Jack Warner accused of of lobbying for a change of leadership in T&T Football

by November 28th, 2019

There are reports that former  vice-president Jack Warner successfully lobbied for a change of leadership at the Trinidad and Tobago football association (TTFA) as he seeks repayment of alleged loans.

The 76-year-old, who denies wrongdoing, was banned from football for life by FIFA in 2015 and is currently fighting extradition to the United States, where he has been charged with numerous corruption offences.

In July, it was revealed that Warner was suing the TTFA over nearly 16 mil­lion T&t dollars or $2.3 million in loans he claims he provided to the body while he was in charge.

The TTFA  is now under the leadership of a new president in William Wallace, who unseated incumbent David john-Williams by 26 votes to 20 this week.

According to reports Warner lobbied behind the scenes for Wallace.

The new president then reportedly said that one of his first acts would be talking to Warner about his claim against the TTFA.

Any lobbying by Warner would be a breach of his lifetime ban.

He lost an appeal against his extradition to the US in June, but has taken his case to the Privy Council in London. He has not left Trinidad and Tobago since he was named in the American indictment in May 2015 and remains on bail.