FIFA agreed, on Monday, to settle its dispute with the former T&T Football Association (TTFA) executive led by ousted president William Wallace out of court.
The following is the second part of Wired868’s look into the short but eventful tenure of the William Wallace-led Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA); and was done through a series of interviews, on condition of anonymity, with five persons from the United TTFA slate and/or employed elsewhere within the local body:
The following look into the short but eventful tenure of Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president William Wallace was done through a series of interviews, on condition of anonymity, with five persons from the United TTFA slate and/or employed elsewhere within the local body:
William Wallace, president of the ousted United T&T Football Association believes it's only football's world governing body- the FIFA or the courts can determine whether his organisation will regain governance of T&T football, and or prevent the country from being banned.
KICK-OFF is July 29 for first submissions as to whether the Trinidad and Tobago Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear the claim brought by former executives of the TTFA against football’s governing body, FIFA. An oral submission will be made before local justice Carol Gobin to determine whether the local court is the right place to decide the dispute.
Getting nowhere so far with world governing body FIFA, embattled Trinidad and Tobago Football Association president William Wallace is appreciative of Government’s willingness to assist in ending the current impasse.
“[…] The continuing impasse—aggravated by the challenges of Covid-19—could effectively jettison the hopes and aspirations of thousands of young people throughout Trinidad and Tobago to improve their lives and their livelihood through football.
THE PRIME Minister is intent on removing turmoil from local football.
Nigel Romano, one of three members of the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee has said his committee is seeking legal advice to treat with the contracts signed by former president William Wallace, the head of the United T&T Football Association, which was done without the approval from the Board of Directors of the T&TFA.