Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:24

TTFA, players find way forward

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The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has announced that following lengthy discussions with the National Senior Men's Team Players' Representatives, a way forward has been agreed.

In a media release on Monday, the TTFA announced that the new administration looks forward to a swift conclusion to the negotiations.

The National Senior Players threatened to boycott the Copa America Centenario play-off match in January over unpaid match fees.

Here is the full media release:

Following lengthy discussions between the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and the National Senior Men’s Team Players’ Representatives, a way forward has been agreed.

The TTFA would like to thank the Players representatives for their candour and maturity in the conduct of these difficult discussions. They fully appreciated the state of the Association and demonstrated, in a very tangible way, their concern for the development and sustainability of the local game.

All parties undertook to respect the sensitivity of the matters under discussion and therefore we will not be putting the details of what was agreed in the public domain.

As stated previously, the TTFA will develop and consult on a policy that addresses the entitlement to, computation and timely payment of match fees so that a similar situation does not arise again.

There are a number of concerns raised by the players which we have undertaken to address immediately. The new administration at the TTFA looks forward to a very meaningful discussion and, most importantly, a swift conclusion.

The TTFA would like to take this opportunity to express its appreciation for the confidentiality in which these discussions were conducted.

All parties regard the matter of match fees for past games as closed. Stephen Hart, the Senior Team Head Coach, now has the opportunity to select the best possible team from the players available for the COPA America qualifier versus Haiti in Panama City on January 8, 2016.

Mr Hart will subsequently announce his 23-man squad in the coming days prior to the start of a live-in training camp in Trinidad starting on December 27th.

(Release ends)


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