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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2016, 03:02:12 AM »
TTFA set to make major changes.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


General secretary Khan faces axe

Major changes are coming to the T&T Football Association (TTFA) and sources say that general secretary Azard Khan is facing the axe, as president David John-Williams begins to flex his muscles.

John-Williams confirmed the changes yesterday and revealed it will include a social media policy, designed to be an interactive way of dealing with the media. After being instrumental in guiding the TTFA to a position where it can access funds from the FIFA by paying the salaries of ex women’s coach Even Pellerud and providing audited accounts of the TTFA to the world governing body for football, John-Williams made it clear the restructuring was a promise he made in his election manifesto.

He explained his association was there to do a job and will do it to the best of their ability. “I can assure you with all the problems in the TTFA that it is not a nice job to do, but we have to do it.”

John-Williams refused to comment on Khan’s position but sources say that the ex Secondary Schools Football League general secretary is set to get the boot, six months after replacing Sheldon Phillips, who was sacked by then president Raymond Tim Kee.

 Khan could not be contacted yesterday. The local football boss also admitted he could not say whether there will be job losses as a result of the restructuring but gave the assurance it will be an independent process.

“The HR audit has been done and they are now putting proper procedures and jobs in place,” he noted.

According to sources, Anthony Moore, the Tobago Football Association president, is the man likely to replace Khan.

Contacted, Moore would not confirm his interest but noted that a lot was happening behind the scenes to lift the sport. He said that in an attempt to improve the football, the Association hired a consultant earlier this year and recommendations for major restructuring changes were made.

He said the Board of the TTFA has since acquired the services of international auditing firm Deloitte and Touche which provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services, to conduct a more in-dept audit of the football association. 

Moore explained the recommendations from the consultant, whom he did not want to name, focused primarily on the entire secretariat, inclusive of marketing, human resource, finance, legal and operational departments, as it was felt that emphasis was only being paid to national teams and funding for them.

“It appears as though the structure of the TTFA focuses only on providing funds for national teams and ensuring that the best teams were produced. It, in fact, ignored the need to strengthen other areas that are crucial to the production of the strong national team, such as the role of the regional associations, the women’s and futsal football teams and other development areas,” Moore explained.

There are currently six regional associations—the Tobago Football Association (TFA), Northern Football Association (NFA), Southern Football Association (SFA), Central Football Association (CFA), Eastern Football Association (EFA) and the Eastern Counties Football Union (ECFU) which functions on its own. In spite of their need for financial assistance, regional associations are unable to approach the Sport Company of T&T or the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs as they are required to go through the TTFA.

Moore believes because of this, they face tremendous strain to survive and is hopeful the new structure will provide relief for regional association clubs. He said two FIFA officials are expected in T&T next month to lecture clubs on Failing Compensation and Solidarity Payments, which are derived from the transfer of players from one club to another.

According to Moore, “I hope this lecture will be of assistance to regional clubs as there are so many players moving from teams in the regional associations to other clubs in the T&T Pro League, but the clubs receive no payment for it.”

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #61 on: May 10, 2016, 02:24:32 AM »
Wanted — a TTFA general secretary.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


Days after revealing the T&T Football Association’s (TTFA) restructuring exercise which will lead to the replacement of general secretary Azard Khan, comes word that advertising for the position will begin soon.

Yesterday the Tobago Football Association’s (TFA) president Anthony Moore said he expects advertisements for the position to begin as soon as its president David John-Williams and other executive members return from the FIFA Congress at the Intercontinental Presidente Hotel in Mexico City, on Thursday .

John-Williams said last week that he was unaware of plans to remove Khan, despite reports that he was the person responsible for placing the advertisement. Moore confirmed yesterday that he was interested in replacing Khan.

He told the Guardian if given the post, he will have to relinquish his position as TFA president. The TFA boss explained that Khan’s position was interim, as it had been discussed by the board of the TTFA long before the hotly-contested Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election of Officers at the VIP Lounge of the Hasely Crawford Stadium in November.

“With the changes in the constitution and other promised changes by the new executive, it had been made clear the position of general secretary would be temporary. It became an employee position, instead of before the constitutional changes, where the general secretary acted as a point man, which was the go-to man because of the workload of the president.”

He said Khan knew this and agreed to accept it. He said the TTFA is now more  business-oriented.

Both Moore and his Tobago compatriot Allan Warner voted against confirming Khan’s position at a board meeting in January. They were the only two members to reject Khan. One board member who wished to remain anonymous said the decision by Moore and Warner to vote the way they did, was a conflict. He felt they should have recused themselves since they had ulterior motives. 

Moore and former general secretary Sheldon Phillips, who was sacked by former president Raymond Tim Kee, are reported to be the possibilities to replace Khan. Moore said with his background in finance, he would be honoured to accept the post  as it would highlight the pinnacle of his career.

Contacted, Phillips said he was unaware that he was a candidate but was willing to serve in the interest of local football if given the opportunity. After he was sacked by Tim Kee, Phillips promised to take action against his former employers. He refused to  comment on this yesterday.

