PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Powerful FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has been nominated unopposed for his eighth successive term in charge of the Caribbean Football Union. Nominations for posts within CFU’s executive committee closed at 4 pm on Monday, with Warner and all the incumbent members being nominated unchallenged. The CFU is the governing body for Caribbean football and comprises 30 member countries, all of whom compete in CONCACAF, the continental governing body for the North, Central American and Caribbean area.
In accepting the new nomination, Warner cautioned against division while urging the CFU body to continue to its strong progress in developing football.
“As we embark on a journey for the next four years the task ahead of us is challenging and we the members of this Committee need all hands on deck, all talent, all wisdom, each and everyone must take an active part in guiding our Union to a better tomorrow,” Warner said.
“We must never allow the seeds of separation to germinate within our family. It’s time to build a future together which we can all share, hold pride in and I look forward to once again working with every member as we embark on yet another chapter of the great book of the CFU.”
Warner, who has served as CFU president since the organisation’s inception 18 years ago, described the overwhelming mandate given him as “humbling and invigorating.”“I am humbled today by the trust bestowed upon me by my Caribbean brothers and sisters. This trust that you my family has placed upon me has invigorated my spirit and my soul to continue to serve you to the best of my ability,” said Warner, a government minister in the T&T government.“For over 40 years of my life I have served this sport but I cannot and I will never personalize the sequence of events. I now bear with the other members of this executive committee the task of implementing the mandate set by you the members of this great and promising Union.”