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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #90 on: December 06, 2016, 01:43:26 AM »
TTFA to announce new Senior Team Head Coach on Wednesday.
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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will host a press conference at a venue to be determined in Port of Spain on Wednesday December 7th, 2016 at 9am.

The purpose of this press conference is to announce the new Head Coach of the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team.

The T&T Senior Team is currently engaged in 2018 World Cup qualification and CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification tournaments.

T&T’s next competitive match is against Suriname at the Ato Boldon Stadium on January 4th to be followed by another clash with Haiti at the same venue on January 8th. Both games are CFU qualifying playoffs for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

T&T’s next two World Cup qualifying matches are against Panama on March 24th and Mexico on March 28th in Port of Spain.

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #91 on: December 06, 2016, 05:07:05 AM »
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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will host a press conference at a venue to be determined in Port of Spain on Wednesday December 7th, 2016 at 9am.

Doh hut allyuh head. Do it in front Ruby Tuesday. Seems only fitting.
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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #92 on: December 06, 2016, 07:04:40 AM »
I boast that we get the information about T&T football here on this Forum before anyone else.
 So give me the good news before Wednesday. Step up to the plate- Flex, Palos, Tallman

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« Reply #93 on: December 06, 2016, 07:54:50 AM »
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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will host a press conference at a venue to be determined in Port of Spain on Wednesday December 7th, 2016 at 9am.

Doh hut allyuh head. Do it in front Ruby Tuesday. Seems only fitting.

sounds about right for who we are dealing with... setta eat ah food mentality

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #94 on: December 06, 2016, 08:06:36 AM »
I boast that we get the information about T&T football here on this Forum before anyone else.
 So give me the good news before Wednesday. Step up to the plate- Flex, Palos, Tallman

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #95 on: December 06, 2016, 04:43:28 PM »
 Mohammed / Khan / Shabazz / Tim kee all Muslim, is there a move on here, Cummings shot with one bullet in the leg, is this Muslim / Rasta city war spreading?? are we in a transition period as Obama is going Jack Warner gone, whats next??

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #96 on: December 06, 2016, 06:47:01 PM »
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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #97 on: December 06, 2016, 06:50:52 PM »
The coach entrusted with taking Trinidad and Tobago to the Russia 2018 World Cup is not coming from South America. His last job was in Bangladesh!

In a bizarre turn of events, Wired868 understands that Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams is set to name 43-year-old Belgian Tom Saintfiet as head coach of the Soca Warriors at a 9am press conference tomorrow at the Marriot Hotel in Port of Spain.

Photo: Former Bangladesh football coach Tom Saintfiet. (Copyright BBC)
Photo: Former Bangladesh football coach Tom Saintfiet.
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So, effectively, the local football body’s idea of an upgrade on outgoing coach Stephen Hart appears to be an obscure Belgian who has never coached professionally in Europe, was kicked out of Zimbabwe and Nigeria due to concerns about his quality, lasted six months in Yemen, only two matches in Tanzania and just left a team ranked 183 in the world by FIFA—which is 105 spots lower than Trinidad and Tobago, who are 78th.

Saintfiet’s best spell arguably came at youth level when he led Qatar to the 2005 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, which was that nation’s fifth appearance at that age group competition.

His record as a senior coach is much less impressive.

At Namibia, he enjoyed his longest appointment of nearly two years. The unheralded African nation was ranked 126 in the world when the Belgian landed and he took them to a high of 101, although they plummeted all the way to 128 by the time of his controversial departure in 2010.

Saintfiet stunned his Namibia FA employers when he was officially unveiled as head coach of Zimbabwe while in the midst of a four-year contract with the former nation.

Saintfiet was reportedly wooed by Zimbabwe’s offer of US$7,000 per month, which is less than half of Hart’s pay package and roughly one tenth of the market value for a top level coach in CONCACAF—recently departed Jamaica coach Winfried Schafer was supposedly paid in excess of US$50,000 per month.

