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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.

Fifa gives TTFA new ‘final deadline’ of 23 Sep, Hadad risks ‘contempt’ charge to relay it

Fifa has given the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) a new ‘final deadline’ of 23 September to ensure the withdrawal of its High Court case against the governing body. The latest threat was issued by Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura to Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad this morning …

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‘Wallace owes me too…’ English consultant, unknown to TTFA board, adds to football woes

Former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) David John-Williams could already be the subject of a police probe, after CNC3 investigative reporter Mark Bassant alleged that at least US$1.5 million meant for the local game was diverted to a Panamanian bank account under his name. John-Williams, however, is not the …

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United TTFA granted injunction; Hadad blocked from calling EGM—ball in Fifa’s court

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan Joseph-Warrick and Sam Phillip were today granted an injunction, which blocks the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee from convening the extraordinary general meeting it scheduled for tomorrow. High Court Judge Carol Gobin also prohibited Fifa and its agents …

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Police start ‘preliminary investigation’ into DJW; Quan Chan, Daniel respond to allegations

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith says the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has ‘taken notice’ of allegations of financial misconduct supposedly committed by former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams but remained tightlipped about an official probe. John-Williams was the subject of an hour long feature …

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‘Contemptuous!’ Wallace asks High Court to stop EGM and ‘restrain’ Fifa’s normalisation committee

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace has asked the High Court to block the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee from holding an Extraordinary General Meeting on 15 September, as the two bodies continue to fight over the right to run the local game. On 4 September, normalisation committee chairman …

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Technical staff members say settlement imminent, hail ‘progressive’ talks with normalisation committee

Representatives for the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s (TTFA) national technical staff members have reported progress in discussions with the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee, with a settlement believed to be imminent. The coaches and assortment of support staff, who were all hired under the William Wallace-led administration, have not been paid …

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Hadad claims proof to support controversial EGM; club owner says otherwise, Downer scoffs

Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad intends to push on with a Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) Extraordinary General Meeting on 15 September, despite several constitutional issues about the conclave—including whether a requisite number of delegates supported the meeting. Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer …

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