CONCACAF suspends acting president Lisle Austin

The CONCACAF football confederation has provisionally banned

acting president Lisle Austin of Barbados for allegedly violating

rules.

CONCACAF says it will ask FIFA to extend Austin’s suspension

from football duties worldwide until his full hearing on July

13.

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

leader.