The decision to advertise the position has confused many TTFA members who feel it is not in the TTFA constitution.

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #62 on: May 13, 2016, 05:12:48 AM »

So Muhammad Isa going to be the Technical Director? Hmmm where are the new visionaries? I keep seeing a return to the old vanguards. First Shabazz and now Issa.

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #63 on: May 13, 2016, 12:02:22 PM »
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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #64 on: May 20, 2016, 02:25:43 AM »
$.6m boost for Warriors.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


The T&T Football Association’s Soca Warriors three-match tour of South America and Asia has been boosted by the injection of $600,000  from the People’s Republic of China in T&T and Shanghai Construction Group (SCG) Limited.

This was disclosed by David John-Williams, president of the T&TFA, in conjunction with Michael Zhang, Managing Director of SCG and His Excellency Huand Xingyuan, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to T&T at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain, yesterday.

Coach Stephen Hart and his squad leaves today for South America to face Peru in Lima on Monday followed by two-time FIFA World Cup champions Uruguay on May 27 in Montevideo. They will then travel to Asia for a clash with emerging power, China in Qin Huang Dao on June 3.

In thanking SCG and the People’s Republic of China for their support, John-Williams noted that the company was signaling to corporate T&T that it was putting its money where its mouth is.   He also thanked former national cyclist and chairman of the Sport Company of T&T, Michael Phillips’ for government’s support on the Road to Russia 2018.

John-Williams said that although the $600,000 sponsorship was specific to the upcoming tour, there were plans for further discussions between the parties for more long term deals.

He said: “The money sponsored for this tour is just the start of what I think should be a long term relationship, and a gesture of $600,000 over a two-week period is something huge in my estimation, and we want to thank SCG, and by extension the Chinese Ambassador and the People’s Republic of China for establishing this relationship. The relationship goes way beyond a few dollars.”

He noted that discussions have centred around partnerships in the medical and training fields.

Having been credited with clearing most of the T&TFA debts and providing FIFA with up to date audited financial accounts, John-Williams suggested that his organisation was now an attractive proposition to local sponsors.

 “Of course, we should be more attractive to sponsors, things have changed in FIFA, things have changed in world football and you have to be more transparent and more accountable. The T&TFA has been fortunate to produce audited financial statements, and that’s the first time that has happen in ten to 12 years, so we are now compliant with FIFA, and we are now accessing FIFA funding once again, and that’s important for the development of T&T football.”

With regards to his time in charge, which started last November, John-Williams boasted, “We don’t owe any player  whether from this administration or the previous administration, and I am happy to report that.”

John-Williams assured that his association was working on a few things regarding regaining confidence in corporate T&T. “We, as an administration won’t conduct our affairs in public. We will go about our business quietly because my philosophy is he who moves quietly moves the furthest. There will be a time and place for everything, and we could have talked about this sponsorship a long time ago, but we decided on today and going forward we will do so when we need to report to the public as well.”

With World Cup qualification set to resume on September 2 at home to Guatemala with the Soca Warriors needing only a point to advance to the Final Round of Qualification ahead of their final match away to USA in Florida four days later, John-Williams said there is the possibility of another match.

“Our campaign resumes in early September and I have spoken to coach Stephen Hart with regards to another international friendly locally on August 27 with the possible team being either Bahrain, Jordan, Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico.

“So when coach Hart comes back to me on his choice of the team we should face, we would make an announcement then.”

John-Williams also give his views on newly elected Concacaf president Canada’s Victor Montagliani and said both have had discussions basically about normal football issues.

He added: “Victor is football man and he won the vote fairly as democracy prevailed by a result of 27-16 votes. So the Caribbean, and North and Central American countries have spoken as to their choice for president.”

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2016, 03:11:16 AM »
TTFA boss says no decision to cut staff.
T&T Guardian Reports.


The T&T Football Federation (TTFA) yesterday denied that it has taken a decision to reduce the staff of the T&T Soca Warriors team.

A report in the Sunday Guardian noted that the Association had dumped press officer Shaun Fuentes and two managers - David Muhammed and Peter Rampersad in a cost-cutting exercise. The article revealed that manager William Wallace was chosen to provide communication services in Fuentes’ absence.

It stated that the Association’s president David John-Williams, his vice presidents Ewing Davis and Joanne Salazar and Alvin Henderson, chairman of the technical committee, were part of the contingent who will be travelling with the team to  witness the match again China on June 3, but no place could be found for Fuentes, Rampersad and Muhammed.   

However, in a released signed by John-Williams and Fuentes, the Association stated: “The TTFA has taken no decision to reduce the staff of the men’s national senior team, not only for the ongoing three-match international tour, but also from a general standpoint as it relates to the operations of the national men’s team.

The TTFA previously approved the national senior team operating with one manager, as  has been the case for four previous international matches this year, one international friendly against Grenada, the Copa America Centenario play-off with Haiti and two World Cup qualifying matches against St Vincent and the Grenadines.”

