Tag: Cayman Islands Football Association

New York judge cuts ex-CIFA official’s jail time

New York judge cuts ex-CIFA official’s jail time

| 14/12/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Costas Takkas (61), has had his jail time cut by ten months after a federal judge in New York credited the ten months he spent behind bars in Switzerland toward the fifteen-month term handed down in October for his part [...]

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CIFA votes in new boss after tight election

CIFA votes in new boss after tight election

| 23/11/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The beleaguered local sports body, the Cayman Islands Football Association, has voted Alfredo Whittaker as its new president. A well-known senior referee, Whittaker won a tight ballot 8-7 after Renard Moxam dropped out of the running, which included incumbent president Lee Ramoon, after four [...]

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No budget for CIFA as troubles roll on

No budget for CIFA as troubles roll on

| 13/11/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The minister with responsibility for sports has confirmed that the Cayman Islands Football Association is still not receiving any money from government as the financial scandal surrounding the local sports organisation continues. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly told the Finance Committee that [...]

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Former local football official jailed in US

Former local football official jailed in US

| 31/10/2017 | 63 Comments
(CNS): Costas Takkas (61), the former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for his part in the FIFA corruption scandal, according to reports coming from the US. Takkas worked as Jeffrey Webb’s attaché when the former CIFA presid [...]

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CIFA breaks silence and supsends Blake

CIFA breaks silence and supsends Blake

| 03/07/2017
(CNS): The beleaguered Cayman Islands Football Association has suspended its vice president, the association announced Monday in its first comment about his arrest last week by anti-corruption investigators. The inquiry relates to specific cash transactions in CIFA bank accounts, but it is understo [...]

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Blake denies ‘suspicious’ corruption allegations

Blake denies ‘suspicious’ corruption allegations

| 03/07/2017
(CNS): Bruce Blake has confirmed that he was the first of two local men arrested by anti-corruption investigators last week in relation to allegations of secret commissions and money laundering in relation to the Cayman Islands Football Association, but he has categorically denied the “suspici [...]

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CIFA at heart of two ACC arrests

CIFA at heart of two ACC arrests

| 30/06/2017
(CNS): Anti-Corruption Commission investigators have arrested a second man as part of an investigation which is related to the Cayman Islands Football Association, CNS has learned. Following the arrest of a 47-year-old George Town man yesterday, who is still an executive with the football associatio [...]

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CIFA hires outside auditors to look at books

CIFA hires outside auditors to look at books

| 22/06/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The beleaguered local football association has contracted independent auditors to review its past financial records and complete the outstanding audits from the last three years. The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) is still reeling from the impact of the convictions of its former p [...]

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Takkas admits helping Webb launder FIFA bribes

Takkas admits helping Webb launder FIFA bribes

| 25/05/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association has pleaded guilty to money laundering charges after he admitted receiving and passing along over $1.5 million to his old boss, Jeffrey Webb, in the ongoing FIFA scandal. Costas Takkas (60), who was Webb’s aide, sa [...]

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Coach suspended as CIFA clamps down on abuse

Coach suspended as CIFA clamps down on abuse

| 13/04/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association has announced a zero tolerance policy towards the abuse of football officials. Following another assault on a volunteer referee at the weekend during an FA cup game between Future and Alliance FCs by the Alliance coach, CIFA released a joint statement w [...]

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Football refs strike after violent incident at match

Football refs strike after violent incident at match

| 11/04/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s football referees  have “withdrawn their services” until the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) takes action to deal with violence against these officials at local games. On Saturday a referee was assaulted during the Senior Men’s FA Cup Semi-Finals Match at the [...]

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