Delegates attending the 39th Caribbean Football Union Ordinary Congress Saturday in Miami, Fl. will vote for an Executive Committee to lead the organization for the next four years.
The CFU president, Gordon Derrick, will seek another four-year mandate.
He is being challenged by David John-Williams, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, and Hillaren Frederick, president of the United States Virgin Islands Football Association.
There have been three presidents (and two acting presidents) of the CFU since its establishment in January 1978. The late André Kamperveen from Suriname served first from 1978 to 1982, then Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago from 1983 to 2011. Barbadian Lisle Austin acted as president on Warner’s resignation but lasted only four days in office as he was suspended for attempting to overrule FIFA in the Barbadian civil court. Haitian Yves Jean-Bart acted then from 2011 to 2012 when Gordon Derrick from Antigua/Barbuda was elected and serves four years later.
Neanwhile Angel Maria Villar, UEFA’s longest-serving vice president, is standing in the election to succeed Michel Platini as the head of European soccer.
The Spanish federation president announced his candidacy ahead of today’s deadline for September’s UEFA presidential election.
Villar is set to be challenged for the presidency by Michael van Praag, a UEFA vice president from the Netherlands, and Slovenia federation head Aleksander Ceferin.
Platini has been forced to relinquish the presidency as he serves a four-year ban from world soccer but Villar has his own history with the FIFA ethics committee.
He was issued with a warning last year for an indecent remark in 2014 to then-FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia during an investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid contests.