CONCACAF suspends acting president Lisle Austin
The CONCACAF football confederation has provisionally banned
acting president Lisle Austin of Barbados for allegedly violating
CONCACAF says it will ask FIFA to extend Austin’s suspension
from football duties worldwide until his full hearing on July
It did not specify details of the case.
Austin took the interim presidency after longtime leader Jack
Warner of Trinidad was suspended by FIFA last Sunday. CONCACAF
represents North and Central America and the Caribbean.
FIFA is investigating Warner and Mohamed bin Hammam for
allegedly bribing Caribbean voters during Bin Hamman’s failed bid
for the FIFA presidency.
CONCACAF’s New York headquarters and general secretary Chuck
Blazer have traded legal threats with Austin all week.
CONCACAF says vice president Alfredo Hawit is now acting