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Hart concerned about team funding.
« on: June 10, 2015, 01:55:09 AM »
Hart concerned about team funding.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


T&T Soca Warriors were expected to return home last night from Curacao, where they spent an extra three days training after losing a friendly encounter against that country on Friday night, 1-0 at the Sentro Deportivo Korsou in Willemstad, as both teams continued preparations for upcoming tournaments.

However, with the Concacaf Gold Cup set to kick off in the USA next month, national coach Stephen Hart is not pleased with what is taking place with regards to funding and the ongoing dispute between the T&T Football Association (T&TFA) and the Ministry of Sports.

Speaking on the weekend T&TFA president, Raymond Tim Kee stated he was still awaiting money which was promised to him by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to offset the Soca Warriors Gold Cup preparations which is expected to continue next Tuesday with a friendly encounter away to Jordan.

But Tim Kee’s claims were dismissed by Minister of Sport, Brent Sancho who said the local federation had already spent 90 per cent of the $9 million promised in the Cabinet note which was promised to by acting  Minister of Sport, Ruper Griffith and Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar last November.

This after the Soca Warriors were on the verge of boycott of the Caribbean Football Cup final against Jamaica in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

T&T came up short in the final to the Reggae Boyz, losing 5-4 on penalty kicks after a 0-0 draw, but on return home were feted by Persad-Bissessar who committed to funding the team’s Gold Cup preparations.

But contacted yesterday following another training session with his 19-man squad in Willemstad, an disenchanted Hart said he was very much concerned with what has been going on in the local media over the past couple days with regards the T&T Football Association’s request for funding from the Ministry of Sports, for the national team’s Gold Cup preparations still outstanding.”

He added, “Right now I am very disappointed to hear about what’s taking place because we are suppose to be preparing for our next international friendly against Jordan with our departure set for later this week (June 11) and we are not sure what is going on.”

“So all we can do here (in Curacao) is continue to focus on our training and when we return to Trinidad we will know much more about what is taking place.”

Meanwhile, in anticipation of the national team’s departure for Jordan, Hart has summoned Chicago Fire defender Joevin Jones to link up with the team and is expected to add to his 37 caps at Al-Hassan Stadium.

Jones arrived in T&T on Saturday night and will miss the Fire’s re-scheduled game against the New England Revolution on June 13 at Gillette Stadium.

 T&T is scheduled to play two more international warm-ups against 1998 Fifa World Cup semifinalist Croatia and then against Haiti ahead of its Gold Cup opener with Guatemala on July 9 in Chicago, but they are also yet to be confirmed.

National Senior Men’s team head coach Stephen Hart has announced a 21-man squad that will travel to Amman to face Jordan’s Senior Men’s Team in an international friendly on June 16th.

Hart will conduct a final training session at the Hasely Crawford Stadium today following the squad’s return from Curacao on Tuesday. The squad leaves for London tomorrow afternoon and will overnight there before departing for Amman on Friday.

The T&T head coach has included further overseas-based pros to the team from the one that lost 1-0 to Curacao last Friday in Willemstad.

Coming in is US-based player Joevin Jones, Cordell Cato as well as Belgium-based defender Sheldon Bateau, Slovakia-based winger Lester Peltier, Kazakhstan-based defender Aubrey David and English-born defender Gavin Hoyte.

Hart said: “We will continue to build towards the Gold Cup over the next few days. The game against Jordan allows me to evaluate players that have not seen national duty since the Caribbean Cup Finals last year. After this I will have a better idea of the 22-man squad for the Gold Cup.”

Jordan meantime, is preparing for its 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign as well as the 2019 Asian Cup. They will play their first Group B qualifier against Kyrgyzstan on June 11 before playing Asian Cup champs Australia, Tajikistan, and Bangladesh.

“Playing a team like Trinidad and Tobago which previously qualified to the World Cup will help our team in the upcoming phase,” Jordan’s head coach  Ahmad Abdul Qader said.

Trinidad & Tobago Squad

Goalkeepers:

Jan-Michael Williams (Central FC), Marvin Phillip (Point Fortin Civic).

