Warner calls for sacking of TTFA boss

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Disgraced former CONCACAF president Jack Warner says nothing short of the axing of FA chief David John-Williams can atone for the embarrassment of Tom Saintfiet’s resignation after just five weeks as national head coach.”The person who should be fired is David John-Williams,” the usually outspoken Warner told the News day newspaper here.”They should fire him now. The guy has poor judgement; he doesn’t understand football. He believes football is, of course, like NescafÈ – quick fix. He doesn’t know that in football, there is no quick fix.”There is instant coffee, there is instant chocolate, there is no instant in football.”Saintfiet lasted just four games in charge of Trinidad and Tobago’s senior men’s team, winning just one and losing three before calling it quits last Tuesday.NO SUPPORTIn a statement, the 43-year-old Belgian said he had received no support from the local FA and had his appointment “double-guessed” by John-Williams from the first day.Saintfiet replaced the popular Stephen Hart, who was sacked last November, but the TTFA now find themselves hunting for yet another coach, two months before their next CONCACAF final- round qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Warner, who served as a long-time special advisor to the TTFA, also questioned whether Saintfiet really resigned or if he was pushed.”I feel like he and Williams came to some agreement whereby he would resign and save Williams the embarrassment,” said Warner, a former powerful vice-president of football’s world governing body, FIFA.”But the fact is he was fired … and they are dressing it up as if it was a resignation.”Saintfiet had been tasked with reviving T&T fortunes in World Cup qualifying, after they lost their opening games to Costa Rica and Honduras last November.last_img read more

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Another standoff brewing?

first_imgDear Editor,Is there another standoff between management and workers brewing similar to the one which occurred some months ago? (‘Goldfield refuses to meet with “unrecognised” unions’ – Guyana Times, May 28, 2019).The authorities responsible for labour matters should take all necessary steps to ensure this does not happen,  especially in view of the ill-conceived notion that workers reached out to the unrecognised union rather that the Labour Department as an indication of ‘a lack of faith in the Government taking action’.Sincerely,ShamshunMohamedlast_img read more

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Alleged chain snatcher, bike thief on bail

first_imgTwo men accused of larceny found themselves before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday.Anthony Persaud, 24, of Lot 28 Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown and Travis McKenzie of Lot 10 B Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown both denied the separate charges.It was alleged that on September 20, 2018 at South Road, Georgetown, Persaud robbed Avil Covlin of a gold chain valued $38,000.The Police Prosecutor had no objections to bail. Magistrate Azore released Persaud on $35,000 bail. The case will continue on October 24, 2018.Meanwhile, it was alleged that 38-year-old McKenzie stole a blue motorcycle valued $175,000, property of Davita Richardson, on July 8, 2018 at the Georgetown seawall.An unrepresented McKenzie in an explanation told the court that he was a father of six children and was the sole provider of his family.The Police Prosecutor made no objections to bail and the Magistrate released him on $25,000 bail. The case will continue on October 25, 2018.last_img read more

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