NEW YORK CITY, CMC – Chuck Blazer is resigning from the post of CONCACAF Secretary General just over four months after blowing the whistle on alleged corruption in the Caribbean Football Union.
The 66-year-old American plans to leave his position on December 31 to pursue other career opportunities in the international game.
“My passion for [the game] is undiminished and it is time for me to explore new challenges within this wonderful sport,” he said.
“Running a governing body has been an incredibly fulfilling job, but there are so many other areas of the sport where as a senior executive, I will make a great impact.”
Blazer is identified as the official that alerted World governing body FIFA to allegations of bribery at a CFU meeting in Trinidad in May.
His disclosure led to Mohamed Bin Hammam withdrawing from the race to become FIFA President, clearing the way for Sepp Blatter to win a fourth term.
Bin Hamman was also banned from football activity for life, and former CFU and CONCACAF President Jack Warner of Trinidad & Tobago resigned in disgrace.
Acting CONCACAF President Lisle Austin of Barbados attempted to sack Blazer for what he described as “unauthorised action”.
CONCACAF’s Executive Committee however, closed ranks and ousted Austin, indicating he also lacked the authority to fire Blazer.
FIFA then suspended Austin from football activity, after he took CONCACAF to court in the Bahamas for locking him out of its corporate offices in this American city.