FIFA dissolves TTFA board, appoints normalisation committee to address debt crisis

By Sports Desk March 17, 2020
TTFA president William Wallace. TTFA president William Wallace.

World football’s governing body FIFA has taken charge of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) after dismissing the current board and putting a normalization committee in place.

According to a press release issued on Tuesday, the move follows a recent ‘fact-finding’ mission to the twin-island republic, where FIFA claims it was alarmed by the organisation’s massive debt but also what it called “extremely low overall financial management methods.”

The current William Wallace-led administration took office in November 2019, after dethroning David John-Williams, but must now play a secondary role as FIFA looks to normalize its affairs.  According to the document the role of the committee will be:

  1. To run the TTFA'S daily affairs
  2. To establish a debt repayment plan that is implementable by the TTFA
  3. To review and amend the TTFA Statutes (and other regulations where necessary) and to ensure their compliance with the FIFA Statutes and requirements before duly submitting them for approval to the TTFA Congress
  4. To organise and to conduct elections of a new TTFA Executive Committee for a four-year mandate.

The members of the committee, who will serve for no longer than 24 months, are yet to be revealed by FIFA.

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