Photo: Former Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team head coach Stephen Hart (left) and Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams enjoy each other's company during a press conference at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Port of Spain on 19 May 2016. (Courtesy Wired868)
Photo: Former Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team head coach Stephen Hart (left) and Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams enjoy each other’s company during a press conference at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Port of Spain on 19 May 2016.
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The Belgian quickly regretted his move. The Zimbabwe government twice refused its FA’s applications for his work permit—amidst a public outcry that he was no better than the local, Norman Mapeza, he replaced—and Saintfiet was forced to leave the country and beg for his old job back.

“[The Zimbabwe FA] promised me that they will talk to the NFA and it was supposed to happen sooner than it did,” Saintfiet was quoted in the Namibia Sun. “The situation forced me to lie and for that I have to say sorry to the Namibian football-loving people, the NFA and the players as well…

“We signed a contract […] and because I terminated it I have to pay them and I’m doing everything I can so that can be done. What happened was so wrong and I would love to come back and coach Namibia again.”

The Namibia FA did not take him up on the offer.

From then on, Saintfiet lasted six games in Ethiopia and barely four months as Nigeria technical director—allegedly because the Nigeria Ministry of Sport felt the country had many more competent locals and refused to support the move.

Next, he spent two months at Malawi and less than a year at Togo along with some largely anonymous stints at the odd African football club—he lasted just two games at Tanzanian club, Young Africans FC, where he was accused of failing to enforce discipline.

Photo: Former Bangladesh coach Tom Saintfiet. (Copyright Ethiosports)
Photo: Former Bangladesh coach Tom Saintfiet.
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In April 2016, Saintfiet pleaded for a second chance as Ethiopia National Senior Team coach.

“I don’t care about the money or a contract,” Saintfiet told Eithosports. “I would just like to help change fortunes and start to build things up on a solid foundation. I’m ready to start immediately!”

Ethiopia did not bite and he ended up in a three-month contract from Bangladesh instead.

So, while Hart was preparing the Warriors—who were unbeaten at the time—to seal their place in the CONCACAF Hex against Guatemala, Saintfiet was attempting to take the “Bengal Tigers” past Bhutan and into the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup.

Bangladesh drew goalless at home to Bhutan before falling 3-1 away.  The only other outing of Saintfiet’s tenure as Bangladesh coach was a 5-0 friendly defeat away to the Maldives.

Bhutan and the Maldives are ranked 154 and 176 in the world respectively.

Saintfiet’s record in Europe is even less illustrious. The only fully professional team on his home continent to ever hire the Belgian was Finnish club RoPS, who once employed Trinidad and Tobago players Ataulla Guerra and Jamal Gay.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Ataullah Guerra (left) in action for Finland Premier League team RoPS in 2013. (Courtesy RoPS)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Ataullah Guerra (left) in action for Finland Premier League team RoPS in 2013.
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RoPS sacked Saintfiet during their pre-season in April 2008.

Somehow, the obscure Belgian’s CV ended up on the desk of the TTFA’s technical committee as a possible replacement for Hart, who was twice listed on a CONCACAF Coach for Year shortlist in the last years, is the only coach to take Trinidad and Tobago to two Gold Cup quarterfinal berths and led Canada to the 2008 Gold Cup semifinal.

On Monday night, the TTFA’s board of directors was presented three names to vote on as their next head coach.

Colombian Luis Fernando Suarez, who took Ecuador to the second round of the Germany 2006 World Cup and steered Honduras to the Brazil 2014 World Cup, was one option presented to the board.

Brazilian Joel Santana, who coached South Africa on recommendation from ex-Brazil World Cup winning coach Carlos Alberto Parreira and the biggest teams in his homeland like Vasco Da Gama, Flamengo and Corinthians, was believed to be the other.

