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No insurance, water, sewerage, fire extinguishers: gov’t reveals extensive Home of Football shortcomings.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) Home of Football was opened under former president David John-Williams and housed international athletes without a range of amenities including: public liability insurance, fire extinguishers, a proper water supply, an adequate sewerage system, washing machines and dryers and internet.

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Captains butt heads over wages.

CHAIRMAN of the TT Football Association (TTFA) normalisation committee Robert Hadad and embattled TTFA president William Wallace have openly differed on how TTFA staff members (administrative and coaching) will receive their outstanding salaries.

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TTFA Act of Parliament vs FIFA statutes.

Since FIFA's decision on March 17 to replace president William Wallace and his three vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan Joseph-Warrick and Joseph Sam Phillip as the executive of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) with a normalisation committee, lawyers representing the quartet have stated that only the TTFA constitution can remove them from an elected office, which is bound by an Act of Parliament (The Act 17 of 1982 which be cited as The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (Incorporation) Act, 1982).

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FIFA's crude and ruthless attack on TTFA.

Dear Editor,

The familiar crude and ruthless attempt by FIFA to install a 'Normalisation Committee' should be seen by all as, ironically, an attempt to normalise FIFA's corrupt culture in the TTFA. There is nothing benevolent about this move. Certainly, if this were the case, FIFA would have done that even before the Williams regime. This is nothing short of FIFA saying and demonstrating, in its normal autocratic and iron-fisted way, that it must be their man of business running the show. This is the way FIFA has controlled and corrupted football internationally for years, and we should not believe that recent charges, arrests and convictions have changed this 'Corona' culture.

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To avoid a legal challenge in the local courts over the status of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) accounts, Guardian Media Sports has been reliably informed that the FIFA Normalisation Committee will be exploring other avenues where FIFA and CONCACAF can make funding accessible to it so the committee can carry out its responsibilities.

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