“President Gianni Infantino told me you know with David (John-Williams), he is so passionate with football, I am so afraid to stay with him for one hour because I would be willing to give the World Cup to Trinidad and Tobago.”

Those were the words of FIFA Director of member associations and Development Veron Modengo-Omba when he spoke at the launch of the National Elite youth Development program last week.

Modengo-Omba added “The FIFA President Gianni Infantino said to me ‘Veron what we will do this week, the result is what the David and his board are achieving. This project of the TTFA contains similar missions of FIFA. TTFA you have to understand that to build a house, you must not start at the roof but at the foundation.

“Your implication in this project shows you have faith and patience because the result on investment in youth football is not immediate. With TTFA, your project is the same page of FIFA vision for football development. By launching this project, the TTFA will revive the frame of grassroots in the region and we will hope that this will be contagious in the region,” Modengo-Omba added.