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‘Contemptuous!’ Wallace asks High Court to stop EGM and ‘restrain’ Fifa’s normalisation committee

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace has asked the High Court to block the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee from holding an Extraordinary General Meeting on 15 September, as the two bodies continue to fight over the right to run the local game. On 4 September, normalisation committee chairman …

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Fifa tells ‘new’ TTFA to inform ‘former’ TTFA of deadline to drop court case, in bizarre letter

Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura has asked ‘new’ Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) boss Robert Hadad—the head of its normalisation committee in the twin island republic—to tell ‘former’ TTFA president William Wallace to ignore the order of High Court Judge Carol Gobin and move its dispute with Fifa to …

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‘The learned judge erred…’ Why Fifa is unhappy with Justice Gobin’s ruling

On 13 August 2020, Madame Justice Carol Gobin ruled comprehensively against Fifa in the Port of Spain High Court, as she dismissed six from the seven applications put forward by the Zurich-based global sporting behemoth against Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan …

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Justice Gobin: ‘Fifa could not presume to be above the law’! Infantino-led body accused of ‘thumbing nose’ at fair play in TTFA attack

Madame Justice Carol Gobin handed down a comprehensive defeat to global football body, Fifa, in the Port of Spain High Court today, in a decision that is likely to be read closely across the planet. The TTFA was represented legally by Dr Emir Crowne, Matthew Gayle, Jason Jones and Crystal …

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Fifa: TTFA wants to have cake and eat it too; TTFA: Arbitration clause ‘unconscionable’

Should the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) be forced to abide by an arbitration clause that is explicit in its own constitution? Or is the clause itself, which orders that all disputes with Fifa be sent to the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), ‘unconscionable’ by virtue of …

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We’re obliged to ‘disobey unjust laws’! TTFA explains decision to take Fifa to court

“[…] United TTFA states for the public record that the real reason for Fifa’s unwarranted and illegal interference in TTFA’s internal business is its desire to cover up the financial mismanagement and illegal actions of the last administration: “Including the failure to provide contracts for the expenditure of TT$16 million on the Home of …

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Pierre’s attacks were ‘vicious, systematic, widespread and targeted’! Court awards Liburd $550k Facebook libel judgment

“[Gordon Pierre’s] defamation was done maliciously and with the conscious intent to injure and destroy [Lasana Liburd] in his workplace and personal life,” stated Master of the Supreme Court Martha Alexander, in her 17-page judgment on 7 May 2019. “This court viewed the defendant’s defamatory action as actuated by malice, …

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