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Re: TTFA launches official website.
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2015, 11:24:35 AM »
I heard it cost them roughly $12,000-$15,000 US dollars and still isn't completed because Kareem needs another $5,000 plus the cost to maintain it.

They paid this much for a THEME.

The website has nothing except some graphics, photos and a letter about the TTFA.

They have a website and no writers.



I held back from saying so. Tops $69 for that theme. However, there was a little bit of customization.

As far as content - you cannot blame the designer for that. You can only populate with what's provided. This should not have cost more that $500 usd to do and 2 days (max) of work. I did a theme (customize) in 5hrs recently (and I'm not a designer/programmer). Most themes comes with documentation and support from the original designers.


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Re: TTFA launches official website.
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2020, 02:03:09 PM »
TTFA Website Update.

Thank you to all of the international sports community member that have reached out through webmaster@thettfa.com to share your praise for the positive contributions that Trinidad & Tobago Football has made over the years.

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This Website is currently offline until The Trinidad & Tobago Football Association Normalisation Committee settle their invoice with the Web Developers.

The global pandemic has severely damaged economies and families across the world and while many great companies, institutions, and industries are standing up to support their workers, suppliers, and customers; there are others that do not share that same ethical compass.

Please check back onto the site regularly for updates on the TTFA痴 progress; and thank you to the progressive and investigative journalist contributions by Lasana Liburd, Jelani Beckles, Jonathan Ramnanansingh, Leighton Levy, Ian Prescott, Keith Clement & the many others.

RELATED NEWS (May-2020)

TTFA website down as UK company complains of Hadad snub, Fifa-appointee retorts.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


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The above message is the statement that greets fans and stakeholders on the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) website these days, as even the local sporting body痴 online presence has fallen prey to the instability at the helm.

It is five days now since the TTFA痴 website and email addresses have been taken offline, due to non-payment of related fees; and the company responsible, SportsX, attributed this move to a lack of communication by Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad.

The TTFA was due to make its first payment for its new website at the end of February. However, at the time, president William Wallace was still awaiting Fifa Forward Programme money. And, on 17 March, Fifa declared that Wallace痴 tenure was over and implemented a normalisation committee instead.

Since then, Hadad, through media manager Shaun Fuentes, has used the website to communicate with the public. But, according to SportsX official Christopher Wykes, the HadCo Limited co-CEO showed no interest in paying for that service.

展e chased Mr Hadad several times for feedback, advising that without feedback, we would need to take the emails and the website offline by 1st May, Wykes told Wired868, 殿nd following emails to him with no reply, we had no choice but to do exactly that.

In fact, SportsX took down the TTFA website and suspended all its email accounts a day early熔n 30 April.

At present, SportsX claimed to be due US$6,000 (TT$40,500) with another US$6,000 due on completion of certain deliverables. The UK-based company was hired soon after William Wallace was elected TTFA president on 24 November 2019.

展e (SportsX) were instructed in December/January to create a website that improved on the error-strewn site that the TTFA had at the time, said Wykes, 都o we offered to create a website that would be built in three stages. Each stage would add more depth to the site, with the end objective of having a website that would be able to live-stream games, sell merchandise, and international tickets among other things.

展e completed stage one at the end of February, and were due to start the next stage, a couple of weeks ago. However, we have struggled to get any feedback from the TTFA.

鼎urrently, we are owed approximately $6,000 (USD) for stage one. This has been overdue for 60 days so far. Once stages two and three have been completed, a further $6,000 (USD) will become due預lthough we have not started these works yet.

Hadad pointed to his unsuccessful attempt to take control of the TTFA痴 accounts at First Citizens Bank as the reason that the local football body is unable to meet its financial obligations.

典hey were not paid [and] I am not paying them either because I have no money to pay them, said Hadad.

Asked why he had not offered any feedback to SportsX, Hadad admitted that the normalisation committee was not sure if it would pay the British company at all. It was, he said, in the hands of their attorneys.

典his website is a new arrangement and I have to look over that contract, said Hadad. 典hey said they would shut it down, so fine. Let them do that. I am not letting anybody hold a gun to my head.

