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CFU president faces four-year ban; John-Williams could benefit from FIFA hounding of rival

Embattled Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick could find himself crowbarred out of office by FIFA, after the world governing body’s ethics committee today recommended a four-year ban from all football activities for the Antigua and Barbuda native. The ethics committee, which is chaired by Dr Cornel Borbély, focused …

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John-Williams loses CFU bid; Derrick thwarts TTFA boss’ controversial challenge

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams today failed in his bid to wrest the post of Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president from incumbent leader and Antigua and Barbuda FA general secretary, Gordon Derrick, in a regional football election in Miami, Florida. Derrick got 18 votes while John-Williams …

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DJW launches CFU manifesto amidst hints of UEFA interference in Caribbean election

Suspicions that CONCACAF and UEFA have lent to their support to one of three candidates in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) election race might harden after presidential candidate David John-Williams released his manifesto, which suggested that his proposed Caribbean Professional Football League (CPFL) is an integral part of his bid …

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We don’t need the TTFA board! DJW and Salazar lift the lid in explosive I95.5 interview

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams and vice-president Joanne Salazar said yesterday that they, along with vice-president Ewing Davis, acted on more than one occasion without approval from the TTFA’s board of directors and sought to justify their doing so in a radio interview on I95.5FM. John-Williams …

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DJW unplugged: An illegal TTFA election, tacit FIFA support and a CFU power grab 

The world governing football body, FIFA, stands accused of complicity in the rise of an allegedly illegitimately elected football president from Trinidad and Tobago with overarching ambitions. FIFA handed former vice-president, Jack Warner, a life ban for attempting to rig its 2011 presidential elections. And the disgraced ex-football official is now fighting …

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Canada’s Montagliani takes over CONCACAF; T&T’s Salazar whipped in elections

Victor Montagliani, the Canada Soccer Association (CSA) president, was today elected CONCACAF president at the football confederation’s 31st ordinary congress in Mexico City, Mexico. Montagliani comfortably defeated Bermuda Football Association (BFA) president Larry Mussenden 25-16 in an election that saw Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick controversially debarred from …

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CFU: DJW’s unilateral support for Infantino weakens Caribbean football

Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick said he was surprised by Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams’ decision to give his support to UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino for the FIFA presidential elections on February 26. Infantino is one of five candidates for the FIFA presidency …

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CFU endorses Nakhid for FIFA presidency; aims to recover Warner money

Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick has endorsed former Trinidad and Tobago football captain David Nakhid’s bid for the role of FIFA president, as the most unlikely presidential campaign gathered considerable traction. Nakhid, who never worked within FIFA before or held an administrative portfolio outside of his Lebanon-based David …

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Euro 2020 is coming to the Caribbean… Maybe

Scene: Office of Caribbean Football Union President, Gordon Derrick. The telephone rings. “Good morning, Bonjour, Buenos Dias, Goedemorgan, Guten morgen, Chow Baby, Gordon Derrick speaking.” Photo: Recently elected CFU president Gordon Derrick “Uhm, Good morning, Mr Derrick. Sepp Blatter here.” “Ah, your Lordship. How are you, sir?” “I’m very well, …

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