Raymond Tim Kee, who will be contesting the presidency of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (T&TFF) at its general election on November 11, has denied rumours linking him to former TTFF special adviser and current Minister of National Security Jack Warner.
A press release from the corporate communications manager at R A Tim Kee Investment and Insurance Services Limited, noted that Tim Kee had “emphatically” denied any relationship with Warner, the former CONCACAF president, calling the allegations “malicious” and “totally uncalled for.”
The release which quotes Tim Kee, stated: “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.”
Tim Kee noted he had been out of football for three years. “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.’”
He continued: “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, who served as first vice-president of the Federation for a number of years, also expressed concern that employees of the federation are openly campaigning for candidates by “soliciting” delegates and planning platform meetings. “This behaviour can only be described as unethical and immoral and should cease immediately,” said the Guardian Life executive, adding that employees should remain neutral in order to ensure a free and fair election.
Tim Kee will contest the election along with Carib Brewery events manager Colin Murray. Interim President Lennox Watson has pulled out of the race.