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TTFA AGM: DJW struggles to provide answers on Home of Football contracts and “sweetheart” i95.5FM deal

Mysterious construction contracts without Board approval, national football coaches operating without oversight and a secret “sweetheart deal” with i95.5FM were among the controversial revelations yesterday as the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) held a marathon AGM at the Cycling Centre in Couva. There were roughly 45 delegates and board …

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Downer: “Mr President, you’re wrong!”; DJW: “I’m trying to do the right thing!” TTFA stakeholders clash by email

“Mr President, for two reconvened meetings for the continuation of the November 2017 AGM—January 9th and […] March 17th—you, as Chairman, proceeded, on you own accord to abort the meetings and to announce an adjournment for ‘the lack of a quorum.’ “Mr President, your decision on both occasions was erroneous.” …

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“Tyranny!” TTFA descends further into farce as DJW calls off AGM—blocking financial questions

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s fourth successive attempt to hold its 2017 AGM ended in farce and a shouting match today in Couva, as local football president David John-Williams adjourned the meeting for 14 days in an apparent misinterpretation of the constitution and amidst cries of “tyranny” and “dictatorship.” …

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DJW skips TTFA AGM while board claims ignorance of $.9 million Pro League subvention

In the David John-Williams’ 2015 election manifesto, entitled “Imperatives for Change,” he promised that, once elected, he would be “committed to immediately appointing the necessary sub committees, as required under the constitution.” Further, John-Williams, the candidate, noted that “the proper and efficient function (sic) of these committees are (sic) important …

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Stand-off! TTSL say they paid referees in advance; Downer: “We had no contract”

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) Referees’ Committee Board member Osmond Downer is denying that the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL) had any written contract agreement with referees for the just-concluded TTSL season. Yesterday, acting on behalf of the TTSL, the League’s general secretary Camara David requested reimbursement from …

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TTFA members push back; black eye for DJW-led board as “unconstitutional” AGM postponed

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s (TTFA) membership must meet again in two weeks after this morning’s Annual General Meeting was postponed owing to general secretary Justin Latapy-George’s failure to provide all members with the necessary documents on time—as stipulated by the TTFA Constitution. Latapy-George had followed the instructions of the …

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Is TTFA getting better or worse? CFA triumph, Look Loy’s delayed ascendancy and multiple financial queries

“[Wednesday] night was a massive defeat for the TTFA executive, which has provoked controversy for the last six months with its stance against the Central Football Association and the TTSL,” TTSL interim president Keith Look Loy told Wired868. “My take is it was a great victory for grassroots democracy in …

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