TTFF: Yorke represented World Cup team
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) has issued a statement about last Thursday's Top 50 Sporting Legends Awards Ceremony.
In a press release, yesterday, the TTFF said it "wishes to advise, that in being the governing body for football in this country, it received notification of the decision by the Organising and Selection Committee for the Top 50 Sporting Legends Awards Ceremony last week that the 2006 Trinidad and Tobago World Cup Team would be honoured for its achievements.
"The TTFF further wishes to state that it was notified by the Organising Committee of such and that a decision was taken that the captain of the team Dwight Yorke would receive the award on the team's behalf. At no time was there any discussion over which members should or should not be invited to the Dinner. At no point was there any further advice or discussion on all 24 members of the team being invited.
"Fellow national captain Russell Latapy," the release continued, "was invited due to his selection as one of the legends in football (apart from the 2006 World Cup team) and Shaka Hislop was invited on a personal level by a member of the Organising Committee.
"The TTFF regrets all misinterpretations."
In the press release, the TTFF also announced the cancellation of a training camp in Florida for the national men's under-20 team.
"The T&T team has qualified for the final round of Caribbean Under 20 qualification for the 2013 FIFA Under 20 World Cup, but the TTFF has regrettably been forced to put on hold all preparations of the Men's Under 20 and Under 17 teams due to a lack of funding."