According to the release, Fuentes was invited by CONCACAF to attend a CONCACAF Champions League Summit and Media Officers Workshop in Miami, May 30-31 and was also chosen as the Media Officer for the League, adding the invitation was sent to him earlier this month.

It reminded that the association is well aware of the requirements of providing the necessary communication services as it relates to the activities of the national team and other activities of the association and promised it will continue its efforts to provide the necessary material and media updates pertaining to its various national teams and other matters of its organization.

According to the release “The TTFA will continue to facilitate the operations of the senior national team on a need to-need basis depending on the requirements necessary for the particular engagement.

“The organization will not and does not intend to make decisions that will negatively affect any of our national teams as it relates to operational staff.”

Fuentes, who has since distanced himself from the report, has travelled with the national team for the World Cup Qualifiers against St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Copa America play-off and the Women’s Olympic Qualifiers.

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2016, 02:20:13 AM »
TTFA Statement.
TTFA Media.


In reference to an article published in the Sunday Guardian on May 22nd, 2016 under the headline “TTFA drops Fuentes from Contingent”, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association wishes to state the following :

The TTFA has taken no decision to reduce the staff of the Men’s National Senior Team, not only for the ongoing Three-Match International Tour, but also from a general standpoint as it relates to the operations of the National Senior Men’s Team.

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TTFA embroiled in new legal issue
« Reply #67 on: July 12, 2016, 03:17:48 PM »
TTFA embroiled in new legal issue
T&T Newsday


THE TRINIDAD and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) may have to gather almost $300,000 as Metro Hotel Limited is claiming that the TTFA is owing the hotel money for accomodation and hospital services.

In yesterday’s edition of the Guardian, a notice stated that Metro Hotel Limited (claimant) is claiming that the TTFA (first defendant) and David John-Williams (second defendant) are owing the central-based hotel $290,760. The notice states, “Take Notice that on the 16th day of May, 2016 the Claimant commenced proceedings against you by way of a Claim Form and Statement of Case filed in the High Court of Justice, Knox Street, Port-of-Spain for the following reliefs - payment of the sum of $290,760.00 to the Claimant being monies due and owing to it by the Defendants for the provision of accomodation and hospital services during the period October to November 2015; interests thereon at the rate of 12 percent per annum; costs; and such further or other relief as the court may deem fit and or expedient.” Newsday contacted John-Williams for a comment on the matter and he said, “I will have to check on it.”
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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #68 on: July 12, 2016, 03:31:26 PM »
It would be cool to play Bahrain before the Sept 2 match. They hv a bone to pick with us, and they will bring that intensity, the type of game we need because Guatemala coming home to scrap, knowing they need a win! Coach pick Bahrain!
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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #69 on: July 19, 2016, 03:12:18 AM »
TTFA partners with Scotiabank for Grassroot project.
T&T Guardian Reports.


The T&T Football Association (TTFA) has entered into a partnership agreement for the staging of a one-month TTFA/Scotiabank Grassroots programme to be held at various venues throughout the country, starting August 2.

It is the third year the TTFA will be staging the grassroot clinics and Peter Ghany, Director, Scotiabank Foundation emphasized that the Scotiabank Foundation was emphatic about the opportunity to be part of it.

“Most importantly Scotiabank is very proud to be part of this incredible grassroots programme one of our main areas of focus is to work with and develop programs for young people in our communities,” Ghany said.

He noted: “We’ve spent the past few years working with the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Programme and we we’ve seen the incredible results coming out of that so we’re very excited about what the TTFA is doing with this programme especially going into the rural areas trying to reach kids who will most importantly get the opportunity to undergo such training.”

“By going out to these rural areas and working with these children, giving them opportunities to occupy their spare time, discover their passion and possibly even getting them to a level where they can eventually represent a national team is something we readily support” Ghany added.

The Scotiabank Foundation will also provide additional support through marketing initiatives and infrastructural support through the grassroots programme. TTFA Technical Director Muhammad Isa expressed gratitude for Scotiabank’s support, saying 

“I am delighted about this partnership and contribution today as it shows that the TTFA is on the right foot forward in terms of development.”

“The future of our football is with our youth. This grassroots programme for children 6-14 years old will go a long way in developing our football. We want to establish an elite program for players under 14 and this is a programme which will enable us to find players for our next set of  national youth teams.

The TTFA will have clinics at the Cyd Gray Sporting Complex and Canaan, Bon Accord in Tobago, Morvant/Laventille, Eddie Hart Ground in Tacarigua, Ojo Road in Sangre Grande, Tabaquite Recreation Ground and Barrackpore Recreation Grounds. Invitations will go out the various Primary Schools and Coaching Schools in each district” Isa explained.

“The programme will entail teaching the basic fundamentals of the game and having the kids involved in small sided games. We will establish a database of players based on our evaluations from which we can then use as reference for our future national teams” Isa added.

