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Blake’s cloud, CIFA’s shame

Blake’s cloud, CIFA’s shame

| 10/02/2016 | 36 Comments
101 writes: Entrenched. Stubborn. Dedicated. Confused. We are not sure which of these words best describes Bruce Blake right now. If we are to believe what he wants us to, Blake, the acting president of CIFA, is simply a man dedicated to the development of football in this country, who was not onl [...]

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Blake denies knowledge of frauds

Blake denies knowledge of frauds

| 09/02/2016 | 56 Comments
(CNS): The acting president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Bruce Blake, claims he had no idea what his former colleagues, Canover Watson and Jeffrey Webb, were up to regarding the allegations against them over the Cartan Tours deal with CONCACAF or the cash that moved in and out of the [...]

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Watson embroiled in CONCACAF civil case

Watson embroiled in CONCACAF civil case

| 08/02/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): As Canover Watson began serving a seven-year sentence for corruption Friday, another public scandal he is involved in can now be revealed following the lifting of reporting restrictions on a civil lawsuit filed in the US. In the civil action by CONCACAF against travel firm, Cartan Tours, W [...]

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CONCACAF faces reform as Blake faces questions

CONCACAF faces reform as Blake faces questions

| 26/01/2016
(CNS): The executive committee of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has submitted a package of reforms and amendments to its members ahead of the extraordinary congress next month, when they will vote on the new clean-up package. Meanwhile, Bru [...]

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Webb’s CONCACAF salary was stopped after arrest

Webb’s CONCACAF salary was stopped after arrest

| 19/01/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb is no longer receiving any cash from either FIFA or the regional association, CONCACAF has confirmed. Although a number of other football officials caught up in the massive FIFA corruption probe are still being paid, Webb, who has pleaded guilty to corru [...]

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Blake willing to rethink CIFA review panel

Blake willing to rethink CIFA review panel

| 23/12/2015 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Following the Office of the Auditor General’s refusal to take part in the independent review of the Cayman Islands Football Association’s books and the sports minister’s insistence that the CIFA executive remains well away from the review panel, the CIFA president has said he was [...]

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OAG won’t play ball with CIFA

OAG won’t play ball with CIFA

| 18/12/2015 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The Office of the Auditor General will not be appointing anyone to the proposed Cayman Islands Football Association review panel. An OAG spokesperson stated that the public sector financial watchdog had not been approached by CIFA but even if it was, it would be inappropriate for the offic [...]

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CIFA plans open review of ‘Goal’ project

CIFA plans open review of ‘Goal’ project

| 17/12/2015 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association, which remains embroiled in the wider international football scandal, has announced plans to convene a panel to review donations that it received for Goal, a grassroots project funded by FIFA. CIFA has received almost US$2 million from the global asso [...]

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CIFA ousts Webb and blasts minister

CIFA ousts Webb and blasts minister

| 08/12/2015 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association has formally ousted Jeffrey Webb from his position as president but the acting CIFA president, Bruce Blake, will remain at the helm until elections take place at a planned congress next year. CIFA’s Executive Committee has also hit out at the spor [...]

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Webb embezzled cash meant for poorest kids

Webb embezzled cash meant for poorest kids

| 07/12/2015 | 74 Comments
(CNS): As the international FIFA corruption scandal rolls on, the latest indictment by the United States Department of Justice outlines how Jeffrey Webb, the suspended Cayman Islands Football Association president, took cash meant for disaster relief and grassroots football programmes in some of the [...]

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Webb pleads guilty, gives up $6.7M in FIFA probe

Webb pleads guilty, gives up $6.7M in FIFA probe

| 03/12/2015 | 128 Comments
(CNS): The former president of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA), Jeffrey Webb, has pleaded guilty to charges against him in the United States Department of Justice FIFA investigation. The local football hero is one of eight defendants who have admitted to various racketeering offences [...]

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