidad and Tobago Football Football Association …

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High Court rules for TTFA! Fifa’s removal of Wallace was ‘contrivance to subvert Nov elections’

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace successfully defied Fifa in the High Court today, as Madame Justice Carol Gobin ruled in favour of the local body’s officials in a historic case. Gobin declared that Fifa’s removal of Wallace and vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan Joseph-Warrick and Sam Phillip …

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Cunupia withdraw ‘frivolous and regrettable claim’ against Wallace, but may now be $200k in the hole

Cunupia FC director and head coach Michael De Four today withdrew a TT$4.5 million High Court claim against Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and vice-presidents Clynt Taylor and Sam Phillip, beating the TTFA officials’ deadline to backdown by a full 10 days. There is still, however, …

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