Grassroots Schedule:

August 2nd, Cyd Gray Sporting Complex, Roxoborough
August 4th, Canaan, Bon Accord
August 8th, Morvant Recreation Ground
August 10th, Eddie Hart Grounds, Tacarigua
August 12th, Ojoe Road Grounds, Sangre Grande
August 17th Tabaquite Recreation Ground
August 19th, Barrackpore Recreation Ground

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #70 on: July 19, 2016, 06:41:58 AM »
TTFA partners with Scotiabank for Grassroot project.
T&T Guardian Reports.


The T&T Football Association (TTFA) has entered into a partnership agreement for the staging of a one-month TTFA/Scotiabank Grassroots programme to be held at various venues throughout the country, starting August 2.

It is the third year the TTFA will be staging the grassroot clinics and Peter Ghany, Director, Scotiabank Foundation emphasized that the Scotiabank Foundation was emphatic about the opportunity to be part of it.

“Most importantly Scotiabank is very proud to be part of this incredible grassroots programme one of our main areas of focus is to work with and develop programs for young people in our communities,” Ghany said.

He noted: “We’ve spent the past few years working with the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Programme and we we’ve seen the incredible results coming out of that so we’re very excited about what the TTFA is doing with this programme especially going into the rural areas trying to reach kids who will most importantly get the opportunity to undergo such training.”

“By going out to these rural areas and working with these children, giving them opportunities to occupy their spare time, discover their passion and possibly even getting them to a level where they can eventually represent a national team is something we readily support” Ghany added.

The Scotiabank Foundation will also provide additional support through marketing initiatives and infrastructural support through the grassroots programme. TTFA Technical Director Muhammad Isa expressed gratitude for Scotiabank’s support, saying 

“I am delighted about this partnership and contribution today as it shows that the TTFA is on the right foot forward in terms of development.”

“The future of our football is with our youth. This grassroots programme for children 6-14 years old will go a long way in developing our football. We want to establish an elite program for players under 14 and this is a programme which will enable us to find players for our next set of  national youth teams.

The TTFA will have clinics at the Cyd Gray Sporting Complex and Canaan, Bon Accord in Tobago, Morvant/Laventille, Eddie Hart Ground in Tacarigua, Ojo Road in Sangre Grande, Tabaquite Recreation Ground and Barrackpore Recreation Grounds. Invitations will go out the various Primary Schools and Coaching Schools in each district” Isa explained.

“The programme will entail teaching the basic fundamentals of the game and having the kids involved in small sided games. We will establish a database of players based on our evaluations from which we can then use as reference for our future national teams” Isa added.

Grassroots Schedule:

August 2nd, Cyd Gray Sporting Complex, Roxoborough
August 4th, Canaan, Bon Accord
August 8th, Morvant Recreation Ground
August 10th, Eddie Hart Grounds, Tacarigua
August 12th, Ojoe Road Grounds, Sangre Grande
August 17th Tabaquite Recreation Ground
August 19th, Barrackpore Recreation Ground
It's 2 weeks away, and conflicts with the THA's summer sports camp at the same venue....
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Football officials jobless after restructuring
« Reply #71 on: August 14, 2016, 12:27:27 PM »
Football officials jobless after restructuring
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


Tobago Football Association (TFA) president Anthony Moore has said major restructuring in the sport of football in T&T has accounted for many concerns.

Football officials and executives expressed their concerns to the Sunday Guardian yesterday, as many of their positions are being advertised by the T&T Football Association (TTFA).

It is understood the position of general secretary of the TTFA and manager of the national senior team are two of many currently being advertised on caribbeanjobs.com that is destined to leave many officials jobless.

The position of coach of the Under-17 team also appears to have been decided already, although board members see it as nonsensical. There are reports which suggest that former national midfielder Russell Latapy is the preferred choice for T&T U-17 coach, a position held previously by Ken Elie up to last month. 

It is understood all positions, except that of national senior coach, being held by Canadian Stephen Hart, will be up for grabs soon.

Yesterday, William Wallace, manager of the Soca Warriors team, said they were told about the restructuring two months ago, but were not informed of when and where the advertisements were taking place. “Because of this I was denied the opportunity to re-apply as I could not follow it, as it was not in any of the dailies. I only found out my position was advertised on caribbeanjobs.com from someone recently.”

Meanwhile, the Sunday Guardian understands that the general secretary, Azard Khan, is sure to lose his position in the restructuring, as rumours circulate his position is being reserved for Michelle Lynch, the assistant general secretary at the TTFA, which is a position created under the new David John-Williams-led administration.

One board member questioned the appointment of Latapy as the football association has been unable to pay Elie.

Attempts to contact third vice president of the TTFA, Joanne Salazar, proved futile yesterday as called went to her cell phone unanswered, but Moore, in attempting to clear the air, revealed that efforts to restructure the organisation and bring it in line with FIFA, has led to many concerns.

He said coming out of a report from two recognised accounting and auditing firms, the football association had been advised to take critical steps to achieve FIFA’s mandate for the sport in T&T. “On the heals of FIFA’s mandate to amend the constitution of the TTFA and the other regional associations, people feel that was the only change needed.

