DISGRACED FIFA MAN, WARNER, INSTALLS NEW PRESIDENT AT HOME FEDERATION

BY DAN PALMER.

Disgraced former FIFA 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, reports have claimed.

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 is suing the TTFA over nearly TTD16 mil­lion (£1.9 million/$2.3 million/€2.1 million) in loans he claims he provided to the body while at its helm.

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.

Three new vice-presidents were also elected at the organisation as part of the United TTFA group.

According to insideworldfootball, 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.

-insidethegames