Former Trinidad and Tobago captain David Nakhid was the only local believed to have applied for the vacant job while Englishmen Terry Fenwick and Ricky Hill, Serbian Zoran Vranes and Colombian Francisco Maturana were said to be among the applicants.

The board, according to a source, was informed that Saintfiet was bright, innovative and extremely affordable. It is uncertain exactly how much information was given on the three coaches before the decision. But, in the end, the board voted for Saintfiet.

Photo: Former Ecuador and Honduras coach Luis Fernando Suarez. (Copyright Alchetron)
Photo: Former Ecuador and Honduras coach Luis Fernando Suarez.
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The current TTFA board of directors comprises: John-Williams (president), Joanne Salazar, Ewing Davis and Allan Warner (vice-presidents), Samuel Saunders (Central FA), Sherwyn Dyer (Eastern Counties Football Union), Karanjabari Williams (Northern FA), Richard Quan Chan (Southern FA), Anthony Moore (Tobago FA), Joseph Taylor (Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association), Sharon O’Brien (Women’s League Football), Wayne Cunningham (Eastern FA) and Dexter Skeene (TT Pro League).

The TTFA technical committee consists of: Skeene (chairman), Dr Alvin Henderson (vice-chairman), Bertille St Clair (former World Youth Cup coach), Errol Lovell (former national goalkeeper), Jinelle James (ex-national player and current administrator) and Muhammad Isa (technical director).

It is uncertain how many members attended yesterday board’s meeting.

The TTFA board is believed to have made a second coaching appointment last night for the Women’s National Senior Team. In this case, they voted for the well qualified former Italy and Canada national women’s coach, Carolina Morace, who has already visited Trinidad.

Saintfiet must now prepare the Warriors for 2017 Gold Cup play off action against Suriname and Haiti on 4 and 8 January 2017 respectively as well as World Cup qualifying action against Panama and Mexico on 24 and 28 March respectively.

It will be the first time the Belgian has ever coached a team ranked in the top 100 FIFA nations in the world.
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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #98 on: December 06, 2016, 06:51:46 PM »
Crapppoooo smoke we pipe!!! Fkkkkkk ...DJW ON SHITTTT ...this man need ah drug test!!!
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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #99 on: December 06, 2016, 07:40:06 PM »
So David john and his cabal will run the team silently through this figure head coach who will have zero power, so David john was sent in to destabilize the Trinidad team, fire hart and make sure Trinidad does not qualify for the World Cup ... I've been saying this from day one

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TTFA agrees to pay $1.2m High Court judgment
« Reply #100 on: December 16, 2016, 02:01:04 PM »
TTFA agrees to pay $1.2m High Court judgment
By Azard Ali (T&T Newsday)


OWING $1.2 million on a High Court judgment since April last year, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) yesterday agreed before a judge to pay the monies, but in installments.

In April last year, Justice Frank Seepersad delivered a written judgment in a lawsuit filed by a company known as Graphix Advantage Limited (GAL), against the TT FA, the Local Organising Committee South (LOC) Africa 2010 Limited.

The judge ordered the TT FA and the LOC to pay the monies due and owing for work done by GAL in the Under 17 Women’s 2010 World Cup. Former Government Minister and adviser to the then- TT FF (TT Football Federation) Jack Warner, was also sued but the judge did not find him personally liable to pay the monies. Warner had given evidence in the trial before Justice Seepersad. When the monies were not paid up until last month, Senior Counsel Hendrickson Suenath representing GAL, filed a Garnishee application in the High Court, to freeze the bank accounts of the TT FA held at First Citizens in Port of Spain. There was a hearing and attorneys for the bank indicated that they would comply with whatever order the court made. The judge urged the attorneys, as well as those representing the TT FF, to settle the matter before the court moves to freeze the latter’s bank accounts.

Justice Seepersad had held that the TT FA was liable to pay the monies for advertising goods and services which GAL had provided for the staging of the World Cup.

