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Dear editor: Will you tell your children to accept abuse, once there’s money in it?

“[…] I imagine the people who support Fifa’s intervention, in the face of a High Court ruling, would give this advice to their children: ‘When you’re accepting payment from someone, abuse is justified’…” The following Letter to the Editor on Fifa’s takeover of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) …

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Sport minister vows to ditch TTFA if Fifa acts, Wired868 examines fall-out as Wallace misses key meeting

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) traditionally depends on funding from two main sources to carry out its operations: international governing body, Fifa, and the Ministry of Sport—via the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT). Besieged TTFA president William Wallace could potentially lose both patrons with just one …

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Hadad claims SporTT and not TTFA locked-out coaches; coaches set record straight

Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad tried to pass the blame for the recent temporary lock-out of Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) coaches, with a release that was immediately rebutted by three national coaches. On Tuesday morning, security at the Ato Boldon Stadium locked the gates and stopped coaches …

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Hadad urges ‘previous administration’ to act for T&T’s benefit, a day after locking out national coaches

“Fifa has been clear from the day of the appointment of the normalisation committee, and on several occasions since, that the committee alone has the mandate to run and manage the affairs of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association. “[…] Additionally, it makes clear the potentially devastating consequences for football …

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Fifa tells ‘new’ TTFA to inform ‘former’ TTFA of deadline to drop court case, in bizarre letter

Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura has asked ‘new’ Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) boss Robert Hadad—the head of its normalisation committee in the twin island republic—to tell ‘former’ TTFA president William Wallace to ignore the order of High Court Judge Carol Gobin and move its dispute with Fifa to …

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‘Total disrespect!’ Coaches locked out of stadium, while trying to deliver letters to Hadad

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) head office at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva went into lockdown mode this morning but it was not as a safety measure against Covid-19. Normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad’s staff was not trying to keep the novel coronavirus at bay—just the country’s …

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Look Loy: ‘Hadad is doing absolutely nothing!’ Fifa blamed for hurting T&T’s W/Cup dreams

The biggest threat to the Soca Warriors’ dream of qualifying for the Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup, according to Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) technical committee chairman Keith Look Loy and general secretary Ramesh Ramdhan, is not the ongoing legal tussle between the local football body and Fifa. It …

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‘Who’s looking after players?!’ Hyland and Bateau on owed monies, Qatar 2022 and United TTFA/Fifa

Soca Warriors captain Khaleem Hyland and veteran defender Sheldon Bateau are urging stakeholders to remember the young men and women who play the game, as they pointed to the desperate financial state of many local-based players at present. Former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams left office …

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