08 May 2012
- Written by Lasana Liburd (wired868)
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Works and Infrastructure Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President, Jack Warner, has apparently broken the terms of his FIFA exit and exposed the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) to more sanctions from the world governing body by meddling in regional football matters.
Warner, according to a letter that was leaked to Wired868, threatened to use his ministerial influence to cut off State funding for the TTFF unless the football body supported his one-time fellow teacher, Harold Taylor, for the post of Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president.
Taylor, according to new CFU rules, needed the endorsement of his home association to run for an executive post and Warner seemed to sense some reluctance to do so by the TTFF, which is now lead by acting President Lennox Watson.
On Friday 20 April 2012, just three days before the close of CFU nominations, Warner sent a letter to Sport Minister Anil Roberts that accused the TTFF of conspiring with FIFA President Sepp Blatter and demanded action against the football body.
“I am advised that (…) a conspirational agreement with members of the TTFF and Sepp Blatter, President of the FIFA (…) was made,” stated the letter, which was leaked to Wired868.com, “to deny any representative from Trinidad and Tobago the opportunity to contest the position of President of the CFU.”