Tag: Cayman Islands Football Association

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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Its official: CIFA has killed youth football

Its official: CIFA has killed youth football

| 23/11/2016 | 108 Comments
Football Guy writes: The cheapest sport to play is dying in Cayman. Fewer and fewer young persons in Cayman are participating in the most popular sport in the world. RIP Football? This current football season there are only 3 teams in CIFA’s U15 football league. There are only 3 teams in the U17 l [...]

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Webb banned for life from football

Webb banned for life from football

| 09/09/2016 | 79 Comments
(CNS): FIFA has banned Cayman’s Jeff Webb from football for life and will be issuing a fine in excess of US$1 million to the former president of both CIFA and CONCACAF. In a statement Friday from the scandal-rocked global football body, the adjudicatory chamber of its ethics committee announced th [...]

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Blake joins executive in regional football union

Blake joins executive in regional football union

| 26/07/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The vice president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Bruce Blake, has secured a seat on the executive committee of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) after elections in Miami this weekend. Blake, who has yet to fully explain what has gone on with the CIFA accounts, was heading up th [...]

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CIFA-Webb cash connection on FBI radar

CIFA-Webb cash connection on FBI radar

| 09/06/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): US authorities involved in the FIFA corruption scandal may also be looking into the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) and the movement and disappearance of cash, at a time when Jeffrey Webb was president and Canover Watson was treasurer, that came from the Zürich-based football HQ t [...]

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