CONCACAF hopeful barred from election after FUT Coins ethics check ByAfp Published: 21:52 EST, 12 April 2016 | Updated: 21:53 EST, 12 April 2016 e-mail A candidate for the scandal-tainted governing body for football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) has been barred from running for the organization's presidency following a background check by FIFA, a statement said Tuesday.
Antigua and Barbuda official Gordon Derrick had been seeking election to the presidency of CONCACAF, which has been at the heart of the global corruption scandal engulfing world football since May last year.Domenico Scala, chairman of FIFA's audit and compliance committee, said in a statement Derrick was being barred from running for office after an investigation. The CONCACAF presidency has become the poisoned chalice of football governance ©Michael Buholzer (AFP/File)"The Audit and Compliance Committee has concluded that one candidate.
Mr Gordon Derrick from Antigua & Barbuda, could not be admitted as a candidate for the office of CONCACAF President nor FIFA vice-president nor the FIFA Council," Scala said."For privacy reasons we are not in a position to go into further details with regard to this decision.
The person concerned has been informed."The statement was issued shortly after CONCACAF published a statement announcing candidates for various positions within the organisation.Derrick, who had announced his intention to run for president earlier this year, was not included in the list of candidates, which now comprises just two men, Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani and Bermuda Football Association president Larry Mussenden.