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'Blatant and outright lies' - 'Jack' Warner dismisses newspaper articles about Centre of Excellence

Published:Thursday | April 17, 2014 | 2:55 PM

Former football executive Austin ‘Jack’ Warner has dismissed as political, a newspaper article that CONCACAF was seeking compensation from him over the purchase of the Centre of Excellence in Trinidad.



Media reports in T&T said that CONCACAF had filed three documents in the country’s High Court challenging Warner’s rights to ownership of the Centre, which also comprises a Stadium and a swimming pool.



The media said Warner, a former national security minister, is reported to be seeking a purchaser for the Centre of Excellence on the international market.



Warner has claimed the land on which the Centre of Excellence stands was a gift from former FIFA president Joao Havelange.



However, in a statement, Warner says he had been aware of the newspaper article by former Cabinet colleagues long before it was published.



He described the articles as nothing more than blatant and outright lies.



Warner says he would sell all his worldly possessions for one dollar to anyone who can come forward with evidence to support that the Centre is being sold by him to any consortium of businessmen, local or foreign.



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