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No word from FIFA on TT’s fate ahead of Congress

No word from FIFA on TT’s fate ahead of Congress


ROBERT Hadad, head of the FIFA-appointed normalisation committee, which replaced the William Wallace-led TT Football Association (TTFA) in March, is not sure if FIFA will decide today (Friday) whether or not they will suspend TT from all FIFA-organised internationals and competitions.

Wallace is the head of the United TTFA team that successfully challenged for leadership of the TTFA in November 2019.

Wallace and his vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan Joseph-Warrick and Joseph Sam Phillip, are challenging FIFA’s decision, on March 17, to remove the TTFA executive from office and install a normalisation committee, led by Hadad, to the TTFA’s debt of $50 million.

FIFA, on August 26, gave the United TTFA a deadline of September 16 to withdraw their case from the High Court and have it heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), or face disciplinary action (either a ban or suspension) at the FIFA Congress, which will take place virtually on Friday.

Wallace, on Tuesday, was adamant that the United TTFA was not backing down from their legal battle against FIFA.

Asked on Thursday, if he was aware of any decisions made during a FIFA Council meeting earlier in the day, Hadad replied, “I have not heard anything. I know (on Friday) we have the Congress. I really don’t know more than that.”

The Congress will begin at 9 am (TT time).

“The problem is I don’t know what’s going on and I’m in much as in the dark as you are,” Hadad added.


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