Though Warner was chairman of the LOC 2010 South Africa Limited, the judge ruled that he was not personally liable to pay the monies.

Since Justice Seepersad’s judgment on April 30 2015, the monies have not been paid to GAL and as a result, the Garnishee application was filed.

Yesterday, the matter came up for hearing before Justice Seepersad and attorney Anand Misir appeared for the TT FA. Suenath told the judge that a consent order had been entered between the parties and it was agreed that the defendants would pay GAL $262,413.19 on or before December 31. The order further stated that this is to be followed with a payment of $200,000 for five consecutive months commencing from January 21 2017.

And, it was further ordered by consent, that they are to pay $145,333.58 which represents interest and that is to be paid before February 28 2017.

It further ordered that the final interest on the $1.2 million judgment, must be paid before June 2017, and that is expected to amount to $239,858.48.

There was no order as to the legal cost for yesterday’s hearing of the Garnishee application, but if there is to be any default on the payment, the Consent order stated, then the entire sum would become due and owing plus interest.
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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #101 on: January 02, 2017, 03:28:05 AM »
Dear TTFA, what's the nature of Marvin Phillip's injury?
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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #102 on: February 17, 2017, 05:22:32 AM »
CFA insists Saunders not TTFA rep.
By Walter Alibey (Guardian).


It is still uncertain whether Samuel Saunders is the Central Football Association’s (CFA) representative on the Board of the T&T Football Association.

CFA president Shymdeo Gosine made it clear Saunders was removed as their representative as of January 29 last month, after a voting process, saying they adhered to the guidelines of their constitution to treat with such issues.

Saunders, however, told Guardian Media Sports on Wednesday night that he was still the representative as the CFA had not complied fully with the constitution of the parent T&TFA.

Saunders, an attorney-at-Law became the centre of attention after months of the new CFA executive, being led by Gosine, taking office in 2015.

The CFA boss said Saunders had not represented the concerns of the CFA and had not attended any meetings, despite messages being left on his phone and via his email address.

Gosine said his association followed advice by the TTFA to use the guidelines of their constitution to remove a member, saying: “Now that this has taken place, he is confused as to why the TTFA still has Saunders in their fold.”

“A decision on who we want to represent us at the board level should be entirely up to us. The only thing I can think of for the TTFA’s reluctance to accept Saunders’ removal from the CFA, is only if they are attempting to prevent us from functioning as efficiently and effectively as we have been” Gosine said.

He noted: “The TTFA is, at this point, no use to us, as they have never given us anything and has not supported anything we have done.”

The CFA needed a three-fifths majority to remove Saunders on January 19 at Woodford Lodge Chaguanas, which according to the CFA’s General Secretary Clynt Taylor, they received easily.

Taylor said the results of the vote were communicated to the TTFA via email but the football association requested a hard copy of it. That information was delivered to the TTFA on Monday.

Meanwhile, Joanne Salazar, the TTFA’s 3rd Vice President said the CFA had been tardy in submitting documentation in regarding to removing Saunders as its representative, saying the TTFA through its president David John-Williams at a board meeting last month, requested documentation from the CFA to confirm that there was strict compliance with its (CFA’s) constitution.

She said since that meeting the CFA took a while to submit the documents.

“When they did submit the documents on February 13, both John-Williams and the association’s General Secretary Justin Latapy were out of the country, so we have not had the time to peruse the documents” Salazar explained.

She added there were members of the football fraternity who believed that once the constitution of the regional associations had been followed then their request should be granted, but she pointed out that the TTFA’s constitution provided guidelines on how the Board should proceed.

She described these guidelines as vague, noting that she would consult with someone with more knowledge on it before proceeding further.

She said the matter was not on the agenda for yesterday’s board meeting at the football association’s office at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo but she promised to ask Latapy if it could have been put down for discussion.

Taylor said the TTFA had absolutely no say in their removal of a member, adding “The only thing we have to do is inform them (TTFA) of our decisions.”

