TTFA vice-president blames former administration for lawsuits avalanche

By Sports Desk December 23, 2018
Members of the T&T Futsal team Members of the T&T Futsal team

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association vice president Ewing Davis has blamed several of the association’s current legal woes on the previous administration.

The TTFA has found itself in a financial bind in recent times having been hit with several high-profile lawsuits.  Most recently, the association was ordered to pay US$ 70,188.79 (TT$475,743) in unpaid match fees, salaries and per diems to the Futsal team, which took part in the 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship.  However, on the horizon are also non-payment lawsuits from Stephen Hart, Carolina Morace (both former coaches), Anton Corneal and Sheldon Walkes (present and past technical directors).

The TFFA is also reportedly in arrears with the current crop of players, who have according to reports, not been paid since October of last year.

"Lots of things that are coming to us are things that happened with Raymond Tim Kee. Mr Tim Kee made promises to people and did not deliver,” Davis told the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.

“However, David is in office and if this is football, then fine, but I cannot say that this could have been avoided. I don't think Raymond had spoken to us about the commitments he had to anybody,” he added.

The official also claimed to be unaware of the plight of the current crop of players, who have claimed to be unable to get a suitable response from the association.

"I am not aware, so I cannot respond to that."

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