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CONCACAF president reports reform progress

Published:Friday | May 24, 2013 | 9:41 AM

CONCACAF President, Jeffrey Webb, says significant steps have been made towards reforming the organisation since he took over the position one year ago.

Webb says CONCACAF has been able to introduce measures aimed at restoring accountability in the body responsible for football in the Caribbean and Americas.

Webb was elected President to replace Austin ‘Jack’ Warner who emerged at the centre of a major financial scandal and election bribery plot involving more than 20 Caribbean football leaders.

Webb has pointed at gold medals won by Mexican men and American women, the bronze medal captured by the Canadian women, at the 2012 Olympic Games and the US women winning the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup as major achievements within his first year.

Webb has announced plans for more investment in grassroots, education, marketing and infrastructure as a way of preparing the region’s footballers to compete on the international stage.

CONCACAF’s next major tournament is the Gold Cup which takes place July 7-28 in 13 cities throughout the United States.

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