Sheldon Phillips, the sacked former general secretary of T&T Football Association (TTFA), is set to be one of two independent members on a commission to steer football forward.
Seven members will make up the commission, two from the T&T Super League (TTSL) and the T&T Pro League and as many independents. There will also be one member of the TTFA.
Guardian Media Sports learned that Keith Look Loy, the TTSL's representative on the board of directors of the TTFA, will again represent the interest of his league, along with Terry Joseph, the Bethel United owner and manager.
Central FC's Brent Sancho and Jamal Shabazz (Morvant Caledonia United) have been chosen to be the Pro League's representatives while Phillips has been joined by businessman Lyndsay Gillette as the independents. Meanwhile, Anthony Moore, president of the Tobago Football Association (TFA) was picked as the football association's member.
Phillips' name was among at least five that have been proposed by members of the commission and Guardian Media Sports understands he is set to get the nod when the commission meets again next Wednesday at a venue in Port-of-Spain.
The commission meets weekly to position the sport on a stable and profitable footing in the future and according to Sancho, the meetings have been very fruitful so far.
However, he made it clear there is still a lot of work to be done if the July 3 start of the new first tier league is to be kept, as well as the commencement of the second tier competition which is set for June 7.
Sancho said in addition to deciding on the names of the two competitions, the composition of them also need to be sorted out with compliance issues still to be addressed.
Clubs desirous of participating in the league must be TTFA/CONCACAF/FIFA compliant. Last year, 11 teams in the TTSL were rejected for being non-compliant which allowed the TTSL to be contested in only one division with 13 teams from its initial 24 in two divisions.
Sancho believes the commission also has to decide on putting out a proper legal framework for the leagues, ensure the right people are recruited, the rules and regulations by which the leagues will be run are precise and in-depth and the proper decisions are made with respect to ensuring the leagues are competitive internationally.