Jeffrey Webb of Cayman Islands to head CONCACAF



NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands will succeed Jack Warner as the president of soccer’s governing body in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

CONCACAF said Thursday that Webb was the only candidate nominated. He will run unopposed in the election, scheduled for May 23 in Budapest, Hungary, site of the FIFA congress.

Warner, from Trinidad and Tobago, became CONCACAF’s president in 1990 and quit last June 20 during a corruption investigation by FIFA. Warner and Asian soccer head Mohamed bin Hammam were suspended by FIFA the previous month after they were accused of offering $40,000 cash payments to Caribbean voters during bin Hammam’s failed campaign to unseat FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Webb, a 47-year-old banker, will fill the final three years of the four-year term Warner was elected to last May.