Trinidad receive cash boost
Bermuda’s World Cup opponents Trinidad have received a cash boost from their Government who have agreed to invest heavily in the Soca Warriors’ World Cup campaign.
Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) had been struggling to fund their bid to reach Brazil 2014 since the demise of their chief financier Jack Warner FIFA’s former vice-president.
However, a deal has been struck between the TTFF and the Trinidad Government’s Ministry of Sport, which could see up to $14 million per year ploughed into the Soca Warriors’ qualifying mission.
As part of the agreement, the TTFF have relinquished their control over how the World Cup funds are spent, with management consultants All Sports Promotions taking charge of marketing.
In turn, the new marketing managers have set up a high-powered authorisation committee, containing accountants and economists, to handle many aspects of the World Cup funding. The authorisation committee alone will decide how funds are used.
Trinidad Sport Minister Anil Roberts said: “Once I argue well, there could be $10-14 million per year for Brazil 2014.
“Whatever happens, football development across the country will be handled by the Government. Football is the number one sport in the country.”
Devarr Boyles’ Bermuda side take on Trinidad away on September 2.