TTFA meets with US Embassy Consular Chief, Panama Ambassador

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association wishes to advise all stakeholders that two recent meetings were held with the Ambassador of Panama, His Excellency Luis Cigarruista Vargas, on his invitation at the Embassy of the Republic of Panama, St Clair, Port of Spain on August 14th, 2018. TTFA officials also met with Consular Chief Tim Swanson of the US Embassy at its Port of Spain offices late last month.

Attending the meeting with the Ambassador of Panama on the FA’s behalf was General Secretary Justin Latapy-George.

According to Latapy-George, “His Excellency was particularly interested in Exchange Programmes, All Star Games and Training and Development that included Language as an element. His Excellency was very open about his expectations and will now engage persons within his networks so we can forge forward with planning and agreeing on a defined partnership.”

Also meeting with the Panamanian Ambassador was Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) General Secretary Azaad Mohammed-Khan upon invitation, as discussions were also held  around support and collaborations with the SSFL.

At right is Consular Chief Tim Swanson during a meeting with TTFA General Secretary Justin Latapy-George (left) and Under 20 Men’s Team Manager Alexandrine Elliot-Procope.

The FA also wishes to advise that Consular Chief Tim Swanson met with Latapy-George and Manager of the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Under 20 Team Alexandrine Elliot-Procupe on August 29th at the US Embassy, Port of Spain to discuss the visa process and requirements for the team members traveling to the United States for future tournaments. The next set of T&T national team slated to travel are the Women’s Senior Team for the CONCACAF Final round of Women’s Qualifying in October and the Men’s Under 20 team for the CONCACAF qualifiers in Florida in November.

Latapy-George wishes to thank the Embassy for facilitating the meeting and providing guidance.

His Excellency Luis Cigarruista Vargas (at left) with TTFA General Secretary Justin Latapy-George (right) and Azaad Mohammed-Khan, General Secretary of the Secondary Schools Football League. Photo at top shows Latapy-George and His Excellency shortly following a presentation of a TTFA pennant to the Mr Vargas.