Well there are other major changes required of us, particularly to deal with the strengthening of our management committee, which refers to the people dealing with the day-to-day affairs of the TTFA,” Moore explained.     

He noted the world governing body for football, wants to see the sport move to its commercial side. He claims football in T&T has been operated purely on one pillar, the senior national team, when it should be six pillars.

Moore admitted the football association has been tardy with respect to communication but believes all will benefit once the changes are in place.
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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #72 on: August 14, 2016, 02:58:15 PM »
Had not heard of caribbeanjobs.com prior to the U17 position being advertised. Is it a well-known employment site?
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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #73 on: August 14, 2016, 07:02:54 PM »
Had not heard of caribbeanjobs.com prior to the U17 position being advertised. Is it a well-known employment site?

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« Reply #74 on: August 16, 2016, 03:41:17 AM »
Had not heard of caribbeanjobs.com prior to the U17 position being advertised. Is it a well-known employment site?

the premier online job portal in trinidad actually

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #75 on: August 24, 2016, 07:26:24 PM »
Never a dull moment in TTFA, look as though they in shambles. Tune in ;always the case.
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« Reply #76 on: August 25, 2016, 06:39:53 AM »
Never a dull moment in TTFA, look as though they in shambles. Tune in ;always the case.

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« Reply #77 on: September 29, 2016, 03:02:41 AM »
NLCB/T&TFA sign off on new partnership.
By Nigel Simon (Guardian).


Season tickets go for $2,000 and $1,000

The T&T Football Association through the successful campaign thus far of the Soca Warriors on the road to Russia 2018 has partnered with National Lotteries Control Board/T&T Football Association to provide easier access to tickets to matches for the public, and in so doing generation more financial support.

Making the announcement was T&TFA President, David John-Williams at media briefing held at the Grand Riviere Room, Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Invaders Bay, yesterday.

John-Williams in reflecting on how the idea came about said, “Back in 2015 when this administration was elected into office we did have a vision to have a season ticket programme for the T&TFA. That opportunity was afforded when T&T drew 2-2 with Guatemala on September 2, which allowed the opportunity for us to launch a season ticket programme.”

The T&TFA boss explained, “This season ticket programme is going to allow access to all T&T home matches in the “Hex” and all national team friendly matches at home, as well as national youth and women games at home, and this season ticket will allow easy and preferred access to the stadium, a guarantee seat.

Concerning the allotment of tickets, John-Williams stated, “We are putting on the market 5,000 uncovered stand tickets and 1400 covered stand tickets.

“We are allocating 200 of those tickets in the covered stands to legends of the games and people who have contributed significantly to T&T football.

Among the ten legends of the game who were at the briefing and presented with season passes by the T&TFA included Alvin Corneal, Leroy De Leon, Everard “Gally” Cummings, Lennox “Bullet” Pilgrim, Osmond Downer and a representative of former national caption Sedley Joseph. The trio of Edgar Vidale, Jean Mouttet and Rudolph Thomas were absent.

National field athletes, Keshorn Walcott, who won javelin gold at the London 2012 Olympics and added bronze at the 2016 Rio Games in the same event as well as Akeem Stewart, gold medal winner at the recent 2016 Para Olympics javelin F44 final and bronze in the F43/44 discus final will also be presented with season passes.

In saluting the past players, John-Williams said, “for far too long we have failed to recognise the people who are responsible for us here today and I think that its very important that this administration starts by recognising these legends of the game.

“It’s the intend of this administration to introduce and start a football “Hall of Fame” within the next 12 months.

As part of the season ticket programme as well, the T&TFA in discussion with FIFA will obtain six tickets for the final game of the World Cup in Russia 2018 and those people who participate and purchase a season ticket will go into a lottery that will give them the opportunity to win a ticket for the finals of the World Cup 2018.

But all of this would not have been possible without our partner today, NLCB, I dear say that this is the first of good news that will be happening in the next two weeks. If you think this one is big, standby for 14 days later.

NLCB has decided to come on board and partner with us and offset the cost of not only today”s event, but the printing of the tickets, the launch of and marketing cost to the tune of $250,000.

And this is all about rebranding the T&TFA and its all about changing the image of the T&TFA. For far too long football has been embroiled in controversy, but NLCB has become a very good partner for us.”

In more good news, First Citizens Bank has also agreed to be the official retail outlet for the T&TFA season pass.

The cost of the covered stand tickets will be $2,000 and the un-covered stand tickets are priced at $1000, while the season pass will also act as a discount card when people who hold the season pass will be able to get 20 per cent discount on all T&TFA merchandising.

Ricardo Borde, Acting Director of NLCB first congratulated the T&TFA and the senior men’s national team on progressing to the final round of Concacaf World Cup qualification.

“NLCB is committed to supporting sports, especially football and this goes back to 2006 when our former chairman Louis Lee Singh supported the Soca Warriors on their successful journey to Germany 2006.

