Webb unopposed in CONCACAF ballot

| 04/03/2015 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

Jeff Webb, CONCACAF President

(CNS): As the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) prepares itself for its executive elections next month, the regional footballing body has confirmed that Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb is set to be re-elected as president, as he is running unopposed. Arguably the world’s most famous modern day Caymanian, Webb has said he still has a lot of work to do at CONCACAF. 

The 30th Congress on 16 April will see just one contested post: the Central American representative, Rafael Salguero from Guatemala, is being challenged by Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li.

Secure in his post as the regional football boss, Webb took over the presidency of the confederation in May 2012 at a tumultuous congress that officially ended Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer’s regime, which has been described as a “watershed moment” for regional football.

Focusing on development and inclusion, Webb has harnessed the region’s football and commercial giants, Mexico and the US, to push the “potential” of CONCACAF’s federations on and off the pitch.

As the Vice President of FIFA, Webb has also been tipped as a possible successor to the current president, Seth Blatter, but Webb has said he will not run in the May FIFA election because there is still work to be done at CONCACAF.

Speaking to the football press recently, he said, “I am the president of CONCACAF and that is my 100% commitment. That is my responsibility, that is my job, that is my focus.”

Describing the work so far, he said important changes have been made but it was still only the start of a process in the region, describing the work ahead to elevate the regional game as a huge task.

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