Defenders:

Mekeil Williams (W Connection), Kaydion Gabriel (Central FC), Sheldon Bateau (KV Mechelen, Belgium), Joevin Jones (Chicago Fire, USA), Gavin Hoyte (England, unattached), Daneil Cyrus (W Connection), Aubrey David (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan).

Midfielders:

Andre Boucaud (Dagenham & Redbridge—UK), Leston Paul (Central FC), Khaleem Hyland, Ataullah Guerra (Central FC), Sean De Silva (Central FC), Keron Cummings (North East Stars), Cordell Cato (San Jose Earthquakes, USA), Lester Peltier (Slovan Bratislava, Slovakia).

Forwards:

Shahdon Winchester (W Connection), Kenwyne Jones (Cardiff City—UK), Devorn Jorsling (Defence Force), Willis Plaza (Central FC).

« Last Edit: June 10, 2015, 02:16:58 AM by Flex »
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2015, 12:44:52 AM »
hang in their mr hart and don't let these jokers cause you to walk away from the job. i am certain that you already knew what to expect coming in, so stay strong i am sure change is on the horizon. we need you in the worst way mr hart.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2015, 04:22:50 AM »
Let continue to undermine national football team, cause we  want to position we partner to take over........f**k national pride and patriotism.............steups
I pity the fool....

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2015, 04:32:20 AM »
You can't see what's happening here? Mr PNM is trying to win votes and cover up for the fact that he has mis managed the funds allocated to him. Same reporter files two stories in one day? Jesus, you're lucky if he can file two stories in a week usually.

 

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015, 06:11:18 AM »
You can't see what's happening here? Mr PNM is trying to win votes and cover up for the fact that he has mis managed the funds allocated to him. Same reporter files two stories in one day? Jesus, you're lucky if he can file two stories in a week usually.

 

Explain FS why hart is worried? So lemme guess, Tim kee mismanage money and telling hart he didn't receive the full money from mos..

Why is it so cordial with sancho? All of allyuh thiefing together?

To be honest Tim kee needs to go and so does sancho.. Enough is enough

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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2015, 06:27:10 AM »
Who is paying the bills?

Is TTFA receiving the funds or is the Ministry paying salaries etc directly?
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2015, 06:52:39 AM »
Who is paying the bills?

Is TTFA receiving the funds or is the Ministry paying salaries etc directly?

That was actually one of my next questions  :beermug:

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2015, 09:15:53 AM »
Who is paying the bills?

Is TTFA receiving the funds or is the Ministry paying salaries etc directly?

That was actually one of my next questions  :beermug:

ditto.


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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2015, 10:11:31 AM »
Message to the players (from my Hummer :devil: ...):

Do not be distracted! This too shall pass. Slight storm before the calm. Stay the course.

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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2015, 10:15:14 AM »
You can't see what's happening here? Mr PNM is trying to win votes and cover up for the fact that he has mis managed the funds allocated to him. Same reporter files two stories in one day? Jesus, you're lucky if he can file two stories in a week usually.

 

FS....... are you'll big  enough to deal with the team and its Gold Cup preparations then handle the politics after? we already getting a bad rap because of Jack and now we'll look dotish because of you'll and TTFA, Who suffers? Have you'll seen who USA,Mexico,Honduras,Costa Rica,Guatemala having friendly games against. I'm totally fed up.God bless Mr Hart
   

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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2015, 12:01:14 PM »
You can't see what's happening here? Mr PNM is trying to win votes and cover up for the fact that he has mis managed the funds allocated to him. Same reporter files two stories in one day? Jesus, you're lucky if he can file two stories in a week usually.

 

FS....... are you'll big  enough to deal with the team and its Gold Cup preparations then handle the politics after? we already getting a bad rap because of Jack and now we'll look dotish because of you'll and TTFA, Who suffers? Have you'll seen who USA,Mexico,Honduras,Costa Rica,Guatemala having friendly games against. I'm totally fed up.God bless Mr Hart
   

these guys don't care... like i said before, sancho doesn't care about national football, just himself and his pocket...

tim kee is no different, they are all the same... i have said a while ago our football will suffer because of this money feud, it will be the downfall of our football...