“So this today is just an extension of our support for football and we are please to partner with the T&TFA in launching the season ticket programme and as David John-Williams its just the start of things to come.

Borde was also full of praise for coach Stephen Hart and noted that the present team is also an extension of what was started by the ex players way back.

With regards to the supporting of the T&TFA, Borde warned that accountability was very important to his company as they hold all benefactors accountable for every cent that they spend as the money belongs to the state.

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Season passes for TT football games.
By JELANI BECKLES (NEWSDAY).


FANS of national football eager to witness all upcoming matches including 2018 World Cup qualifiers can now buy season ticket passes as a partnership between the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) and the National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) was announced yesterday.

Persons can buy season covered tickets for $2000, while uncovered season tickets will cost $1000. A purchase of a ticket will allow someone to attend all home matches played by national football teams (men/women/youth) including the five home 2018 World Cup qualifying matches played by the Soca Warriors starting in November.

Season ticket holders will get a 20% discount on all TTFA merchandise, meet and greet sessions with players and reserved stadium entry access on match days. Season tickets, which will be valid until November 2017, will be on sale from Monday at First Citizens branches nationwide. NLCB’s contribution towards the season ticket programme is worth $250,000.

President of the TTFA, David John-Williams, said since he was elected into office last year, implementing season tickets was a goal of his administration.

Yesterday at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, John-Williams explained, “Back in 2015 when this administration was elected into office we did have a vision to have a season ticket programme for the TTFA. That opportunity was afforded when TT drew 2-2 with Guatemala on September 2 which allowed the opportunity for us to launch a season ticket programme. This season ticket programme is going to allow access to all TT home games in the hex (final round of World Cup qualifiers) and all national team friendly games at home, youth and women’s games at home.” John-Williams said the season ticket will allow preferred access into the stadium and a guaranteed seat. The TTFA boss stated 5000 uncovered stand tickets will be put on the markets, along with 1400 covered stand tickets.

John-Williams said that legends in TT football will ge given free passes.

“We have allocated 200 of these seasoned tickets in covered stands to legends of the game and people who have contributed significantly to TT football.” Among those TT legends collecting their season passes yesterday were ex-national footballers Gally Cummings, Alvin Corneal and Leroy De Leon as well as ex-referee Osmond Downer.

The TTFA boss said it is important to recognise past greats of local football.

“For far too long we have failed to recognise the people who are responsible for us here today and I think it is very important that this administration starts by recognising these legends of the game.” As part of the season ticket programme the TTFA, in discussion with FIFA, will obtain six tickets for the 2018 Russia World Cup final.

People who purchase a season ticket will go into a lottery for a chance to win a ticket for the final.

John - Williams thanked NLCB for their donation, declaring: “All of this would not have been possible without our partner today the National Lotteries Control Board.

I dear say that this is the first of good news that will be happening in the next two weeks.

If you think this one is big stand by for 14 days later.” Acting Director of NLCB Ricardo Borde said sport is a priority of the company. Borde said, “The NLCB as you know is committed in supporting sport especially football. We are pleased to partner with the TTFA in launching this programme and as John-Williams said this is the start of things to come, we have a lot more in store for you all. We want to support them because out there the footballers represent us.” Alvin Corneal on behalf of the legends said he appreciated the gesture by the TTFA.

Corneal said, “to think that the TT Football Association has decided to be as generous as they are here now to allow the opportunity of some of the former players to have access to all the games it is truly an appreciation to us. We appreciate it very much for a lot of reasons. Some of the you may not be aware of the great interest we still have in football.”

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #78 on: October 04, 2016, 04:05:46 AM »
TTFA deny switch from Soca Warriors to Red Army
By JOEL BAILEY (NEWSDAY).


The Trinidad and Tobago football team will be in action tomorrow against the Dominican Republic in a Caribbean Cup qualifier but another battle off the field of play continues regarding if the team will still be called Soca Warriors or Red Army.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) was recently served a pre-action protocol letter by veteran sports broadcaster Selwyn Melville over the use of the subject trademark Soca Warriors which was allegedly coined by Melville 18 years ago.

The TT FA has denied officially switching the team’s nickname from Soca Warriors to Red Army, stating that the Red Army term was only used recently for “editorial content”.

In a few media releases, the TTFA has used the term Red Army in reference to the national team, while there was a Red Army section at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo during the September 2 FIFA World Cup qualifier between TT and Guatemala.

But TTFA president David John-Williams, during a telephone interview yesterday, emphatically denied that the TTFA Executive has given a directive to switch the name.

“I am not aware of that,” he declared.

He went on to state, “we have given no (instruction) to use the words Red Army in any of our press releases. The Board has not given that directive. If somebody chooses to use that name, it’s okay. But the Board has given no (directive) to use the name Red Army.” Admitting that “we’re not using the words Soca Warriors right now either”, John-Williams was asked what name will the team be using at present.

“I don’t want to comment on that as well,” said John-Williams.

“But the Board gave no instructions to use the words Red Army.

