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 CONCACAF, football'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 year during a corruption investigation. Warner and Asian football chief Mohamed bin Hammam were suspended by FIFA the previous month after they were accused of offering bribes to Caribbean voters during bin Hammam's failed campaign for the FIFA presidency.

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