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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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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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Downer: Sancho used local courts—so why not Wallace? And Look Loy was not removed

Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer, one of the framers of the TTFA’s constitution, has defended president William Wallace’s decision to legally challenge Fifa’s attempt to remove him, based on his perception of natural justice and the governing body’s own statutes. The TTFA Constitution—article 38.2-2—and FIFA’s …

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Ascension: Seven clubs chase TT$650,000 on closing weekend; plus Shabazz, refs and organisers on Mv’t Caledonia fall-out

The inaugural Ascension Invitational Tournament will be concluded this weekend with seven clubs chasing a share in the TT$650,000 cash pot available across Division One and Two. In Division One, leaders Defence Force need only to avoid a heavy defeat against table proppers Matura ReUnited on Sunday afternoon to secure …

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Mv’t Caledonia booted out of Ascension after brawl with referees; club insist their official was struck first 

Morvant Caledonia AIA were disqualified from the Ascension Invitational Tournament tonight, as a result of their behaviour in the aftermath of Wednesday evening’s fixture against Defence Force at the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar. The decision was relayed via a press statement by tournament organiser Richard Ferguson, who is also …

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Downer: John-Williams is violating constitution by failure to call AGM and TTFA election date

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams and general secretary Camara David have again drawn criticism over their supposed disregard for the local football body’s constitution, as stakeholders look forward to the 2019 elections. Veteran administrator Osmond Downer, who is the Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) …

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DJW calls off Board meeting after High Court blocks attempt to move Look Loy; national youth teams left in limbo

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams abruptly called off a Board meeting today, with less than an hour’s notice to members, after a High Court injunction blocked him from fulfilling his threat of jettisoning perceived rival, Keith Look Loy. On Glorious Saturday, John-Williams, through his fresh-faced general …

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