Ex FIFA veep sues T&T FA $2.3m

Disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner is suing the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) over nearly $2.3m in loans he claims he provided to the body while at its helm.

Warner alleged the TTFA had acknowledged the loans but had not repaid them, as reported by the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, with a lawsuit filed at Port-of-Spain High Court.

The newspaper reported that Warner’s court filings claimed to have provided loans over 15 years, with the money “al­leged­ly used to cov­er the as­so­ci­a­tion’s ex­pens­es, in­clud­ing the suc­cess­ful 2006 World Cup qual­i­fi­ca­tion cam­paign”.

It is claimed that the TTFA acknowledged the debt in its financial statements between 2007 and 2012, while TTFA President Raymond Tim Kee reportedly wrote to Warner to assure him the money would be paid back when the cash-strapped association’s financial position improved. Warn­er is “seek­ing re­pay­ment of the mon­ey ad­vanced, plus in­ter­est cal­cu­lat­ed us­ing a prime com­mer­cial lend­ing rate”, according to the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian.–Insidethegames

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