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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2015, 02:35:42 PM »
Allyuh say Tim Kee doesn't care but seem to forget that Tim Kee is ah self made man who made his money through insurance so for him to take on this burden which is financially unrewarding to him must be taken into consideration. It is quite simple to criticize him and say he eh doin nuttin but who was dey before him? Sancho on the odder hand..well best way to describe him is that he is not the wise man who speaks because he has something to say rather he is the fool who speaks because he must say something.

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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2015, 02:48:48 PM »
Allyuh say Tim Kee doesn't care but seem to forget that Tim Kee is ah self made man who made his money through insurance so for him to take on this burden which is financially unrewarding to him must be taken into consideration. It is quite simple to criticize him and say he eh doin nuttin but who was dey before him? Sancho on the odder hand..well best way to describe him is that he is not the wise man who speaks because he has something to say rather he is the fool who speaks because he must say something.

trust me he can make more money embezzling money and taking bribes in football than insurance.. this is his retirement income right now with the TTFA, don't be naive brother..

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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2015, 02:55:31 PM »
Allyuh say Tim Kee doesn't care but seem to forget that Tim Kee is ah self made man who made his money through insurance so for him to take on this burden which is financially unrewarding to him must be taken into consideration. It is quite simple to criticize him and say he eh doin nuttin but who was dey before him? Sancho on the odder hand..well best way to describe him is that he is not the wise man who speaks because he has something to say rather he is the fool who speaks because he must say something.

trust me he can make more money embezzling money and taking bribes in football than insurance.. this is his retirement income right now with the TTFA, don't be naive brother..

Why isn't his company a sponsor for the NT? Will that be a conflict of interest or something? At the very least to provide insurance for the players.....I'm just asking based on points raised, not picking sides.

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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2015, 03:09:25 PM »
Allyuh say Tim Kee doesn't care but seem to forget that Tim Kee is ah self made man who made his money through insurance so for him to take on this burden which is financially unrewarding to him must be taken into consideration. It is quite simple to criticize him and say he eh doin nuttin but who was dey before him? Sancho on the odder hand..well best way to describe him is that he is not the wise man who speaks because he has something to say rather he is the fool who speaks because he must say something.

trust me he can make more money embezzling money and taking bribes in football than insurance.. this is his retirement income right now with the TTFA, don't be naive brother..

Why isn't his company a sponsor for the NT? Will that be a conflict of interest or something? At the very least to provide insurance for the players.....I'm just asking based on points raised, not picking sides.

tim kee not there to give to our football, he's there to take... :D

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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2015, 04:01:15 PM »
Allyuh say Tim Kee doesn't care but seem to forget that Tim Kee is ah self made man who made his money through insurance so for him to take on this burden which is financially unrewarding to him must be taken into consideration. It is quite simple to criticize him and say he eh doin nuttin but who was dey before him? Sancho on the odder hand..well best way to describe him is that he is not the wise man who speaks because he has something to say rather he is the fool who speaks because he must say something.

trust me he can make more money embezzling money and taking bribes in football than insurance.. this is his retirement income right now with the TTFA, don't be naive brother..
I don't comment on speculation. You have your dislike and distrust for TimKee but go back and read what you just wrote..."he can make more money embezzling"...is that the thought of an intelligent man? I would not make libellous statements without presenting facts.

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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2015, 08:46:18 PM »
Allyuh say Tim Kee doesn't care but seem to forget that Tim Kee is ah self made man who made his money through insurance so for him to take on this burden which is financially unrewarding to him must be taken into consideration. It is quite simple to criticize him and say he eh doin nuttin but who was dey before him? Sancho on the odder hand..well best way to describe him is that he is not the wise man who speaks because he has something to say rather he is the fool who speaks because he must say something.

trust me he can make more money embezzling money and taking bribes in football than insurance.. this is his retirement income right now with the TTFA, don't be naive brother..
I don't comment on speculation. You have your dislike and distrust for TimKee but go back and read what you just wrote..."he can make more money embezzling"...is that the thought of an intelligent man? I would not make libellous statements without presenting facts.

