The TTFA, as the National Association, has a responsibility to protect and serve the needs of its members, and to work in harmony for the good of football.
Instead the David John-Williams administration has employed evasive and delaying tactics to avoid acceptance of the expressed wish of members, both the CFA and the clubs identified in the attached document.
Letters to FIFA/CONCACAF.
March 26, 2017
The Secretary General (TTFA)
Mr. Justin Latapy-George
Hasley Crawford Stadium
Port of Spain
Please find attached a list of all the members of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) who have written to the TTFA supporting the request for an Extraordinary General Meeting made by the Central Football Association (CFA) as per letter dated March 8, 2017.
This list exceeds 50% of the membership of the TTFA. Twenty-Nine (29) authorized members listed. You are now mandated by Article 29 (2) of the Constitution of the TTFA to arrange for the Extraordinary General Meeting as requested by the CFA.
Members Name Date Sent
1. CFA Clynt Taylor March 8, 2017
2. NFA Rayshawn Mars March 14, 2017
3. TTAYSO Dale G Toney March 15, 2017
4. VFFOTT Selby Browne March 20, 2017
5. FC Santa Rosa Keith Look Loy March 21, 2017
6. Barrackpore United Sports Club Josh Dhanesar. March 22, 2017
7. Guaya United FC Jameson Rigues March 22, 2017
8. Cunupia Football Club's Narvin Charles March 22, 2017
9. Siparia Spurs FC. Quincy Jones March 22, 2017
10. Defence Force Super League Football Club Ryan Ottley March 22, 2017
11. Petit Valley United Football Club Derek Edwards March 22, 2017
12. EFATT Linus Sanchez March 22, 2017
13. University of Trinidad and Tobago Nicholas Lochan March 22, 2017
14. Club Sando Super League Club Eddison Dean March 22, 2017
15. Marabella Family Crisis Centre Terrence Boissiere March 22, 2017
16. Petrotrin Palo Seco SC Aldwin Ferguson Jr March 22, 2017
17. Youth Stars United Athletics Club Trishelle N. K. Sterling March 23, 2017
18. Wasa FC Cavelle Mc Alister March 23, 2017
19. Real Maracas Rene Lendore March 23, 2017
20. Bethel United Clyde Alleyne March 23, 2017
21. Matura RE-United F.C. Stephanie Guevara March 23, 2017
22. Prison Service Recreational, Sport and Cultural Club Ferdinand Bibby March 23, 2017
23. Police F.C Leonita Rivers March 23, 2017
24. Club Sando (Pro league) Eddison Dean March 23, 2017
25. Edinburg 500 Sports and Cultural Club Haydn McLean March 23, 2017
26. 1976 Phoenix FC Terry Williams March 23, 2017
27. SFA Richard Quan Chan March 28, 2017
28. SSFL William Wallace April 4, 2017
29. TFA Anthony Moore April 7, 2017
April 6, 2017
1000 5th St #304, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
The General Secretary,
Re: Assistance in Conducting and Extraordinary General Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago
1) Since June 2016 the Central Football Association (CFA), a regional member of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), has attempted to constitutionally replace its representative on the TTFA Board of Management after carefully following the requirements of the constitution of the CFA as approved by the TTFA.
2) The TTFA Board of Management has consistently refused to accept the CFA democratic process and the rights of the CFA under the TTFA Constitution to replace their representative who has failed to effectively represent the CFA, throughout 2016. This representative was nominated to the Board by the outgoing Executive in 2015, days before leaving office. TTFA, under the leadership of President David John Williams, has ignored the constitutional rights of its members for too long now.
3) The Super League Clubs all members of the TTFA met in January 2017 and passed a resolution forming a limited liability company called the Trinidad and Tobago Super League (TTSL). The resolution also included applying for status at the TTFA as a member. On January 8, 2017 a letter addressed to the TTFA was sent seeking membership.
After several letters and failed meetings the TTFA has chosen to subvert the will of over twenty (20) members and have not acted on the petition for membership. This inaction jeopardizes the
future of the Super League which is scheduled to begin in June 2017.
4) CFA has been forced to circulate a petition requesting an EGM in accordance with Article 29 (2) of the constitution of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), which states:
"The Board of Directors shall convene an Extraordinary General Meeting if a majority (more than 50%) of the Members make such a request in writing. The request shall specify the items for the agenda.
An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be held within 30 days of receipt of the request, unless the agenda includes the election of members of the Board of Directors or the members of the Electoral Committee, in which case the Extraordinary General Meeting shall be held within 60 days of receipt of the request. If an Extraordinary General Meeting is not convened within the indicated time, the Members who requested it may convene the Extraordinary General Meeting themselves.
As a last resort, the Members may request assistance from FIFA and CONCACAF." This petition was supported by a majority of TTFA members (see attached list of supporting members), and identifies an EGM agenda of two issues, which have over a period of several months been an ongoing embarrassment for football in Trinidad and Tobago:
1. CFA representation on the TTFA Board, and
2. The recognition of the Trinidad and Tobago Super League.
The TTFA, as the National Association, has a responsibility to protect and serve the needs of its members, and to work in harmony for the good of football. Instead the David John-Williams administration has employed evasive and delaying tactics to avoid acceptance of the expressed wish of members, both the CFA and the clubs identified in the attached document.
Our constitution is under attack and the aggrieved members believe the David John-Williams administration has grown comfortable in the expectation that CONCACAF and FIFA will provide support for this behavior and not intervene in these explosive issues.
The CFA seeks assistance from FIFA under the constitution of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, approved and sanctioned by FIFA, to have a representative sent to our country to act as an intermediary and to compel the Board of Management of the TTFA to resolve these two issues, and to respect the constitution and its members.
Without your intervention, Football will again disgrace Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean in the local and regional media and before the world.
Your urgent intervention is requested. Please note that the matters highlighted in the attached agenda are time sensitive, and require an urgent response and intervention.
General Secretary CFA
Cc: FIFA, CFU, Media
President- -Shymdeo Gosine, General Secretary Clynt Taylor, 1st Vice-President - Wendell Collymore, 2
nd Vice-President- Allan Logan Assistant, Secretary Administration, Jimmy Henry Asst. Sec Operations- -David Ramkhallawan Ordinary Member- -Raymond Superville Ordinary - Member- Anthony Jobes.