Two Candidates Left For CONCACAF President

April 13, 2016

Bermuda Football Association President Larry Mussenden is one of two remaining candidates in the running to take over as the next president of CONCACAF, football’s regional governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean.

CONCACAF announced details regarding the Congress to be held in Mexico on May 12th, including the candidates who are eligible to stand for election to the CONCACAF Councils.

CONCACAF said, “The elections will be conducted by CONCACAF’s Ad Hoc Electoral Committee and monitored by representatives of FIFA’s Audit & Compliance Committee and FIFA’s Legal Department, as well as three additional election scrutineers to be selected.”

Bermuda’s Larry Mussenden discusses his bid on SportsMax

There were previously three candidates for President, however Gordon Derrick, the general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association, has failed an integrity check and won’t be allowed to run.

“Domenico Scala, chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee, said in a statement Tuesday that Derrick had been disqualified but added that ‘for privacy reasons, we are not in a position to go into further details,” the Associated Press has reported.

The other candidate for the position is Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani, and whoever wins the election for CONCACAF president will automatically become a FIFA vice president and member of FIFA’s ruling executive committee.

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  1. Vote for Me says:

    Does anyone know what an ‘integrity check’ is as far as the election is concerned?

  2. Vote for Me says:

    The beauty and danger of the internet…

    According to Bloomberg news..
    ‘Derrick can appeal the decision with the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport. According to a letter seen by Bloomberg News, Derrick failed the integrity check because he was found guilty by the global body’s ethics committee of violations related to an attempt by a former FIFA presidential candidate to buy votes in 2011. He’s also facing an ongoing investigation by the same panel into the alleged misuse of FIFA development funds that started in March 2015.

    “Based on these findings and in particular in view of the two proceedings mentioned above and taking into account that fundamental standards and principles of FIFA have been infringed and are alleged of having been infringed by Mr. Derrick, the committee came to the conclusion and decided that Mr. Gordon Derrick cannot be admitted as a candidate for the election to the office of FIFA Vice-President in May 2016,” the letter said.’