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Webb displaced as Cayman FA boss

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC):

Bruce Blake has replaced Jeffrey Webb at the helm of football in the Cayman Islands, the governing body for the sport has announced.

Blake, the vice-president of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA), has been appointed as acting president on a provisional basis, said a statement released by CIFA.

The decision was taken during an emergency executive meeting of CIFA following Webb's arrest in Zurich, Switzerland, after being indicted by US law-enforcement officials on a number of charges.

Webb was provisionally banned from any football-related activities by FIFA's Ethics Committee following his arrest.

CONCACAF subsequently removed him as president of the organisation, which is the governing football body for North, Central America and the Caribbean.

"As a result of the decision of the FIFA Ethics Committee on 27 May to provisionally ban Jeffrey Webb from carrying out any football-related activities on a national and international level, the CIFA Executive Committee took the decision to appoint Bruce Blake as acting president on a provisional basis, pending the outcome of any ongoing investigation by the FIFA Ethics Committee," said the statement.

CIFA says it is "concerned and disappointed" to learn of Webb's arrest, but has declined further comment on the probe.

"As this is an ongoing investigation, it would be inappropriate for CIFA to comment further, as the presumption of innocence until proven guilty must prevail," the statement said.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jeffrey and his family at this difficult time."

The Cayman Islands are preparing to host the CONCACAF Boys' Under-15 Championships in August.