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Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe presents a cheque to Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) Board Member, Mr. Wayne Cunningham and Manager of the Women’s National Football Team, Ms. Jinelle James.

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Port of Spain, September 28, 2018: The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, today, presented a cheque in the sum of TT$429,626. to Mr. Wayne Cunningham, Board Member - Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) and Ms. Jinelle James, Manager -Women’s National Football Team, at the Ministry’s Head Office in St. Clair.

The Ministry, through the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SPORTT), decided to provide the total sum requested to assist the Women’s Football Team in their participation at the World Cup Qualifiers, in North Carolina, USA.

Notwithstanding the commitment made by TTFA to pay outstanding retainer fees to the players before their departure, the TTFA has informed the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs (MSYA), that at this time, the female players are still owed retainer fees for the month of August and the TTFA is currently liaising with the CONCACAF to provide all outstanding payments to the players. TTFA anticipates that payment will be issued to all relevant players within the next two (2) weeks.

Minister Cudjoe reminded the TTFA officials of the importance of the players’ welfare. She also extended best wishes to the team as they are set to travel tomorrow, Saturday September 29, 2018.

The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs wishes the team every success as they represent Trinidad and Tobago in the World Cup Qualifiers.

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