PORT OF SPAIN: Former Trinidad & Tobago international players and 15 policeman have seized assets from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation after it failed to pay a court settlement for cash owed from the 2006 World Cup.
Some 13 players, including Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones and Arbroath’s Collin Samuel plus former Premier League players Shaka Hislop and Stern John, are owed a share of $724,000.
The TTFF’s failure to pay up saw their headquarters raided and two truckloads of assets taken away for auction including computers, desks, refrigerators, microwaves, uniforms, and beer crates.
The players were promised half of all revenue from Trinidad’s appearance in the 2006 World Cup finals – where they played England, Sweden and Paraguay – by ex-FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, the TTFF’s former special advisor who resigned from football last year after a bribery scandal.
Warner later offered the Soca Warriors $880 each and they reacted by taking the TTFF to court.