Our federation was run on bribes and under the table money for years... Tim kee was there when all that was happening..

Everyone jumping conveniently on the Pnm train as an excuse because sancho just as bad... It is about football and our progress, not a political debate..

I'm not changing my stance...

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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2015, 09:39:06 PM »
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Our federation was run on bribes and under the table money for years... Tim kee was there when all that was happening..

If someone is standing in a store while it is being robbed does that make s/he an accomplice?


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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2015, 10:17:17 PM »
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Our federation was run on bribes and under the table money for years... Tim kee was there when all that was happening..

If someone is standing in a store while it is being robbed does that make s/he an accomplice?



That's not the same argument. When you hold office you accept a duty of care. If a man is stealing from a company you have a duty to report that to either the CEO/Managing Director/President. Also, I believe under the FIU you have a responsibility to report knowledge of money laundering and various other crimes, even if it is just a suspicion. If you don't, you can be prosecuted for failing to report, and the penalties can be as much as 7 years imprisonment AND a $3 million fine...and thats just for failing to report!!

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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2015, 10:37:08 PM »
Allyuh say Tim Kee doesn't care but seem to forget that Tim Kee is ah self made man who made his money through insurance so for him to take on this burden which is financially unrewarding to him must be taken into consideration. It is quite simple to criticize him and say he eh doin nuttin but who was dey before him? Sancho on the odder hand..well best way to describe him is that he is not the wise man who speaks because he has something to say rather he is the fool who speaks because he must say something.

trust me he can make more money embezzling money and taking bribes in football than insurance.. this is his retirement income right now with the TTFA, don't be naive brother..

that might have change. if fifa end up cracking down on vote-rigging now that jack, etc. in the spotlight, how much real money there is to make? particularly how much real money in t&t football? life about to get real lean for football administration.

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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2015, 10:57:23 PM »
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Our federation was run on bribes and under the table money for years... Tim kee was there when all that was happening..

If someone is standing in a store while it is being robbed does that make s/he an accomplice?



That's not the same argument. When you hold office you accept a duty of care. If a man is stealing from a company you have a duty to report that to either the CEO/Managing Director/President. Also, I believe under the FIU you have a responsibility to report knowledge of money laundering and various other crimes, even if it is just a suspicion. If you don't, you can be prosecuted for failing to report, and the penalties can be as much as 7 years imprisonment AND a $3 million fine...and thats just for failing to report!!

so what about accepting office from a known corrupt gov't

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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2015, 10:59:04 PM »
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Our federation was run on bribes and under the table money for years... Tim kee was there when all that was happening..

If someone is standing in a store while it is being robbed does that make s/he an accomplice?



That's not the same argument. When you hold office you accept a duty of care. If a man is stealing from a company you have a duty to report that to either the CEO/Managing Director/President. Also, I believe under the FIU you have a responsibility to report knowledge of money laundering and various other crimes, even if it is just a suspicion. If you don't, you can be prosecuted for failing to report, and the penalties can be as much as 7 years imprisonment AND a $3 million fine...and thats just for failing to report!!

so what about accepting office from a known corrupt gov't

What about it?

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« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2015, 12:03:05 AM »
Everyone jumping conveniently on the Pnm train as an excuse because sancho just as bad... It is about football and our progress, not a political debate..


Breds, ever since Jack got into politics our football got dragged into politics. Jack was a FIFA man, if the previous govt had tried to remove Jack when he  was f--king around with Warriors, you know they would have banned TTFF. Also when he joined UNC, who could have removed him then. The man act as deputy PM when Kamla went on business trip. So one of the rules that should be instituted in FIFA and its members, is that no FIFA official should be holding political office in their countries. I Don't know if that would fly with them. In my opinion, Tim Kee being PNM Mayor of POS, is a barrier for him to get money from the government and businesses who depend on govt for contracts. I don't think he should run again unless he leaves his mayor's position.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2015, 01:30:51 AM by Deeks »

 

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