甜] I can稚 acknowledge that debt溶ot yet anyhow. I have to check the legality of all contracts.

Notably, one of Fifa痴 mandates for its normalisation committee is to address the TTFA痴 debt預lthough the Gianni Infantino-led sporting body has not explained what support will be provided towards that end, since its funding cannot be used to pay creditors.

At present, the normalisation committee comprises of Hadad, deputy chairperson Judy Daniel and ordinary member Nigel Romano. Neither Daniel nor Romano have made any public statements to date, though, while Hadad has generally kept a low profile.

Hadad was appointed by Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura on 27 March. Six weeks later, he is yet to utilise online video conferencing to meet his office staff, who have not been paid since February.

Last week, he met technical staff members in a Zoom meeting at the request of technical director Dion La Foucade. He did not discuss contracts with coaches in the meeting but promised to do so in the future within smaller groups.

Hadad insisted that he does care about the TTFA痴 employees and said he is working on facilitating payments for them.

的 don稚 want to confirm a date yet [when office staff and/or technical staff members will be paid], said Hadad, who reiterated that coaches around the world are taking pay cuts due to the disruption of their respective programmes by Covid-19. 的 am working on a few options and hopefully one will come to pass.

On 4 April, Hadad expressed surprise that Fifa痴 member association webpage for Trinidad and Tobago suddenly included Anton Corneal, Stephen De Four and Wayne Caesar as technical director, women痴 coach and referee coordinator respectively.

Corneal left the TTFA in July 2019 when then president David John-Williams did not renew his contract while De Four and Caesar were both released by Wallace.

的 know nothing about that [re-appointment] so I think it is false news, Hadad told Wired868 at the time. 哲othing was said to me Everyone was told that everything must remain as it is until we hear from Fifa. So we are moving in a holding pattern.

Today, on 4 May, there is only one change to that Fifa page: Caesar痴 name was removed. Otherwise, Corneal and De Four are still listed as current TTFA employees alongside Hadad, Daniel and men痴 coach Terry Fenwick.

A former TTFA general secretary told Wired868 that it would be unusual for Fifa to get such information wrong, since it generally took its cue directly from the member association. And it is virtually unthinkable that such an error would be allowed to stand for an entire month.

Questioned on the information on Fifa痴 website, Hadad said only: 鉄till working and can稚 get to that.

Ultimately, a normalisation committee has only the leeway that Fifa allows it. And although Samoura said Hadad is its man of business in Trinidad and Tobago, there are restrictions.

典he Fifa administration, in consultation with Concacaf, reserves the right to revoke the mandate of any of the members of the TTFA normalisation committee and/or to appoint further members at any time, stated a Fifa communique, on the day of Hadad痴 appointment.

Trinidad and Tobago痴 normalisation committee is due to stay in place until no later than 26 March 2022, although it can be dissolved sooner and a TTFA election held擁f Fifa so chooses.

Wallace has not relinquished his role as president yet, though, and, according to the TTFA constitution, remains in charge unless removed by the football body痴 delegates.

At present, the TTFA is challenging Fifa痴 decision to implement a normalisation committee here at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Re: TTFA launches official website.
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2020, 11:37:23 AM »
I have to laugh at this, we provide websites for a few leagues/FAs around the region at no charge whatsoever -- only in exchange for them providing match data (which is in turn displayed on their site).  I've no doubt that the TTFA website was more dynamic than the free ones we provide, but for that amount of money they really should have a world class website, apps, etc.
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Re: TTFA launches official website.
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2022, 07:09:18 AM »
Still no TTFA website?


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Re: TTFA launches official website.
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2022, 11:10:40 AM »
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Re: TTFA launches official website.
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2022, 07:12:59 AM »
Still no TTFA website?



https://thettfa.com/

Almost a well-kept secret - made none the easier to pierce due to the TTFA Twitter account continuing to bear the address of the defunct website. Not sure whether that can be corrected, but it is surely an obstacle to overcome.

 

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