TTFA announces Anton Corneal as Technical Director

Isa takes up Director of Football position

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association today advises that it has retained the services of Anton Corneal as Technical Director of the FA for a two-year-period with an option to extend.

Corneal will take over the position previously held by Muhammad Isa who will now serve as Director of Football.

Corneal also previously held the position of Technical Director of the TTFA, being appointed in January, 2012, before taking up an appointment as FIFA Development Officer for part of the Caribbean.

Under his portfolio, Corneal will oversee the TTFA’s long term football development plan, with a special emphasis on the National Youth Teams; accreditation of Academies, registration of Coaches, research and Coach Education.

Muhammad Isa will assume the role of Director of Football and will be accountable for all aspects of the Grassroots and National Elite Programs which are fundamental to the future of football in Trinidad & Tobago. In addition, he will be the driving force for the community coaching program, and work closely with the Technical Director in setting up of the TTFA Technical Department and Centre. Muhammad Isa is no stranger to these roles having worked tirelessly over the last ten years, leading a  number of successful initiatives.

The FA is pleased to welcome Mr Corneal on board once again as it allows the organisation to tap into his expertise in the various areas of football development. He has a vast amount of experience in local football attained in his years of involvement with the different national teams.

In an immediate reaction, Corneal stated :” I have been in discussion with the TTFA, specifically with the President, on getting back involved in the programme and finding ways to bridge the gap in me not being there and working out a long term plan in the sense of off setting some of the monies owed and I think we came to a very amicable agreement.

“I have been asked to take up the position of technical Director really to help boost what is already happening and of course to structure a long term plan for the whole programme. both men and women and make sure it is a plan where we can get some level of success,” Corneal stated.

Muhammad Isa (left) is now the TTFA Director of Football.

Isa commented on his new position, describing it as a significant development for the FA.

“I feel honoured to have been elevated to a position as the Director of Football. It comes with a lot more responsibility but one that I am really looking forward to. We will continue the programmes with a lot more supervision and proper execution. I will also look forward to working together with Anton in developing the programmes and ensuring there is smooth transition,” Isa stated.