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CONCACAF blocks Warner from selling Centre of Excellence

Published:Wednesday | April 16, 2014 | 3:09 PM

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is seeking compensation from former football executive Austin 'Jack' Warner for the Centre of Excellence in Trinidad, which he claims to own.

CONCACAF has filed three documents in the Trinidad and Tobago High Court challenging Warner’s rights to ownership of the Centre which also comprises a Stadium and a swimming pool.

Media reports from Trinidad suggest that Warner is reported to be seeking a purchaser for the Centre of Excellence on the international market.

CONCACAF is attempting to block Warner from mortgaging, leasing or selling the Centre of Excellence and is seeking a judgment for repayment of the funds advanced to Warner for the property.

Warner has claimed the land on which the Centre of Excellence stands was a gift from former FIFA president Joao Havelange.

Legal documents claimed that CONCACAF made a financial contribution of US$16 million towards the purchase of the property and construction of the Centre of Excellence.


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