Defence Force, Guaya United and Moruga FC are three of 11 teams that are yet to received their first-tranche of $25, 600 for their participation in the T&T Football Association- sanctioned League of Champions.
Yesterday Randy Hagley, the Guaya United boss said his cheque was cancelled by someone from the football association after he refused to return it upon a request by the TTFA.
The League was initially given the go-ahead by the then David John-Williams-led football association to run for two years, before the William Wallace-led administration stopped it upon their successful election as the sports new administrators, citing a lack of funds.
But the TTFA Board reverse its decision upon consultation with the world governing body for football - FIFA.
Hagley said monies from the FIFA Forward Project was approved for it.
However, on Wednesday, a vice president from the TTFA, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the TTFA sought advice from the world governing body for football (FIFA) regarding the alleged wrongful use of the FIFA Forward funds for a purpose it was not originally given.
He told Guardian Media Sports the FIFA Forward funds were given for the FIFA/UEFA-recommended T-League, which was set to be the premier football competition in T&T. It was also expected to be on par with some of the top European Leagues, such as in England, Spain, Italy and France etc.
According to the TTFA executive, "David John-Williams used it for the wrong purpose, and therefore we were told that no more money would have been forthcoming for the League of Champions. It is up to the TTFA to sanction the LOC or not, but if it is not sanctioned, then the football association will have to take back the monies given to the clubs," the source said.
He added, "Now if the League is sanctioned, then the TTFA will have to source its funds to pay the clubs. However, we at the TTFA have decided that the tournament will go only for one round."
Although the T&TFA official said the clubs would run its own competition, a fixture of the final round showed it was made up by the football association.
Upon being given the first tranche of $25,600, the clubs are to receive another payment of $12,250 and the remaining amount of an overall total of $51,000, at the end of the second round.
Hagley said a meeting of the football association, the T&T Pro League clubs and the T&T Super League was scheduled to be held yesterday to determine if the LOC will have a second round.
The final round of matches in the first round began yesterday with Youth Stars of Tobago holding Defence Force to a 1-1 tie at Bethel Grounds in the lone fixture.
The other matches will be held on Sunday. They include Guaya United coming up against Police at New Lands Ground, Guayaguayare: Miscellaneous Laventille versus Central Soccer World at St Mary's Ground, St Mary's: Moruga FC coming up against 1976 Phoenix at Caanan Recreation Ground: and Matura ReUnited up against Harlem Strikers at St Mary's Ground, St Mary's.
Youth Stars 1 v Defence Force 1, Bethel Grounds.
Upcoming Fixtures (Sunday-Feb-02)
Guaya United v Police FC, New Lands Ground, Guayaguayare;
Miscellaneous Laventille v Central Soccer World, St Mary's Ground, St Mary's;
Moruga FC v 1976 Phoenix FC, Caanan Recreation Ground;
Matura ReUnited v Harlem Strikers, St Mary's Ground, St Mary's.