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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 AGM: DJW struggles to provide answers on Home of Football contracts and “sweetheart” i95.5FM deal

Mysterious construction contracts without Board approval, national football coaches operating without oversight and a secret “sweetheart deal” with i95.5FM were among the controversial revelations yesterday as the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) held a marathon AGM at the Cycling Centre in Couva. There were roughly 45 delegates and board …

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TTFA braces for hellfire at Glorious Saturday AGM; DJW expected to survive as president

Embattled Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams is expected to face another grilling on Glorious Saturday when the local football body attempts to hold its AGM for a sixth time. However, despite concerns about John-Williams’ stewardship—financial and otherwise—and autocratic behaviour, according to football insider, there are two main …

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FIFA backs DJW’s adjournment based on apparent TTFA misinformation; Look Loy election key to impasse

The constitutional impasse between Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams and the general membership appeared to take another convoluted turn on Friday, as FIFA deputy secretary general Zvonimir Boban offered a learned opinion on the issue. Boban, a former Croatia and AC Milan star, appeared to side …

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Arjoon strikes first but unranked Panama edge Trinidad and Tobago women in Couva

The Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team continued their indifferent post-2016 Olympic qualifying series form tonight, falling 1-2 to Panama in a friendly international match at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. The Women Soca Warriors struck first through a crashing Shanelle Arjoon header in the 31st minute, following …

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Financial recklessness! Look Loy slams TTFA bid to host two more tourneys after TT$.5 million loss from U-20 competition

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) board member Keith Look Loy has accused president David John-Williams of financial irresponsibility and violating the local football body’s governing structure. The charges come in response to the TTFA’s announcement of its intention to host women’s senior team competitions in April and May. The …

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“Tyranny!” TTFA descends further into farce as DJW calls off AGM—blocking financial questions

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s fourth successive attempt to hold its 2017 AGM ended in farce and a shouting match today in Couva, as local football president David John-Williams adjourned the meeting for 14 days in an apparent misinterpretation of the constitution and amidst cries of “tyranny” and “dictatorship.” …

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