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #103 on: February 17, 2017, 05:04:48 PM »
Saunders is a DJW plant to destabilize the zone.

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #104 on: April 03, 2017, 04:41:25 AM »
FIFA President to visit T&T this month.
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino will visit this country on April 10-11 2017.

TTFA President David John-Williams met with Infantino at the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich in January to hold talks on local football and discussions on local football development will resume when the FIFA boss arrives in Port of Spain later this month.

This will be the FIFA boss’ first visiting since he became President. He was here to meet with TTFA President David John Williams during the build up to the FIFA Presidential elections.

Infantino will also visit Guyana prior to his arrival here.

FIFA Director Veron Mosengo-Omba also visited Port of Spain last year for the launch of the TTFA/NLCB National Elite Youth Development Programme.

Further information on Infantino’s visit and a schedule will be disclosed in due course.

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« Reply #105 on: April 09, 2017, 06:14:02 AM »
Infantino to play in light hearted football match with TTFA and Government officials on Monday.
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With FIFA President Gianni Infantino scheduled to arrive in Port of Spain on Monday morning for a series of events related to football development, one of the fun-filled and light-hearted activities slated to take place will be a football match between a FIFA/TTFA team and a Government/Sportt outfit at the Ato Boldon Stadium following the press conference at the Couva venue during the afternoon period.

There are some well known personalities that will line up for both teams. TTFA President David John-Williams is expected to lead out a well balanced outfit consisting of names such as Dennis Lawrence,  Stern John, Russell Latapy, Jamaal Shabazz, Women’s Team coach Carolina Morace, Jinelle James, TTFA General Secretary Justin Latapy-George, Brian Williams, Stuart Charles Fevrier, Richard Piper, Muhammad Isa, Ross Russell and Clayton Ince also including FIFA President Infantino and members of his visiting entourage as well as other TTFA officials.

The Sportt Company/Government team will include the likes of Minister of Sports Darryl Smith, Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon, Esmond Forde, Anthony Blake, Joel Gibbons, Dwayne Richardson, Tyrone Marcus, Cindy Cupid, Richard Smith, Garvin Warrick, Dexter Skeene, Omar Hadeed, Francis Lovell,Maylee Attin-Johnson,  Leonson Lewis, Jomo Pitt and Jason Williams among others.

The game will comprise of two fifteen minute halves.

Shortly after being elected as FIFA President last year, Infantino spent part of his first day at the office hosting a football match at FIFA headquarters for staff and several greats of his generation.

“A great day,” Infantino said later. “The hard works starts now, we are ready for that.”

In January, Infantino and Diego Maradona played in ‘Team One’ of a four-team competition, lining up alongside the likes of Gabriel Batistuta, Macel Desailly, Lucas Radabe and Francesco Toldo in Zurich.

They took on other star-studded teams with Dwight Yorke, Carles Puyol, Walter Zenga, Pablo Aimar, Eric Abidal and Michel Salgado all turned out for the light-hearted event.

Infantino will arrive here on Monday after attending the CONCACAF Congress in Aruba over the past two days which was also attended by John-Williams and Latapy-George. The FIFA boss is also scheduled to visit Grenada and Guyana prior to his arrival at Piarco for a day of activities which includes official visits and meetings with President Anthony Carmona, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and TTFA officials.

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Re: TTFA News Thread.
« Reply #106 on: April 09, 2017, 07:26:23 AM »
Mr Dillon's idea of tackling crime in Central?

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« Reply #107 on: April 09, 2017, 07:38:40 AM »
Mr Dillon's idea of tackling crime in Central?

