PANAMA CITY: The two candidates for the CONCACAF seat falling vacant on the FIFA executive committee hold the lion’s share of chairmanship within the central and North American confederation.
CONCACAF holds its annual congress this week in Panama City under the presidency of Cayman Islander Jeffrey Webb who has been trying to resolve the legacy of financial confusion from former president Jack Warner who quit football in 2011 over the Bin Hammam scandal.
One of the consequences of all that was the decision of American Chuck Blazer to step down from CONCACAF last December. He had served not only as general secretary under Warner but had been the confederation’s North American delegate on the FIFA executive.
Blazer’s term within FIFA ends at the world federation’s congress in Mauritius at the end of next month and candidates for the succession are Sunil Gulati and Justin Compean, presidents of the United States and Mexican football federations respectively.
The American holds six of the 21 most recently-redefined CONCACAF committee chairmanships and Compean eight according to a statement. Gulati’s committees include the administration panel, defined as a long-overdue “good governance safeguard.”
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