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The search is on for a new general secretary of the Tobago Football Association (TFA), following the resignation of Everton Alfred last week.

Alfred resigned due to differences with TFA executives, TFA president Anthony Moore said yesterday. A board member of the T&T Football Association who wished to remain anonymous, however, said Alfred submitted a letter to new football association president David John-Williams describing Moore as a dictator. 

The matter stemmed from a club that has been seeking re-entry into the TFA League this season, following their suspension back in 2013 for the use of an inellegible player two years ago. According to Moore, the TFA felt the club should be accepted as it contained a number of amateur players seeking development and recreation. 

Contacted in reference to the issue Alfred said his resignation was the final nail in the coffin, following a series of mis-steps in the administration of the TFA. The long-standing football administrator pointed out that another executive called it quits because of the way the TFA was being managed. 

“Pertaining to the club seeking re-entry, I felt that a decision was made long before the executive could have adjudicated on it,” Alfred said.

“When the letter seeking re-entry came to the TFA, it was taken to the general council and then the executives were told about it. I felt the process in which the decision was made was wrong and I made it known to them before I made my exit. I am of the view that we must always do the right thing, even if it takes forever or if we must travel a long and winding road, we must always stand for what is right,” Alfred said. 

Moore, a master in finance who had commanded top positions at the Unit Trust Corporation, Royal Bank and other financial institutions, made it clear his interest is to ensure there is development of the sport and that it serves all the stakeholders.