OUSTED TTFA (TT Football Association) president William Wallace has vowed not to participate in the September 15 EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting), called by the Robert Hadad-chaired normalisation committee.
This meeting will deal with the United TTFA’s court battle against FIFA and whether the legal issue should continue in the High Court.
Wallace and his executive (vice-presidents Clynt Taylor, Susan Joseph-Warrick and Joseph Sam Phillip) were removed by FIFA and replaced by the normalisation committee on March 17 due to the TTFA’s mounting debt of $50 million.
Wallace said, on Monday, “I definitely would not be participating in the meeting.”
According to the former president of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), “As far as I’m concerned, the meeting is unconstitutional. The very issue that we’re dealing with is before the courts, in terms of the normalisation committee and whether the normalisation committee has any locus standi.
“As far as we’re concerned, no,” he continued.
“So how can they invite us to a meeting? If I go to the meeting, I’m going to legitimise the whole process.
“If members need to have a discussion, then we can find another forum.”
Some members of the TTFA have said that Wallace should attend the meeting to state emphatically if he stands for a potential ban of TT football by FIFA if the matter is not withdrawn from the local court. he should withdraw his case against FIFA.
Wallace noted, “If my position is that I do not recognise the normalisation committee, and the court (ruling by Justice Carol Gobin) indicated that, to a partial extent, how can I be invited by that same committee that I’m challenging, to go to a meeting? I’m going to legitimise the meeting and his position, and that I would not do.”