I, as president, have not given any instruction to use Red Army neither any instruction came from the Board with regards using the words Red Army.” A source recently revealed that the TTFA was contemplating switching the name from Soca Warriors to Red Army in light of the legal issue involving themselves and Melville who has requested US$30 million for the rights to its name.

According to the pre-action protocol letter, “we (the attorneys) became aware that the TTFA, in bad faith, had engaged foreign agents to apply for and prosecute the subject trademark Soca Warriors, both before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the European Intellectual Property Office.” The TTFA were given until mid-October to acknowledge receipt and respond to the pre-action protocol letter, or face legal proceedings.

Another source involved in the matter, wondered if the TTFA intends on playing hardball with Melville, with the hope that the veteran broadcaster settles on a lower price.

TTFA director of communications Shaun Fuentes explained how the term “Red Army” made its way into TTFA press releases.

“The team doesn’t have any name or such,” said Fuentes yesterday.

“That’s (Red Army) just a name that developed during a promotional campaign last year.

The ‘Red Army’ is not a name that has been officially adopted by the FA. It’s just a name that comes up from time to time.” He revealed, “it’s not being used officially in terms of a campaign. It’s not to launch any merchandise or any official campaign, calling the team ‘Red Army’. It’s just being used in editorial content.” Fuentes admitted, “we started this in a campaign last year when the team did a photoshoot and they started calling the team Stephen Hart’s Red Army.” He noted that the term was even used by some players.

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Top FIFA and Concacaf officials in T&T for launch of Elite Development programme.
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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will be hosts to two high powered football officials from FIFA and Concacaf this week as the local governing body actions plans to promote the development of the local game.

Veron Mosengo-Omba, FIFA’s Director of Member Associations and Development and Hugo Salcedo, CONCACAF’s Director of Development will be the featured guests at the TTFA’s launch of its National Elite Youth Development Programme which takes place at the Hilton Hotel in Port of Spain on Friday evening.

Both Mosengo-Omba and Salcedo will also partake in meetings with TTFA President David John-Williams and other TTFA officials to discuss various initiatives pertaining to the youth development programme and the overall development of local football.

Mosengo-Omba, has also served as Secretary to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee as well as Legal Counsel, UEFA Disciplinary Service.

Salcedo has held many positions in FIFA, the United States Soccer Federation and the MLS. He is also a former US National Olympic Football team member. Salcedo has in the past also served as FIFA Development Officer for the region of CONCACAF with the task of supervising and helping member associations as they implemented FIFA Goal programmes, as well as noting trends that emerged in their respective areas. He has also served as a FIFA General coordinator for several of its international competitions.

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TTFF fails to pay debt.
By Sascha Wilson (Guardian).


Businessman moves to freeze accounts

A Chaguanas businessman has moved to freeze the bank account of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) after the organisation has failed to pay him over $1.2 million ordered by a court over a year ago.

Yesterday, Imammuddin Baksh, managing director of Graphix Advantage Ltd asked Justice Frank Seepersad in the San Fernando High Court to freeze and get the money to pay him from TTFF’s account at First Citizens Bank’s Port of Spain branch.

In the court documents, Baksh stated that the $1,262,431.19 and costs $122,120.66 with statutory interest on both sums at a rate of 12 per cent per annum from the date of the judgment remains outstanding.

Inspite of several requests no attempt have been made by TTFF and LOC to pay the debt, he said.

Baksh was represented by Henderickson Seunath, SC.

However, the TTFF’s attorneys said the Federation’s new management wanted an opportunity to attempt negotiations with Baksh as it had inherited many debts since taking office in November 2015.

FCB, through its attorneys, indicated its willingness to comply with any order issued by the court.

The judge did not make an order, but instead, Seepersad instructed both parties to have discussions and he adjourned the matter to January 12, 2017.

The action arose out of judgment in favour of Baksh, a former secretary, of former minister Jack Warner, who had sued TTFF, Jack Warner and Local Organising Committee (LOC) South Africa 2010 Ltd, for over $1.2 million owed to him for work done during the 2010 Fifa Under-17 Women’s World Cup.

Warner was the special adviser to the TTFF at the time and chairman of the LOC.

In delivering judgment on April 30, 2015, Seepersad found that Warner’s actions were unacceptable and warranted an investigation by the Integrity Commission. However, the judge ruled that Warner was not liable and dismissed the action against him.

The judge ordered TTFF and LOC (which is non functional) to pay Baksh $1,262,431.19 with interests and costs.

Editor’s Note: The organisation has since changed its name to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA).

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If you love our football, would you whisper words of deceit in the players ears when the team is performing?

If you love our football, would you try to replace the staff of the team despite the team performing well?

If you love our football, would you stage friendlies when our full team is not present but for only the purposes of getting your own players capped but not invest in friendlies prior to big matches?

And if you love our football, would you try to destroy the years of team building and chemistry built with the coach and team?

Ask yourself if they really love our football, the fans and members on this site that have been here for over a decade or more, the people locally who support and pay their money to see matches and love the coach and team, who supported Hart.... loves our football..

