Tue, Jul

Former TTPFL CEO, Colin Wharfe

The Trinidad and Tobago Premier Football League (TTPFL) looks set to appoint a new CEO in the coming weeks, as outgoing CEO Colin Wharfe confirmed his resignation from the organisation to Newsday on July 1.

On July 1, the TTFA issued a release saying it was “accepting applications for various positions within the FA and the TTPFL.”

The vacant positions included the head coaching posts for the national women’s football team, as well as the under-20 men’s and under-23 men’s football teams. The women’s team post was held by former Police FC coach Richard Hood, who most recently led a youthful squad to the Caribbean Queen’s invitational football tournament in Curacao from May 28-June 3.

The men’s under-20 and under-23 head coach position was held by Brian Haynes, who oversaw the T&T under-20 team for the Concacaf men’s under-20 qualifiers earlier this year. With T&T hosting a group that included Canada, Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines, they were unable to advance to the main draw of the competition.

The other two posts for which the TTFA is  accepting applications are those of CEO and marketing officer.

Wharfe said he sent his resignation letter to TTFA president Kieron Edwards on the morning of July 1, with TTFA general secretary Kareem Paul also copied on the letter.

"Simultaneously, the general secretary (Kareem Paul) was sending me a letter indicating that the executive wanted to move in another direction," Wharfe told Newsday.

Edwards ascended to the TTFA presidential seat on April 13 when he defeated Wharfe by a 38-19 margin.

By the end of July, Wharfe will no longer be at the helm of the TTPFL, which concluded its second season on Saturday with the staging of the TTPFL tier two final.

SOURCE: T&T Newsday