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Concacaf president Webb visits T&T
Fifa vice president and Concacaf president Jeffrey Webb has expressed his satisfaction with plans presented by the T&T Football Association (TTFA) ensuring the sport’s local development, following his first official trip to T&T.
Webb was in T&T for only five hours on Tuesday, but met with President Anthony Carmona and TTFA president Raymond Tim Kee, along with other senior government officials.
Also present was FIFA development officer, Howard McIntosh, TTFA general secretary Sheldon Phillips and Sebastien Paddington, Sport Company of T&T (SporTT) chairman.
Giving his assessment of the country’s plans for football development, Webb said, “Trinidad and Tobago has a legacy to maintain as one of the Caribbean’s best, and I am certain that, with a continued focus on training and forward planning, performances on the pitch and improvements to the TTFA administration will be realized in the near future.”
TTFA President Raymond Tim Kee expressed thanks to Webb for his continued support and encouragement.
“We were indeed very pleased and honoured to host president Webb in Port-of-Spain today,” said Tim Kee. “His presence gave us the opportunity to engage in talks with the president of the Republic, Mr Carmona and other stakeholders for the ongoing development of our football. This will go a long way for us.”
Tim Kee added: “What Mr Webb said to us was in fact very encouraging as he made it known that Trinidad and Tobago is viewed as one of the leading nations in the region and that while the Fifa and Concacaf are aware of the challenging conditions with which we have been faced with, they have also taken note of the strides that we have made over the past year or so and they are expecting even greater progress in the months ahead.”