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T&T start Olympic qualifiers in July but neither coach nor squad in place; ex-TD advises TTFA to turn to minor leagues

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has been advised to turn to ‘minor leagues’, as the chronically under-prepared local football body is tasked to build a team from scratch to compete in the 2020 Olympic qualifying series, which kicks off in three months. The TTFA does not have a National …

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“It was heart-breaking!” Maylee opens up about Morace, Shabazz, DJW and T&T’s disastrous W/Cup campaign

In 2018, two Caribbean teams qualified for FIFA World Cup tournaments for the first time. Neither were Trinidad and Tobago. Haiti booked their place for the France 2018 Women’s Under-20 World Cup—after finishing third at the Concacaf tournament hosted right here in Couva—while Jamaica qualified for the senior 2019 World …

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Salazar chaos continues: Cunningham voted both ways, Look Loy accuses DJW of fraud

The fall out from the suppression of Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) vice-president Joanne Salazar’s resignation continued over the Republic Day weekend, with president David John-Williams, general secretary Justin Latapy-George and board member Wayne Cunningham increasingly under the spotlight for varying reasons. Salazar resigned her post on 11 September …

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TTFA board still to rule on Cooper appointment; Waldrum, Hood declare coaching interest

The Women Soca Warriors were promised the necessary funding for their upcoming Concacaf Championships in the United States by the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs. But the matter of their technical staff for the competition remains a contentious issue. On Monday, Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David …

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“It wasn’t about qualifying, it was about stability!” Shabazz shares vision for T&T’s women’s football

“For me it wasn’t about qualifying [when I accepted the job as women’s coach], it was about stability,” said Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Under-20 Team head coach Jamaal Shabazz. “It was about creating what we created back then, which was a framework for players to go on scholarship and …

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No Latapy or Fevrier; Nakhid, Fenwick and Vranes face international competition for Warriors job

Former Trinidad and Tobago captain and Europe-based midfielder, David Nakhid, is the sole Trinidad-born candidate with his hat in the ring, as the TTFA’s technical committee pores over more than a dozen applicants to lead the Soca Warriors through the remainder of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. But …

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Isa approved as TTFA technical director; DJW makes fourth “short-term” appointment

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) appears set to makes its fourth major appointment under the term of current president David John-Williams. And, like the other three, it has been secretive, done without tender, supposedly interim and merely hustled through the local football body’s board of directors. Muhammad Isa, …

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