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TTFA members cut Wallace adrift; 94% vote to accept normalisation and abandon Fifa litigation’

There will be no Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) appeal against Fifa at the privy council. This morning, the general membership finally had its say; and it meant the last rites for the William Wallace-led administration. Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer moved the decisive …

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TTFA Board member wants all Fifa cases dropped and Wallace removed; but Covid restrictions in the way

Current Covid-19 restrictions make it difficult for Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace to be removed by the local body’s general membership, according to Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer. Downer, one of the framers of the TTFA Constitution, explained that a request …

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Dear editor: Tribute to T&T’s ‘singularly incisive’ football referee, Osmond Downer—may we see more like him

“[…] May there be similarly sensible incarnations of Osmond Downers, as domestic football crawls to its uncertain future and Downer’s informed movement across the field of play inevitably wanes and welcomes generational substitution. “[…] May that tradition be relayed by others who pick up his torch…” In the following Letter …

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‘Fifa was unfair, but we just don’t want to be banned…’ Members ask Wallace to yield

Fifa was unfair to Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace and vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan Joseph-Warrick and Sam Phillip—but we fraid to get ban. This, according to a few observers, was the prevailing mood at last night’s informal general meeting called by Wallace. The meeting, which was …

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Hadad claims proof to support controversial EGM; club owner says otherwise, Downer scoffs

Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad intends to push on with a Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) Extraordinary General Meeting on 15 September, despite several constitutional issues about the conclave—including whether a requisite number of delegates supported the meeting. Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer …

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If you want to lead, you must read! Downer hits back at Sancho over TTFA EGM blunder

Interim Pro League chairman Brent Sancho and former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams both received copies of the amended TTFA Constitution on 22 September 2019. So too did AC Port of Spain directors Ryan Nunes and Michael Awai, the San Juan Jabloteh office and Club Sando …

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Oops! Hadad blunder appears to rule TTFA EGM on Fifa court case as illegal

Normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad appears to have erred in his announcement of an extraordinary general meeting on 15 September, which was called to address possible Fifa sanctions against the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA)—due to an ongoing legal case by the TTFA’s elected officers. Fifa gave TTFA president …

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Wallace defends Ramdhan contract, Downer disagrees and Harford says release ‘too strong’

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace said he had the right to unilaterally give Ramesh Ramdhan a two year contract as general secretary and criticised his United TTFA colleagues for being ‘premature’ in their condemnation of his actions. The United TTFA slate, a lobby group that campaigned …

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Look Loy explains TTFA defiance: why teach the youth ‘hypocrisy, cowardice and self-interest’?

“[…] Some opposed to our resistance to Fifa talk about our supposed endangerment of ‘the youth’. But, in effect, their moaning merely teaches youth, by example, the abandonment of democracy, principle, justice, and fair play, for the prevalent values of our national intellectual and spiritual life: hypocrisy, cowardice, self interest, …

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