Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) head Raymond Tim Kee wasted no time and immediately sent a letter of thanks to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday for paying the Soca Warriors US$1.3 million.
Tim Kee expressed gratitude for the Prime Minister’s gesture as he pointed out that it has been 11 months since the TTFA and the Government have been in discussions about the outstanding debt owed to the Soca Warriors.
“Records will indicate, our initial efforts focused on the invaluable role Government can play in making football relevant again in Trinidad and Tobago, starting with addressing the vexing issue surrounding the debts owed to the ’06 Warriors and others such as Russell Latapy and other members of our technical staff,” stated Tim Kee.
He stated further that the sport of football plays an immeasurable role in this nation and the rest of the world as the world’s most popular sport.
Tim Kee stated that the attention commanded by the World Cup in Brazil further underscores the depth and reach of the sport.
“As the entity recognised by FIFA to govern football in Trinidad and Tobago, we are particularly pleased that after months of discussion between our organisation and the Government...football in Trinidad and Tobago will thrive as a result of your benevolence,” he added.