Saturday 24 October, 2020

Salaries for TTFA coaches in limbo

William Wallace was elected President of the TTFA in November 2019. His executive was removed from office by FIFA in March 2020.

William Wallace was elected President of the TTFA in November 2019. His executive was removed from office by FIFA in March 2020.

The technical staff of the Trinidad and Tobago football team have written to the United TTFA group for assistance in getting their salaries paid.

The technical staff indicated in their letter to the United TTFA that their month-long negotiations with the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee over unpaid salaries have reached an impasse.

In their letter, the technical staff, identified as the Coaches Steering Committee, stated: "On Saturday 26th September, however, we were informed by the Normalisation Committee that FIFA is unwilling to make these payments because of the reinstated court action by the United TTFA."

FIFA removed the William Wallace-led administration earlier this year and replaced it with a Normalisation Committee.

The world governing body for football last week suspended the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association after they did not observe a deadline imposed by FIFA to end a legal challenge against the appointment of the Normalisation Committee. 

The Coaches Steering Committee appealed to the United TTFA for their assistance in the matter.

"We, the national staff members, would appreciate hearing from you how you can assist us with regard to our remuneration in the existing circumstances," the media release stated. 

The United TTFA has previously stated that they were not opposed to the office staff and coaches being paid by FIFA or Concacaf. 

The members of the technical staff include Wayne Sheppard, Clayton Morris, Richard Hood, Angus Eve, and Jefferson George. 

The United TTFA is yet to respond to the letter by the Coaches Steering Committee. 

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