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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.

‘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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TTFA agree four-year deal with Sports and Games, Ramdhan reveals Avec Sport replica clause

Sports and Games Ltd will serve as the ‘exclusive retail partner’ of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) for the next four years. The deal was revealed by the TTFA Media today and celebrated with a photo-op that included local football president William Wallace, Sports and Games director Omar …

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Pro League clashes with TTFA/TTSL on demand for unlimited Caricom players

Tripartite discussions between the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), the TT Pro League and the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) appear to have reached an impasse with the parties disagreeing on three points. At present, the three bodies continue to disagree on the administration of the competition and …

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$4 million for taxman missing, an unsafe hotel and spiralling debts: Wallace reveals TTFA’s ‘true’ health

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace has accused the administration of his predecessor, David John-Williams, of failing to account for millions of dollars received from Fifa and improperly deducted from office staff. Wallace’s claims were part of a 50-minute long press conference at the Queen’s Park Oval …

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T&T U-20s eliminated in Concacaf quarters, Mexico cruise to 4-0 triumph

Trinidad and Tobago’s 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship adventure came to an emphatic end this evening at the Estadio Olympic Félix Sánchez in Santo Domingo, as the Women Soca Warriors lost 4-0 to Mexico in the final quarterfinal match. The result means Mexico, who won this competition two years ago, …

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