Support builds for Webb as CONCACAF election nears

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Support appears to be steadily growing for Cayman Islands Football Association president Jeffrey Webb who has been tipped to take over CONCACAF when elections are held in May.

Jeffrey Webb

While Webb has not yet declared his intentions to run for the post, several CONCACAF members have already expressed their desire to see the seasoned football administrator lead the embattled organization.

The latest endorsement has come from Costa Rican Football Federation president, Eduardo Li who said Webb possessed all the right qualities to lead CONCACAF.

“I have known Jeffrey Webb for many years and have worked with him on several occasions,” Li said recently.

“He has been a strong leader and has contributed significantly to the football organisations and committees that he has been involved with.”

He added: “I am confident that Jeffrey Webb is the one candidate with the knowledge, experience, integrity and ability to lead the CONCACAF to be a better organisation.
“I look forward to him accepting the nomination to lead and serve the CONCACAF members as its President.”

Li’s comments come on the heels of those by Jamaica Football Federation president, Captain Horace Burrell who said last month he would throw his support behind Webb.
The CIFA chief will bring an impressive resume to the job if he decides to put is name forward.

He currently serves as chairman of the CONCACAF Youth Committee and is also deputy chairman of FIFA’s Internal Audit Committee and a member of its Transparency and Compliance Committee.

CONCACAF, the continental governing body for football in North, Central America and the Caribbean, is set to elect a president at its congress which will run simultaneously with the annual FIFA Congress in Budapest, Hungary on May 23.

The vacancy arose after Trinidadian Jack Warner resigned from the top position at the height of last year’s cash-for-votes scandal which rocked the Caribbean football fraternity.

Warner led CONCACAF for two decades during an era where he rose to become a powerful FIFA vice-president. He also resigned that post last year.

His tenure in charge of CONCACAF was expected to end in 2015.

Alfredo Hawitt of Honduras has served as interim president since Warner’s resignation.

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