UNLESS a sponsor comes forward with US$165,000 in the next two weeks, Trinidad and Tobago teams will not participate in upcoming men’s and women’s Olympic football qualifying competitions.
Yesterday, Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) director Richard Quan Chan announced at an Ato Boldon Stadium media briefing that the local governing body was having difficulty funding the two national teams.
In the absence of government funding, the TTFA was also unable to garner support from the business sector. An effort to get Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee to help was also unsuccessful.
Quan Chan hinted it might not be feasible to prepare a men’s Under-23 team at this stage. The men’s competition begins in July. The women’s competition starts in October. None of the teams are currently in training.