Wallace: I was not mentally ready to sign

Former TTFA presxident William Wallace. -
Former TTFA presxident William Wallace. -

FORMER president of the TT Football Association (TTFA) and leader of the United TTFA William Wallace said he was not “mentally ready” to include his name on a media release saying that United TTFA decided to withdraw its legal matter against FIFA.

In an interview with Newsday, Wallace said, “I took a decision that I was not ready to sign any document, but if the team wanted to send one out that it (must) go out but I was not ready mentally to sign the document.”

A media release was sent by the United TTFA, at 1 pm, on Wednesday.

Wednesday was the United TTFA's deadline to withdraw their matter from the High Court.

The United TTFA release did not include the names of Wallace and Clynt Taylor. The release was issued by second vice-president Susan Joseph-Warrick, third vice-president Joseph Sam Phillip, Anthony Harford and Keith Look Loy.

The United TTFA is not considering taking the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Pressed more about why he was not ready to include his name, Wallace said, “When you say you are not ready mentally that is sometimes what you can’t explain because it is a mental thing. It is a sense of readiness you know.”

United TTFA was fighting FIFA’s decision to remove the executive of the United TTFA in March and appoint a normalisation committee to run local football. The normalisation committee is led by local businessman Robert Hadad.

FIFA was threatening to suspend TT if the United TTFA continued their fight against them.


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