Justice Devindra Rampersad today ordered the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (T&TFF) to "direct" Minister of Works and Transport Jack Warner to show the whereabouts of "all income, donations, gifts, grants or benefits whatsoever" from the 2006 World Cup by a deadline of February 10, 2012.
Three journalists that turned down invitations to be part of FIFA's new Independent Governance Committee have issued a list of matters the sport's World governing body should probe to uncover the alleged corruption in the organisation.
Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner said he got the World Cup television rights for Trinidad & Tobago for $1 after helping Sepp Blatter get elected president of the soccer ruling body.
NOT A CLUE!
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) has no idea what happened to its corporate sponsorship funds from World Cup 2006.
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) recognised the efforts of the National Under-17 Women’s team and the National Under-23 Men’s Olympic team, which inspired in their respective qualifiers in the past year, by hosting an end of year celebratory luncheon hosted by All Sport Promotions.
When the Sagicor Dion La Foucade International Soccer Camp 2011 five day journey came to a end on December 23 at St Joseph’s Convent Ground, St Clair, the footballers received certificates of participation, but more significantly, the 80-odd local, regional and international youngsters, some on vacation from as far as Holland and Brazil, had the invaluable privilege of learning from the former academy manager of Liverpool Football Club- John Owens.
All is not lost for Trinidad and Tobago football.
That is the message presented by T&T Football Federation (TTFF) vice-president Rudolph Thomas yesterday, as he addressed the T&T under-23 men's and Under-17 women's footballers during a luncheon at the Queen's Park Oval's Century Ballroom.
Fifa has insisted that the awarding of television rights to the former vice-president Jack Warner for as little as $1 had nothing to do with his support for Sepp Blatter.
My favourite football quote comes from the legendary Liverpool F.C. manager, Bill Shankly. He famously said "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."