T&T’s football authorities “working on Christmas money for coaches”

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Robert Hadad head of the Normalization Committee in charge of football in Trinidad and Tobago

Robert Hadad, head of the Normalization Committee in charge of football in Trinidad and Tobago presently, said on Tuesday national coaches, players, members of the administrative office and technical staff will be paid for Christmas.  

Hadad, who has been in the hot seat since March 27, said his committee, consisting of former banker Nigel Romano and attorney Judy Daniel, has been working hard daily to solve a number of the current issues that are affecting the sport. 

One of the major problems is payment of salaries to players, staff and coaches which he assured has already been addressed. Hadad said all payment documents for all parties have already been submitted to the sport’s world governing body FIFA for payment to be made before Christmas. 

The coaches have not been paid since they started their contracts in December 2019 and January 2020, under former president William Wallace. 

Some coaches, it is understood, are engaged on contract while others received letters of agreement which expired at the end of August. 

Meanwhile, Hadad revealed that work has begun on a debt repayment plan. The TTFA has been crippled by debt which is said to be between $70-80 million. Hadad noted that a holistic role to lift the sport to its former glory is underway.