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“We just want our members’ money back!” Venture Credit Union confirms $23 million judgment against DJW

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams is not only being stalked by debt in public office. Even as Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and FIFA president Gianni Infantino were insisting that John-Williams was well-placed to lead the local football body on to solid financial …

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Hart gets TT$5 million for wrongful dismissal, DJW fails to defend sacking T&T coach

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) must fork out TT$5 million to former Men’s National Senior Team head coach Stephen Hart for wrongful dismissal and unpaid salaries and bonuses, after controversial football president David John-Williams failed to defend his sacking of the Soca Warriors coach. Justice Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell delivered …

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Infantino rallies for ‘teammate’ John-Williams, as TTFA president enjoys gala HOF opening

“When you have a good day, you help your teammates; when you have a bad day, you will be helped by your teammates,” said FIFA president Gianni Infantino, in his address at the opening of the TTFA Home of Football this afternoon. “Our [Fifa] World Cup is this. It is …

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From ‘kaisoca’ to ‘shittykyahkyah soccer’; Best muses on TTFA elections and Nov 19

At 11pm last night, I turned my TV off. Honduras 4, T&T 0. I had had enough. Despite the importance of the game, we had fielded nothing like our best team. The travel papers of some of the key players were not in order. But, it seems, we had only …

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Wallace, John-Williams clash on Lawrence and finances, as DJW issues first release from ‘Team Impactors’

United TTFA: “United TTFA believes that as TTFA President, i.e. Chairman of the TTFA Board, [David] John-Williams must accept institutional responsibility for having extended the contract of a coach who has proven to be entirely inadequate to the task, but who undeservedly continues to enjoy the benefits of being the …

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Football saviour or cash cow? Ferguson faces grilling from ‘Faz’ and surprise text from police commissioner

“It seems that football has more bacchanal than national politics,” TV6 Morning edition host Fazeer Mohammed asked Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) presidential candidate Richard Ferguson on Friday 8 November, “why would you want to get involved in this?” “That is a good question,” Ferguson responded. “To be honest, …

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Electoral Committee clears TTFA presidential candidates; all 47 delegates expected to vote

The Electoral Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) today cleared all 11 candidates seeking office at the local football body’s AGM on 24 November. The candidates are: President: David John-Williams (DJW), Richard Ferguson (RF), William Wallace (United TTFA); First vice-president: Selby Browne (DJW), Clynt Taylor (United TTFA); …

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‘Discourteous, totally disrespectful and dangerous!’ Sancho slams DJW on Anguilla fixture swap

Acting Pro League chairman Brent Sancho has accused Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams of ‘total disrespect’ to the local top flight competition and putting the health of players at risk, due to the latter’s unilateral decision to shift Trinidad and Tobago’s friendly international against Anguilla from …

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Angus Eve unplugged: ‘Naps’ coach on the SSFL’s standards, national youth football and his coaching philosophy

“Life in 2019 is way different to the 1980s. Back then we had one channel, TTT, and we were not getting all the Italian League and England Premier League and La Liga and so on, which is what they are comparing the young children to. So we didn’t get to …

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Open letter to William Wallace: Two blighs for United TTFA on apology, the first and the last

Dear Wally, When they go low, Michelle Obama urged the Democrats during the last presidential election campaign in the USA, you go high. I don’t know nearly enough about the US to pronounce authoritatively on behaviour in that space. But I dong here long and my navel string bury in …

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