A DAY after world governing body for football FIFA sanctioned TT, suspending it from international football, United TTFA sought to withdraw its withdrawal of its lawsuit against the FIFA.
In another twist to the legal battle, the William Wallace-led United TTFA remains adamant that its challenge should be played out in the local courts since it is a statutory body.
On Friday, United TTFA’s attorneys Dr Emir Crowne, Matthew Gayle, Crystal Paul and Jason Jones filed a notice to withdraw its application for permission to withdraw its claim which is set to be heard before Justice Carol Gobin in October.
On Wednesday, United TTFA missed its deadline by two minutes to withdraw the claim which challenges FIFA’s decision to appoint a normalisation committee in March to control the affairs of local football.
The TTFA’s ousted president, William Wallace, and his executives, said in his application on Wednesday, he was hesitant in agreeing to withdraw the legal matter against FIFA because the world football body will continue to have its way with TT football.
A TTFA membership meeting was held on Tuesday night, on the eve of FIFA's deadline, which allowed the TTFA membership to unofficially vote if they wanted the United TTFA to continue its court matter against FIFA.
A media release was sent by the United TTFA at 1 pm on Wednesday, confirming the decision to withdraw the matter.