TTFA/FIFA v an Unruly Isis/Rasta City Select XI? That mighta lick in trute.
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« Reply #108 on: April 09, 2017, 08:23:36 AM »
Keith should have a one and one with infanto

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« Reply #109 on: April 09, 2017, 08:42:52 AM »
never understand d concept of making ex soldiers and ex police officer Nat Sec. Minister.....if dey doh have proven history of sound situation management yuh wasting time because sorry to say, but d "brains" required jus not there in the Nat sec community at d moment or no where near ah position of influence
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« Reply #110 on: April 09, 2017, 04:39:53 PM »
FIFA legends Juan Pablo Angel and Aimar to join Infantino on Visit to T&T.
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino will be joined by two FIFA legends during his one-day visit to this country on Monday.

Former Argentina international Pablo Caesar Aimar and former Colombia national team forward Juan Pablo Angel Arango will arrive in the country on Monday and will appear in the goodwill football match at the Ato Boldon Stadium between a TTFA/FIFA team and a Government/Sportt outfit.

Ángel Arango scored 44 goals in 175 appearances for Aston Villa, also appearing for Colombian club Atletico Nacional,River Plate and LA Galaxy among other teams. He made 33 appearances for Colombia between 1995-2005.

Aimar made 52 appearances for Argentina between 1999 and 2009, also appearing for Argentina’s National Under 17 and Under 20 teams. He played for River Plate, Valencia, Zaragoza and Benfica. He represented Argentina at the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups and two Copa América tournaments, as well as a FIFA Confederations Cup. He reached the final of the 2005 Confederations Cup and the 2007 Copa América with the Argentine national side. Aimer was also a member of the Argentina team the won the 1997 FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Malaysia.

Both Angel and Aimar will take part in the 30-minute football match following a Press Conference at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Monday afternoon. FIFA President Infantino will also partake in the match which will include several local officials, past players and personalities. Infantino is also scheduled to meet with President of the Republic Anthony Carmona and Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley during his visit to this country.

Infantino was in Aruba on the weekend for the CONCACAF  XXXII Ordinary Congress which was also attended by TTFA President David John-Williams and General Secretary Justin Latapy-George. Elections were conducted for CONCACAF and FIFA Councils positions at the Congress.  The Confederation’s membership also received updates from the implementation of the ONE CONCACAF Vision as well as a report of the progress achieved in each of the Confederation’s divisions, including a review of the organization’s strategic roadmap and the 2017 financial budget, which was approved.

While opening the Congress, CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani emphasized the need to bring the World Cup back to CONCACAF in 2026, for which the Congress displayed rousing, unanimous support. To that end, three CONCACAF member nations – Canada, Mexico and the United States — have scheduled a “historic announcement” for Monday, April 10 in New York City, featuring CONCACAF and Canadian Soccer Association President Montagliani, Mexican Football Federation and CONCACAF Vice President Decio de Maria and U.S. Soccer Federation and FIFA Council Member Sunil Gulati.

He also announced the creation of a Players Ambassador Program aimed at advising and supporting CONCACAF in its mission to develop football.

Members received a review of the advances in the areas of football operations, commercial, finance and administration, as well as legal and compliance. The administration presented a strategic roadmap for the organization within the framework of the ONE CONCACAF Vision in order to achieve the Confederation’s mission to develop the game.

Associations received a comprehensive budget report as a result of the governance and transparency measures implemented in the 2016-2017 period. With a strictest discipline, the organization continues establishing controls and processes to ensure integrity and comply with ethical business standards.

The annual meeting was attended by Prime Minister of Aruba, The Right Honorable Michiel Godfried Eman; and Minister of Public Health, Elderly Care and Sports in Aruba, The Honorable Dr. Carlos Alex Schwengle; FIFA President Gianni Infantino; CONMEBOL President, Alejandro Dominguez, and David Borja, AFC Advisor to the President.

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« Reply #111 on: April 09, 2017, 05:08:57 PM »
feel this game go have kick down
Trinidad & Tobago Newsday
FIFA boss to play exhibition match in Couva
Sunday, April 9 2017


FIFA president Gianni Infantino will be arriving in Trinidad tomorrow for a series of events related to football development.

