TTFF election heats up
Raymond Tim Kee is alleging unethical practices in the lead up to the long-awaited Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) election, which takes place on November 11 at the Cascadia Hotel. A former TTFF vice-president, Tim Kee is contesting the post of president against Carib Brewery marketing manager Colin Murray. The presidency is the only position being contested, while the rest of the executive remains intact. However, once elected, the new president has the constitutional right to select his own general secretary.
Four of the six regional associations are rumoured to be pledging their support to Tim Kee. But, as the election date draws near, frontrunner Tim Kee is alleging that there is a deliberate and sinister effort to link him to former TTFF special adviser, Jack Warner. Tim Kee is also accusing some TTFF employees of openly campaigning.
"This behaviour can only be described as unethical and immoral and should cease immediately. Appointed and employed officers of the Federation should remain neutral in order to ensure a free and fair election. Promises of continued employment should not sway those in sensitive positions from acting in an honorable manner," Tim Kee said in a release.
He also denied any connection to Warner.
"One of the main reasons which influenced my decision to contest the election is the fact that Mr Warner is no longer in the TTFF, CFU, CONCACAF or FIFA, and has in fact resigned from all football bodies.
"It is ironic that I have been out and away from football for three years, and those who were in the bowels of the administration with Mr Warner can now attempt to identify me as status quo," said Tim Kee, who is rumoured to have left the Federation after a falling out with Warner.
"Those who serve to perpetrate this falsehood fully know the circumstances surrounding my departure from the TTFF executive, and should refrain from trying to sully a reputation which I have worked hard to build."
Tim Kee reiterated that if elected, he is prepared to work with all to ensure that T&T football returns to a state of accountability and transparency, while ensuring development at all levels.