Tag: CONCACAF

Ramoon promises change as new CIFA chief

Ramoon promises change as new CIFA chief

| 28/05/2016 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Lee Ramoon has been elected as the new CIFA president and has promised to regain the trust of the members, sponsors, the public and government, but he said it would take time to turn the association around. “Everyone wants to see change and it is about to happen, but it will be baby steps,” […]

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Canadian football boss takes up CONCACAF job

Canadian football boss takes up CONCACAF job

| 12/05/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS): With the last three of the regional football association’s presidents having been charged with corruption offences in the massive global FIFA scandal, the president of the Canadian Soccer Association has been voted as the new head of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF). Victor Montagliani was voted in by […]

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Regional football body on hunt for top execs

Regional football body on hunt for top execs

| 11/03/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The beleaguered regional football body CONCACAF has sought outside help to find two new executives after most of its previous management team was arrested in the massive international scandal gripping the sport. The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football officials said they had hired two leading executive search firms to oversee the […]

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Webb had $2m salary as CONCACAF boss

Webb had $2m salary as CONCACAF boss

| 23/02/2016 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Former local football hero Jeffrey Webb was earning $2 million a year when he was head of the regional football body, CONCACAF, at the same time that he was allegedly embezzling huge sums from the Cayman Islands public purse. An article on Bloomberg about the troubles now facing the federation reveals that, as well as picking […]

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CONCACAF drops legal action against hospitality firms

CONCACAF drops legal action against hospitality firms

| 17/02/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): As the corruption scandals plaguing the football world continue, the regional governing body CONCACAF has dropped its legal action against a group of hospitality companies that it had accused of defrauding the organisation and colluding with corrupt officials, including Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb. CONCACAF and Cartan Tours filed a motion Monday to dismiss the $50 million case […]

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CONCACAF embraces reforms in effort to save itself

CONCACAF embraces reforms in effort to save itself

| 15/02/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The regional football association CONCACAF says it has collectively embraced the proposals for reform from FIFA and member states, including the Cayman Islands, will vote on the changes during the Extraordinary Congress later this month in Zürich. But a report by Reuters revealed that the association’s lawyers warned the members last Friday that if they don’t […]

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CIFA executives facing shake-up

CIFA executives facing shake-up

| 11/02/2016 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The vice president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Peter Campbell, will be questioned by the executive regarding his possible involvement in the misuse of money that belonged to CIFA, according to Acting President Bruce Blake. He said that CIFA was holding off on major changes to its statutes until after the FIFA Congress in Switzerland, when football’s governing […]

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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, Watson is accused of being involved in a corrupt deal, […]

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FIFA cuts off cash to football in region

FIFA cuts off cash to football in region

| 02/02/2016 | 46 Comments

(CNS): With both CONMEBOL and CONCACAF at the heart of the global football corruption scandal, FIFA announced Monday that it is cutting off its funding to the Americas. This means there will be no more big pay-outs from the world football HQ for the Cayman Islands Football Association or any other national football bodies in the […]

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CONCACAF faces reform as Blake faces questions

CONCACAF faces reform as Blake faces questions

| 26/01/2016 | 0 Comments

(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, Bruce Blake, the president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, is […]

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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 corruption charges connected to kickbacks and bribes from […]

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