Also on the agenda is a football match between a FIFA/ TTFA team and a Government/ SporTT outfit at the Ato Boldon Stadium following the press conference at the Couva venue during the afternoon period.

There are some well known personalities that will line up for both teams. TTFA boss David John-Williams is expected to lead out a well balanced outfit consisting of Infantino and his entourage, national coach Dennis Lawrence, ex-TT forward and current TT assistant coach Stern John, Russell Latapy, Jamaal Shabazz, TT women’s coach Carolina Morace, Jinelle James, TTFA General Secretary Justin Latapy-George, Brian Williams, Stuart Charles Fevrier, Richard Piper, Muhammad Isa, Ross Russell and Clayton Ince.

The Sport Company/Government team will include the likes of Minister of Sport Darryl Smith, Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon, Esmond Forde, Anthony Blake, Joel Gibbons, Dwayne Richardson, Tyrone Marcus, Cindy Cupid, Richard Smith, Garvin Warrick, Dexter Skeene, Omar Hadeed, Francis Lovell, Maylee Attin-Johnson, Leonson Lewis, Jomo Pitt and Jason Williams among others.

The game will comprise of two 15-minute halves. Shortly after being elected as FIFA president last year, Infantino spent part of his first day at the office hosting a football match at FIFA headquarters for staff and several greats of his generation.

“A great day,” Infantino said later.

“The hard works starts now, we are ready for that.” In January, Infantino and Diego Maradona played on ‘Team One’ of a four-team competition, lining up alongside the likes of Argentina legend Gabriel Batistuta, French World Cup winner Macel Desailly, Lucas Radabe and Francesco Toldo in Zurich.

They took on other star-studded teams with Dwight Yorke, Carles Puyol, Walter Zenga, Pablo Aimar, Eric Abidal and Michel Salgado who all turned out for the light-hearted event.

Infantino will arrive here tomorrow after attending the CONCACAF Congress in Aruba over the past two days which was also attended by John-Williams and Latapy-George.

The FIFA boss is also scheduled to visit Grenada and Guyana prior to his arrival at Piarco for a day of activities which includes official visits and meetings with President Anthony Carmona, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and TTFA officials.
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« Reply #112 on: April 09, 2017, 05:19:03 PM »
Maylee go skate down Carolina?  :P
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« Reply #113 on: April 09, 2017, 05:41:19 PM »
Maylee go skate down Carolina?  :P
we just missing Sancho, so Tallman could pull he hair and maybe JW as a ref. with Lasana as lineman and it will be worth every cent of the price of admission

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« Reply #114 on: April 09, 2017, 08:35:23 PM »
Was thinking the same thing re: de kick down. LOL. That being the case, they should have let Sam pick the squads.  :)
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« Reply #115 on: April 12, 2017, 06:19:03 PM »
Infantino: Development Centre will change the face of football in T&T.
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TTFA honours longstanding contributors at Dinner and Ceremony

FIFA President Gianni Infantino was the featured guest at Dinner and Appreciation Awards Ceremony hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association at the Queen’s Park Oval Ballroom on Monday night.

To mark the historic occasion, the FIFA President’s first official visit to this country since being appointed, the TTFA honoured persons for their longstanding contribution to local football. Among them were Randolph Price, a former player with Colts and a local women’s football coach, former national coaches and players – Sedley Joseph, Alvin Corneal, Edgar Vidale and Everald “Gally” Cummings, former match commissioners Boris Punch and Lennox Pilgrim, TTFA administrator and Women’s Football League President Sharon O’Brien and Merle Bagoo, the first local woman to officiate an international game and former FIFA referee Noel Bynoe.

In his closing interview on Monday night, Infantino spoke on the importance of the TTFA having its National Technical Development Centre – the home of football, which was announced at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Monday.

