high powered football delegation headed by FIFA president Joseph Blatter wrapped
up a three-nation swing through the Caribbean on Thursday, ahead of Friday’s
XXVIII CONCACAF Ordinary Congress in Panama City.
|FIFA PRESIDENT: JOSEPH BLATTER|
Vice President and CONCACAF President, Jeffrey Webb, and Secretary General
Jérôme Valcke accompanied Blatter on a three-day tour which included visits to
the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba.
tour was intended mainly to inaugurate FIFA’s Goal Projects in the region.
delegation visited various Goal Projects including the ‘Joseph Blatter’
Technical Centre, named in honour of FIFA’s President. They also participated
in the inauguration of the Pan-American football stadium.
|FIFA'S VP: JEFFREY WEBB|
the BBC reports that a former top figure in international football, Jack
Warner, has resigned as Trinidad and Tobago's minister of security amid an
inquiry into fraud.
at the Caribbean, North and Central American international football body, CONCACAF,
has accused Mr Warner of embezzlement but he has denied any wrongdoing.
Warner stepped down as CONCACAF's president and his role with FIFA in
2011, after being accused of paying bribes to Caribbean associations.
ethics panel accused Mr Warner and former secretary general Chuck Blazer of
enriching themselves through fraud during their time with the football body.
are accused of failing to disclose that a US$25.9m Centre of Excellence was
built on Mr Warner's land and that Mr Blazer received $20m from CONCACAF.
Mr Warner nor Mr Blazer co-operated with the investigation, which was based on
documents and 38 interviews, and Mr Blazer has also denied any wrongdoing.
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