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Webb, Burrell set to continue as CONCACAF president

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM
JFF boss Captain Horace Burrell


High-profile CONCACAF president Jeff Webb is set to be elected unopposed for his first full term as leader of the confederation.

CONCACAF, the continental governing body for football in North, Central America and the Caribbean, confirmed on Tuesday that Webb would have no challengers for the post when elections are held at next month's Ordinary Congress. Once elected, he will lead the confederation until 2019.

CONCACAF Vice-president Captain Horace Burrell of Jamaica is also poised to be re-elected unopposed.

The Jamaica Football Fede-ration (JFF) president will be joined by fellow Vice-president Justino Compean of Mexico, who will also have no challengers for his post.


considerable reforms


Webb, a Caymanian banker, took over at the helm of the Confederation in 2012 in the wake of the cash-for-votes scandal which rocked Caribbean football and resulted in the resignation of then president, Trinidadian Austin 'Jack' Warner.

With his election to the top post, Webb completed Warner's term which had started in 2010. He has since pushed through considerable reforms in the Confederation, relating to ethics, governance and finance, in an attempt to rebuild CONCACAF's image, tarnished by the scandal.

"This is a new era for CONCACAF, a new chapter based on building a powerful structure of integrity, transparency and accountability to allow our region to grow," Webb said recently.

"We have gained the trust required to attain the contribution that creates a strong organisation like the one we are envisioning."