The current ttfa don't love our football, nor do they want to it see it rise... if they did, they wouldn't have done the things that we have known and what was reported...

The only love the ttfa has is the love of power, control, money and most importantly themselves...

I hope everyone realizes that by now, destabilizing our football on purpose and they have no conscience or remorse... not making the World Cup is not a concern for them...
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I think you need to change your subject title as the TTFA is not DJW...what you should be looking at is the constitution which put him in place and in the past Jack Warner in place. The electoral process calls for having someone involved in  football community within TnT during the immediate past 5 years. (Palos fact check meh here ) The process has to be opened up to people with proven management leadership.

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I think you need to change your subject title as the TTFA is not DJW...what you should be looking at is the constitution which put him in place and in the past Jack Warner in place. The electoral process calls for having someone involved in  football community within TnT during the immediate past 5 years. (Palos fact check meh here ) The process has to be opened up to people with proven management leadership.

Nah it remains as the ttfa who are also responsible and it's 2 years I believe as I have the constitution, need to check again... which is bull, so it eliminates any Trinis who really love football and it keeps it within the local fraternity so the corruption continues

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What's love got to do with it?

After all, love is only an emotion...The powers that be are  not moved by emotion ..they have their agenda and ulterior motives.

either that... or... they are just rel dotish people ...who are moved my their emotion ..

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« Reply #85 on: November 27, 2016, 10:33:47 PM »
TTFA WINDS DOWN CALENDAR OF DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES



The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association is winding down a hectic schedule of events which saw the local governing body stage several developmental workshops and seminars over the 2016 calendar.

The most recent course was the CONCACAF Level II goalkeeping course which was conducted by CONCACAF instructor Claine Plummer for thirty six participants at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Prior to that, the TTFA in collaboration with Concacaf staged a Club Licensing seminar at the Ato Boldon Stadium in late September.

That seminar was held with the aim of establishing standards and enhancing the environment for club football to advance in the country.

The seminar, which was conducted by Jonathan Martinez, CONCACAF senior manager for club licensing and development, was compulsory for all local Pro League and Super League clubs

The growth of leagues and clubs is directly related to key performance indicators within the areas of infrastructure, sporting, administration, finance, legal and social responsibility. CONCACAF’s club licensing program provides tools aimed at  raising the level of professionalism in league and club management.

TTFA Technical Director Muhammad Isa also oversaw the coach education programme and the community grassroots clinics which was sponsored by the Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago foundation. There were TTFA ‘C’ License courses held and more are being planned for 2017.

In November, FIFA technical development officer Anton Corneal conducted a three-day seminar for local coaching instructors under the Royal Dutch Academy alliance. This was geared towards increasing the knowledge base and improving the practices of local coaching instructors who will in turn train and educate local coaches.

And on the officiating end, twenty-four local elite referees received their certificates of participation in a FIFA Referees Assistance Program (RAP) course held in September.

The referees engaged in a week-long seminar conducted by former FIFA Referee and FIFA instructor Peter Prendergast and fitness instructor Allan Brown of Costa Rica at the San Juan North Secondary.

Earlier in the year, a host of local club representatives and officials attended the first ever FIFA Solidarity Contribution and Training Compensation workshop to be staged in the Caribbean as the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association held the event at Naparima College, San Fernando.

Two presenters from Germany arrived in Port of Spain on Friday evening on the invitation from TTFA President David John-Williams, Attorney-at-Law Jan Schweele of the Schweele Law Office in Berlin,Germany and his colleague Dr Georg Froese.

They conducted a workshop which was aimed at educating locals on the benefits that can be derived from understanding and becoming active in the Solidarity Contribution and Training Compensation process.

Solidarity contribution becomes due on each international transfer of a professional player who is bought out of his contract. A total of 5 % of the transfer fee have to be redistributed to the clubs where the player was registered between the seasons of his 12th and 23rd birthday.

The FA also participated in workshops held overseas by sending representatives to some  including the Beach Soccer workshop in Dubai a few weeks ago and the FIFA TMS workshop in Costa Rica in June. The purpose of the 2016 FIFA TMS workshops was to educate members of both associations and clubs in the use of, and about any recent changes to, the FIFA TMS International Transfer Matching System (ITMS).

TTFA President David John-Williams added last week that there will be a two upcoming courses to be staged in collaboration with UEFA including a course for scouts.
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What's love got to do with it?

After all, love is only an emotion...The powers that be are  not moved by emotion ..they have their agenda and ulterior motives.

either that... or... they are just rel dotish people ...who are moved my their emotion ..

Love has a lot to do with it, that's why I watch our football and support, that's why I would spend money to see them and go out of my way to see matches..

So love has a lot to do with it...

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Contro ..you should go back and read the heading of this tread ..please bredda

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...Unless you are a member of the TTFA..if so we have a lot to talk about.

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Contro ..you should go back and read the heading of this tread ..please bredda

In the case of the fed brother, love has nothing to do with it, they just want the power and money