“The day has been fantastic. It’s been a day in which I have been able to witness really a new Trinidad and Tobago Football Association with a new spirit, with my friend David, who with his passion, brings everyone with him. I have witnessed the government who is fully behind the football association. I have been witnessing the population in Trinidad and Tobago who is absolutely passionate for football, you have here incredible, natural talent and if you manage really to structure it a little bit to foster the professional game then the results for the future will be bright,” Infantino told TTFA Media.

Infantino, a former UEFA General Secretary also touched in his relationship with TTFA President David John-Williams and why he believes his drive can benefit the local governing body.

“David is a completely crazy. He starts one thing and the same time he has a thousand new ideas and an energy which is absolutely incredible. I like him because he is a doer. Maybe he starts a thousand things and at the end he finishes only one of them but if you don’t do if you don’t believe, dream if you don’t believe in what you do then you will never get anywhere.

“And he is one of these persons who can really make things happen with his energy, his passion and his way of working. This is certainly inspiring and this is why I am really happy to be one of his friends,” Infantino said.

On the establishment of the National Training Centre in Couva, Infantino said this will change the face of the game in T&T.

“This will change Trinidad and Tobago football but also Trinidad and Tobago society. Football is a great game in which players, both boys and girls are taught not only how to play football and how to be sports persons but how to be human beings with values and respect. And this project will of course boost the whole football movement in Trinidad and Tobago. If you work around this talent you will have great results and it will send a strong message in the country and also in the whole Concacaf, Caribbean and Americas on what can be achieved if you work seriously.

“Obviously a collective effort is needed. One person or organisation alone cannot do anything but I am sure that with the help of the Government who is very committed and also a little bit of FIFA and Concacaf I am sure the results will be there,” Infantino concluded.

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TTFA honours longstanding contributors at Dinner and Ceremony to host FIFA President

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« Reply #116 on: April 13, 2017, 01:53:46 PM »

Photo: Former Argentina football star Pablo Aimar (right) runs with the ball while teammate Dennis Lawrence (centre) sets a screen during an exhibition match at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva on 10 April 2017.
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Photo: Former Argentina World Cup star Pablo Aimar (right) runs at Trinidad and Tobago 2006 World Cup midfielder Russell Latapy during an exhibition match at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva on 10 April 2017.
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Photo: FIFA president Gianni Infantino (second from left) puts the FIFA/TTFA XI ahead with an effort that deflected off a defender and looped over the head of the Ministry of Sport/SPORTT XI goalkeeper during an exhibition match at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva on 10 April 2017.
Looking on (right) is former Colombia international Juan Pablo Angel.
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Photo: National Security Minister Edmund Dillon (centre) makes a move during an exhibition match against a FIFA/TTFA All Star team at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva on 10 April 2017.
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Photo: TTFA president David John-Williams weighs up his options during an exhibition match at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on 10 April 2017.
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Photo: DJ and soca artiste Jason “JW” Williams (left) tries to keep his balance after a challenge from former World Cup 2006 defender Dennis Lawrence during an exhibition match at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva on 10 April 2017.
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Photo: FIFA president Gianni Infantino (centre) poses with Sport Minister Darryl Smith (second from left), National Security Minister Edmund Dillon (second from right) and Speaker of the House Esmond Forde (third from right) after an exhibition match at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva on 10 April 2017.
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« Reply #117 on: April 13, 2017, 04:49:08 PM »

Photo: TTFA president David John-Williams weighs up his options during an exhibition match at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on 10 April 2017.
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No shit!  ;)
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« Reply #118 on: April 13, 2017, 07:56:29 PM »
David and the MoS really needs to take good look at themselves.

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« Reply #119 on: April 13, 2017, 08:50:32 PM »

Photo: TTFA president David John-Williams weighs up his options during an exhibition match at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on 10 April 2017.
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No shit!  ;)

Interesting choice of words.

Can anyone confirm that DJW actually played football in the past? Just curious.