The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has extended most profound condolences to the family of Oliver Camps following news of his death yesterday. The former TTFA President was admitted to St Clair Medical on Boxing Day and passed just after midday. He was 87.
Current TTFA President David John-Williams expressed his sympathy on the former President’s passing, saying: “On behalf of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and the local footballing fraternity, I express my sincere sympathy and condolences for the loss of Oliver Camps, a past President of the local governing body for football.”
“Mr Camps was a gentleman and longstanding servant to football whose career spanned over four decades from his time as a manager of our senior men’s team during the 1974 and 1990 World Cup qualifying campaigns to his tenure as President which began in 1992. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Camps family,” John-Williams stated.
Camps served as President of the local governing body between 1992 to 2012. He was also the Team Manager of the National Senior Men’s team during the 1974 and 1990 World Cup qualifying campaigns.
Camps was also at the helm of the TTFA during the team’s qualification for the 2006 World Cup as well as the U-17 and U-20 World Cup qualifications in 2007 and 2009. He was also President and chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the 2001 FIFA Under 17 Men’s World Cup and the 2010 FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup, both hosted here in T&T.
Clayton Morris, the former Stike Squad captain, said: “Mr Camps as the manager of the Strike Squad under my captaincy and he brought about commitment and dedication to all under his leadership.
“He made sure every player understood the importance of representing the country to the best at all times. I personally have and used his principled stance where respect must always be up front. In other words, you give it then it must be returned to you. I am very saddened by his passing, and I am sure the other members of the Strike Squad would be. May he RIP. of representing the country to the best at all times. I personally has and used his principle stance where respect must always be for front. In other words you give it then it must be return to you. I am very sadden by his passing and I am sure the other members of the Strike Squad and would be. May he RIP.