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Dear editor: Football dreams of our youth are bigger than Fifa/TTFA; gov’t should intervene

“[…] The continuing impasse—aggravated by the challenges of Covid-19—could effectively jettison the hopes and aspirations of thousands of young people throughout Trinidad and Tobago to improve their lives and their livelihood through football. “[…] Now, with their dreams deferred, the youngsters could easily fall prey to the crime-lord lobbyists who …

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A ‘replica’ of John-Williams! United TTFA turns on president Wallace, calls general meeting

“[…] This pattern of behaviour is unacceptable. It is unilateral. It exceeds the constitutional limits to the president’s authority. “It is deceptive and deeply disappointing. And it replicates the performance of former president David John-Williams…” The following press statement on the actions of Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace—in …

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‘Is TTFA/ Fifa issue, not also a matter of sovereignty?’ Wallace fires back at sport minister

“[…] Is [Shamfa Cudjoe], as minister of sport, agreeing that the constitution that governs the TTFA—or perhaps even the constitution that governs any national sporting organisation—can be set aside by a foreign power? “Just recently when a member of the opposition wrote to the US Embassy re the government’s ignoring …

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Don’t write us! Fifa snubs mediation request, Wallace still hopeful but makes fighting case

On Monday, attorney Matthew Gayle wrote to Fifa and requested mediation on behalf of his clients, Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan Joseph-Warrick and Sam Phillip, as an alternative to a High Court battle. The TTFA’s request, which had a deadline of …

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TTOC president: Fifa and CAS failed ‘duty of care’ to TTFA; that’s why case is in High Court

Besieged Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and his vice-presidents, according to Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis, are not the only ones responsible for their case against Fifa ending up in the local High Court. On Monday, Wallace moved an action against his …

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