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Future of Cayman’s CONCACAF office unclear

One candidate vying for the Presidency of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) says he’s unsure if he’d keep the Confederation’s Cayman Islands office open if elected.

Guyanese National Mark Rodrigues is the only person to throw his hat into the ring so far for the next CONCACAF elections. He says he’s not part of the former group that got the Confederation to where it is now, with its last three presidents all indicted on corruption charges.

If elected, he says he’d have to weigh whether it makes sense to keep the local office open.

“I’m definitely going to look at where the current offices are located and make sure that they’re in the right place and truly serving the needs of football,” Rodrigues told Cayman 27. “That it’s not an unnecessary expense to CONCACAF that we have to incur. Do I have to close one, open another one, relocate it, restructure it? All those things would be on the table if I became President.”

The Cayman Islands office opened in 2013 after Jeffrey Webb became President. He was arrested in 2015 as part of the global corruption scandal in the sport.

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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