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‘Not me and that!’ Patrick turns down Fifa appointment, as TTFA hit with more uncertainty

Fifa, apparently, needs a new makeshift football leader in Trinidad and Tobago. This morning, controversial Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) finance manager Tyril Patrick informed attorneys for the estranged local football president, William Wallace, that he will not attempt to succeed him. On Tuesday, Fifa effectively dissolved the TTFA’s …

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‘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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Shaka: T&T football stuck between criminalisation and colonisation, Fifa has betrayed us

In early December of last year, I was in Trinidad to film a commercial for Unit Trust alongside none other than the world’s first black Miss Universe, Janelle Penny Commissiong. The format of the shoot was an informal conversation between two nationals about their successes, their failures—you get the picture. …

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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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Pro League ‘cancels matches’ due to Covid-19 fears, vows to protect players and officials

The Trinidad and Tobago Pro League has ‘taken the decision to cancel all matches in the League as of this weekend until further notice’ due to concerns over Covid-19. The decision, according to a press release, was taken to ‘protect its players, technical staff, match commissioners, referees, dedicated media officers and …

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TTFA suspends national training sessions, Canada friendlies set to be called off

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has suspended all national team training sessions for the next two weeks while Concacaf also halted all competitions scheduled for the next 30 days, as regional football responds to the threat of the Corona virus. Yesterday, the twin island republic had its first …

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“Success takes sacrifice!” One on one with Defence Force goalie Aaron Enill

“I didn’t have a rich family... So sometimes I had to borrow a boots [or] borrow a gloves to go and practice. Sometimes I had to get money from my brother to go to train or play with Defence Force. Well, almost every day…” A former National Intercol champion with …

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