PORT OF SPAIN, May 1, CANA
AUSTIN 'Jack' Warner, a longserving secretary of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, has been elected President of CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football Associations).
Also the Caribbean Football Union's (CFU) president, Warner won the majority vote in elections held in Guatemala City over the weekend. The CONCACAF Under 18 championships are presently playing in Guatemala and elections were held on Saturday.
The outspoken Trinidadian also remains the CONCACAF representative to FIFA, the international governing body of soccer. He has held this post since 1984 and is currently the seventh highest ranking officer on the world body.
Warner replaces Mexican Joaquin Soria Terrazas who served as CONCACAF president for 20 years. In a straight fight for the top post, Warner received 17 votes and Terrazas four.
Tony James, president of Jamaica Football Federation, was elected 2nd vice-president while Nick Dujon (vice-president of the Belize Football Association) is the third vice- president.
Canadian Jim Flemming was elected first vice-president, a position he holds in the Canadian Football Association.
Lisle Austin, a former president of the Barbados Football Association, remains an executive member like United States representative Gene Edwards and Jose Ramon Flores.