T&T FA Clears Debt

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Jamaica Gleaner


The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has cleared its debt with the governing Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA).

President of the TTFA Oliver Camps said the last of the outstanding debt of just over 14,000 dollars (US) was paid following an arrangement with the world soccer body. The deal was negotiated on TTFA's behalf by Austin "Jack" Warner, a vice president of FIFA.

Payment of the amount was made possible by participants of a FIFA/Coco-Cola Futuro course which begins here on Wednesday October 13 at the National Stadium.

Following Warner's advice course participants agreed to donate their 13,000 U.S. dollars in accommodation fees to the association, to clear the debt owed to FIFA.

As a result of their financial standing with FIFA, the TTFA is now qualified to participate in the distribution of World Cup tickets for next year in the United States.

The TTFA's general council has in the meantime approved the appointment of Richard Jackman, Chairman of the Airports Authority, as head of a new finance committee by a 13-2 vote.