Tue, Aug

Collin Samuel in his San Juan Jabloteh days.World Cup winger Collin Samuel has distanced himself from the bonus settlement offered by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) on Monday.
Samuel was said to be on a list of eight players who accepted US$30,000 as part of their bonus arrangement from the country's historic participation in the 2006 tournament. However the Scotland First Division player, who was one of 16 players to take court action against the TTFF, insisted that he has not surrendered the legal battle.

Samuel, according to an anonymous source close to the player, was contacted by a senior player on the present national squad and asked to settle with FIFA vice-president and TTFF special adviser Jack Warner. But, according to the source, he refused the offer.

The Express attempted to contact Samuel without success.

If Samuel rejected the TTFF's overtures, as now seems to be the case, it means that unemployed 32-year-old defender Marvin Andrews is the only player to quit the ongoing court action.

2006 World Cup captain Dwight Yorke, Russell Latapy, Dennis Lawrence, Jason Scotland, Carlos Edwards, Clayton Ince and Densill Theobald are the other players who did not seek legal redress over their bonus dispute.