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‘Nobody is being told anything!’ Hadad slammed for poor communication and constitutional violations

Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer has criticised Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad for either ignoring the local body’s constitution or totally misunderstanding his role within the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA). Hadad and his three-member committee, which includes Judy Daniel and Nigel Romano, …

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NFA: EFATT president accused of interference, Downer and ‘Dada’ dispute validity of EGM date

The Northern Football Association (NFA) board of directors has accused Eastern Football Association (EFATT) president Kieron Edwards of violating the constitution of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) and the NFA, by seeking to interfere in its electoral process. Edwards, who is also a director in the Ascension Football …

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“If it wasn’t so serious, it would be laughable!” Downer explains where Rigues went wrong

What was wrong with Jameson Rigues’ special meeting for Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) clubs on Saturday? Where to begin? Veteran football official and referees association vice-president Osmond Downer, one of the framers of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) Constitution, has regularly been consulted on constitutional matters …

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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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