Cayman Islands native Webb elected CONCACAF president
Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands was officially elected as the new CONCACAF president on Wednesday after running unopposed.
The 47-year-old will complete the four-year term of Jack Warner, who was elected in May 2010 but resigned all of his positions in football in June after 20 years in the office.
Webb, who is also the president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, thanked the CONCACAF membership for demonstrating its faith in his ability to take the confederation forward.
“Over the last year, our mission and our vision have been blurred, from lawyers, to audit reports to compensation, we have deviated from our mission,” Webb said in his acceptance speech. “I am here, we are here, because of our love for football; the passion for the game drives and motivates our every action.”
Webb also serves as deputy chairman of the FIFA Internal Audit Committee and sits on the FIFA Transparency and Compliance Committee. In addition, he is chairman of the CONCACAF Youth Committee and completed his term as chairman of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Normalization Committee on Tuesday, following the organization’s Ordinary Congress that was also held in Budapest, Hungary.
“The events over the past year will not define and determine our destiny,” Webb said. “We have a responsibility to ensure that history isn’t repeated. Let us use the events over the past year as a catalyst to promote positive change. Let’s see it as an opportunity to return to the core values of the beautiful game – the values which enchanted and sparked our love affair with this game.”
Webb becomes the fourth president in CONCACAF’s 51-year history: Ramón Coll Jaumet (Costa Rica, 1961-1968), Joaquín Soria Terrazas (Mexico, 1968-1990) and Warner (Trinidad and Tobago, 1990-2011). Honduran Alfredo Hawit has been serving as interim president since Warner stepped down.