FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee says Caribbean Football Union President Gordon Derrick cannot be a candidate for FIFA Vice-Presidency, which in turn prevents him from running for CONCACAF boss in the upcoming elections.
The issue surrounds a reprimand and fine Derrick received in 2011, according to a press release from the CFU.
“I find it curious that the reprimand of 2011 was too minute to warrant an appeal and further that the principal person in the matter was vindicated upon his appeal, yet this was deemed significant enough to derail my candidacy,” Derrick is quoted as saying in the statement. “It is equally interesting that the investigation opened against me by the FIFA Ethics Committee has been prolonged for over a year and was used as the second plank upon which I was disqualified.
“Given the series of events leading up to this announcement, I am not surprised but I am nonetheless disappointed and concerned. This disappointment and concern is not just for myself. It extends to football in the region and the course our development agenda seems set to take.”