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Fifa admits Hadad’s NC has struggled with mandate; then extends their TTFA control for another year

The Bureau of the Fifa Council, headed by Fifa president Gianni Infantino, has extended the mandate for its normalisation committee in Trinidad and Tobago until 31 March 2023. The move means that the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA)—and all organised football on the two-island republic—will remain under the thumb of …

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‘A smart move’, ‘laughable’, ‘farming out their duties’; TTFA members and creditors respond to NC

Before lunch yesterday, Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad faced off against former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) technical director Kendall Walkes in a virtual hearing of the local high court. Walkes was represented legally by Keston McQuilkin and Melissa Keisha Roberts-John. Attorney Stephen Salandy is believed to have appeared …

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“No different than John-Williams!” Hadad-led NC accused of ‘hiding money’ from creditors

Former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) technical director and Men’s National Senior Team player Kendall Walkes has accused the Robert Hadad-led normalisation committee of hiding money from its creditors. Walkes, who won a TT$5.1m award in the Port-of-Spain High Court for breach of contract against the David John-Williams-led administration …

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‘Unworkable!’ Ferguson, Lewis, Look Loy and Wallace discuss Hadad’s debt plan and suggest how to rescue TTFA

On 5 October 2021, Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad shared his idea for addressing the debt of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association with the Trinidad Guardian. “We’re looking at other methods of raising the funding and some sort of process to repay that debt, either borrowing or [an] …

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‘Blatant disrespect!’ Players lift lid on G/Cup feud, which almost saw T&T withdraw before Mexico game

The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team came within a whisker of elimination from the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup tournament before the competition even started in earnest.  But the wily opponent that nearly chopped down the Soca Warriors, according to the players themselves, was not French Guiana or Montserrat …

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Mars: Women’s staff appointments show why Hadad-led NC urgently needs standing committees!

Unified Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago (UFCTT) general secretary Rayshawn Mars has urged the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee to re-appoint technical and finance standing committees to better serve the local game, in the wake of the controversial recent selections to the Women’s National Senior Team technical staff. On Wednesday, the …

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Hadad says NC blanked Bad Wolf Sport, new pay structure suggested for coaches

Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad admitted to fielding a presentation from Ireland-based company, Bad Wolf Sports, but denied agreeing to any partnership with the company on behalf of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA). The query was one of three questions raised by Eastern Football Association of Trinidad …

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Joevin and Levi sit out practice before final WCQ, as farcical NC travel plans left players without boots

On the eve of the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team’s final World Cup qualifying outing against St Kitts and Nevis, six players were asked to train in sneakers on wet grass, after they were left without football boots—as a result of farcical travel plans arranged by the Fifa-appointed …

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Warriors coaches and players still awaiting promised money from NC; P/Rico rout Bahamas

The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team technical staff must wait a bit longer to receive their first pay cheques for 2021, after the Robert Hadad-led Fifa-appointed normalisation committee again failed to live up to its word. On Friday 7 May, the normalisation committee assured Unified Football Coaches of …

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Hadad-led NC replies on coaches, debt repayment, and outstanding AGM; Wired868 marks response

On Saturday 1 May, representatives for roughly half of the membership of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) wrote a stinging 14-page rebuke of the operation of the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee. The missive was forwarded to Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura. “We look forward to a prompt response from …

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George: NC vowed to pay coaches and training stipends; but no word on TTFA members’ concerns

The Fifa-appointed normalisation committee will settle outstanding payments for all technical staff members appointed by former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace, inclusive of Soca Warriors head coach Terry Fenwick and his support staff. And it will also pay a training stipend to the Men’s National Senior …

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