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Pro League votes to become ‘Ascension Premier League’; Ferguson wows clubs with tv rights offer 

Say goodbye to the Pro League and hello to the Ascension Premier League. Barely a month after the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) refused to permit a second round of the Ascension Invitational Tournament, the competition’s founder, Richard Ferguson, got the TT Pro League to rebrand its own 20-year …

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TTFA announce 24 November election day; potential presidents have three weeks to declare ambition

The post of Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president will be up for grabs on Sunday 24 November 2019, as incumbent David John-Williams has finally announced an election date. As the country buckled down today to see off Tropical Storm Karen, TTFA general secretary Camara David forwarded notice of …

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Pro League clubs reject TTFA proposal; DJW falls out with support base with elections looming

TT Pro League clubs have rejected the financial goodies on offer by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) and are prepared to enter the 2019 season armed with just TT$450,000 government subventions, in what might be the first tangible sign of a split between TTFA president David John-Williams and …

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Fact checking DJW: Hart problems, star gazing and why fans, stats and players—but not Lawrence!—are to blame

On Friday, Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams sat down with TV6 Morning Edition host Fazeer Mohammed to discuss the state of football in the twin island republic. “I am not here to defend a coach, I am not here to defend an association,” said John-Williams, “I …

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TTFA’s T-League ‘tweaks’: More $$ for Pro League, less for TTSL and performance incentives ‘absorbed’

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) is set to significantly alter a deal hammered out by UEFA and Concacaf advisors, after discussion with local stakeholders, for a unified domestic elite league in a controversial move that would change the face of the local game. In a media statement yesterday, …

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Downer: John-Williams is violating constitution by failure to call AGM and TTFA election date

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams and general secretary Camara David have again drawn criticism over their supposed disregard for the local football body’s constitution, as stakeholders look forward to the 2019 elections. Veteran administrator Osmond Downer, who is the Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) …

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Corneal: They’re operating by guess; you can’t play trial and error with the future of our football!

“[Trinidad and Tobago Boys National Under-15 head coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier] has spoken now about things that need to change but those things should have been changed two years ago. That means they didn’t have the required experience or weren’t sure about what is supposed to happen at that age group. …

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St Vincent coach: All T&T teams are losing, maybe the problem is administrative support—not Lawrence

“Last time I checked, all your teams are losing—from male to female. Is it that all your coaches on the selected national teams are no good? [My] advice [is] look for the solution elsewhere…” The following Letter to the Editor by St Vincent and the Grenadines coach Dale Mercury was …

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What next for T&T’s Elite U-15s? Fenwick, Grayson, La Forest and Look Loy have their say

After a disappointing debut at the recently concluded TTFA Youth International Invitational where the National Under-15 Team lost 5-4, 4-0 and 4-1 to Panama, Venezuela and Mexico respectively, TTFA board member and FC Santa Rosa owner, Keith Look Loy, is one of several voices laying the blame on head coach …

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Fevrier: The Mexico U-15s are pros; DJW: We invest far less than they do! TTFA explain poor results

“We were up against a very good Mexican team. These guys play 10 months of football, more than our senior players locally, they are professionals. Their schedule is the same as the senior men’s, their fixtures are the same, they play the game maturely.” This from T&T Under-15 head coach, …

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