Antiguan elected as CFU President
|SKNFA Gen Sec Stanley Jacobs and CFU President Gordon Derrick|
ZIZ News…May 23 2012 — The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has elected Antiguan Gordon Derrick as their new president.
His election to the top post came a year after Jack Warner relinquished the post amid corruption allegations.
Derrick replaces Haitian acting president Yves Jean-Bart, who assumed the role following Warner’s suspension by FIFA last year for an alleged role in the ‘cash for votes’ case involving former Asian soccer chief Mohamed Bin Hammam.
The 43-year-old Derrick was also reprimanded and fined in November by FIFA following their investigation into alleged “ethics violations” relating to the Bin Hammam case.
Derrick, who has been Antigua and Barbuda Football Association general secretary since 2004, defeated three rivals – Luis Hernandez of Cuba, Ronald Jones of Barbados and Harold Taylor of Trinidad and Tobago in the vote held in Budapest ahead of this week’s FIFA congress.
The controversial Warner had been at the helm of the CFU since 1983 and also dominated CONCACAF, the regional confederation for the Caribbean and North and Central America.