Former Trinidad and Tobago defender and current acting Chairman of the TT Pro League, Brent Sancho has been appointed to the FIFA Tribunal Players’ Status Chamber on a four-year term beginning October 1st 2021.
Sancho is also the owner of TT Pro League team, Central FC and is the lone Caribbean representative in the 32-member committee.
The role of the Players’ Status Chamber (PSC) is to establish and monitor compliance with the regulations concerning the status and transfer of players as well as determining the status of players for various FIFA competitions. Its jurisdiction is set out in the regulations concerning the status and transfer of players.
According to Article 54 of the FIFA Statutes, the Football Tribunal shall pass decisions relating to football-related disputes and regulatory applications.
The main areas are Dispute Resolution Chamber; Players’ Status Chamber; Agents Chamber.
The functions of the Football Tribunal are governed by the procedural rules governing it as issued by the FIFA Council.
Sancho commented on his new job, “It is indeed an honour to receive this appointment. It’s an opportunity to offer representation and to continue to serve the sport, my country and the region on a whole.” Central defender, Sancho earned 46 caps over a seven year period (1999-2006) for the Soca Warriors. In the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he was the unfortunate own-goal scorer in the last match of the group stage against Paraguay. His professional career spanned from Charleston Battery and Portland Timbers in the US to Dundee and Gillingham in the UK. He also served briefly as the Minister of Sport in Trinidad & Tobago in 2015.