Jeffrey Webb of Cayman Islands to head CONCACAF

March 30, 2012

Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands will succeed Jack Warner as the president of CONCACAF, football's governing body in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

CONCACAF said on Thursday that Webb was the only candidate nominated. He will run unopposed in the election, scheduled for May 23 in Budapest, Hungary, site of the FIFA congress.

Warner, from Trinidad and Tobago, became CONCACAF president in 1990 and quit last June during a corruption investigation. Warner and Asian football chief Mohamed bin Hammam were suspended by FIFA the previous month after they were accused of offering bribes to Caribbean voters during bin Hammam's failed campaign for the FIFA presidency.

Cayman Islands was a whistleblower to the alleged bribery plot, joining three other Caribbean Football Union member nations to report evidence from bin Hammam's campaign visit to Trinidad to CONCACAF general secretary Chuck Blazer.


Webb, a 47-year-old banker, will fill the final three years of the four-year term Warner was elected to last May.

Webb is expected to join the 24-member FIFA executive committee in Budapest.

He is already a member of FIFA's transparency and compliance task force, which is helping shape anti-corruption reforms of football's world governing body that were prompted in part by the Caribbean bribery scandal.