Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (TTFRA) vice-president Osmond Downer, one of the framers of the TTFA’s constitution, has defended president William Wallace’s decision to legally challenge Fifa’s attempt to remove him, based on his perception of natural justice and the governing body’s own statutes.
ATTORNEY Matthew Gayle wants to know FIFA’s “real motive” behind appointing a normalisation committee to the TT Football Association (TTFA). This was his response to news that the world governing body for football agreed to help the Zimbabwean Football Association (ZIFA) clear its debt.
KEITH LOOK Loy, technical committee chairman of the TT Football Association (TTFA) has described as cynical and hypocritical FIFA's agreement to “bail out” the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) of its US$10 million debt.
“[…] United TTFA states for the public record that the real reason for Fifa’s unwarranted and illegal interference in TTFA’s internal business is its desire to cover up the financial mismanagement and illegal actions of the last administration:
The administrators of T&T football, the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee which is headed by its chairman Robert Hadad and comprises retired banker Nigel Romano and Attorney Judy Daniel, could be bracing for the backlash if the Avec Sports deal is not honoured.
New information suggests that FIFA decided to “normalise” the newly elected board at the Trinidad & Tobago Football Association after just two months. If this indeed turns out to be the case, Gianni Infantino could face real trouble.
WEAK LEADERSHIP has left Caribbean football divided and at the mercy of world powers.
FIFA has not responded.
I refer to my letter to the editor (Express, May 15) on the situation of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) and their spat with FIFA, where I commented on the futility of TTFA’s stance and sought to put the right context to the comments made by Colin Murray (on the moral authority of FIFA) and the non-relevance this has to the particulars of this TTFA vs FIFA issue.