FIFA scores major legal victory over ousted TTFA executive

Football's world governing body FIFA on Friday secured a major victory over the ousted Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) executive. This, as the ruling came down in their appeal against two High Court verdicts from August 13 and October 13.

The Court of Appeal set aside a ruling by High Court judge Carol Gobin that FIFA's removal of the William Wallace-led TTFA executive was "illegal null and void and of no effect".

The appeal also ruled that Wallace's United TTFA should to pay legal costs. On March 13, Wallace and his vice-presidents were removed by FIFA, which appointed a normalization committee, due to its poor financial state.

Wallace initially turned to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS0, for adjudication, but after complaining of bias by the Swiss-based body, changed course and instead filed documents at the Port of Spain High Court in May.

Prior to Friday's decision, Wallace had said that if the ruling went against him, he would end all legal challenges against FIFA.


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