(Trinidad Guardian) The T&T Football Association (TTFA) has been officially suspended as a member of the world governing body FIFA with immediate effect and until further notice.
The ruling means that T&T cannot participte in any FIFA tournaments, events or programme anywhere in the world until the suspension is lifted.
T&T was looking forward to participating in next year’s Gold Cup tournament in the United States and the upcoming World Cup qualifiers in March 2021.
The ruling follows a decision by the former TTFA executive to challenge in court, FIFA’s right to appoint a Normalisation Committee to manage the affairs of football in T&T.
FIFA had called on the TTFA to withdraw the matter from the High Court but although a decision was taken to do so late Tuesday night, the withdrawal did not come in time to meet FIFA’s ultimatum of September 23.
In Thursday’s letter of suspension signed by FIFA’s general secretary Fatma Samoura read in part:
“We inform you that, based on the decision taken by the Bureau of the FIFA Council on 24 September 2020, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has been suspended with immediate effect and until further notice, in accordance with article 16 of the FIFA statutes.