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Wallace to High Court: Fifa forced TTFA to bend the knee, I feel physically sick

Outgoing Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace told the High Court that he felt ‘physically sick’ yesterday, as he formally withdrew his case against Fifa intervention, through a normalisation committee on 17 March. Wallace and first vice-president Clynt Taylor instructed their attorneys to raise the white flag …

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‘The TTFA has been colonised!’ Wallace ends Fifa case to ‘avoid further victimisation’ of T&T football

“[…] It is fair to say that the overwhelming majority of representatives were motivated by fear of Fifa’s threat to suspend TTFA. “[…] We end our just action in order to avoid further victimisation of Trinidad and Tobago football. We have stood for Democracy, National Sovereignty and the rule of …

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Wallace’s last stand? Look Loy confirms that TTFA members will determine next step in Fifa fight

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s 47 member delegates will be allowed to vote for the immediate future of the organisation at tonight’s online Zoom meeting. Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) president Keith Look Loy, who is also part of the United TTFA slate that brought William Wallace to …

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The abnormal normalisation clause: how seven Fifa ‘gentlemen’ usurped 210 nations in war on the TTFA

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Covid-19 outbreak to be a pandemic, which was unprecedented for a coronavirus. By then, Italy’s Serie A had already been halted by the government with multiple sporting competitions set to follow. The Bureau of the Fifa Council promptly rescheduled an …

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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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