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Whitaker wins second term as Cayman Islands FA president

December 7 – Alfredo Whitaker is re-elected as president of the Cayman Island FA for a new four-year term through 2025.

Whitaker (pictured) has failed to run for head of a federation that has been battling to weather the scandal of former Concacaf president and chairman Jeff Webb, who was arrested by the FBI during its investigation into corruption at FIFA.

During his first presidency (2017-2021) Whitaker oversaw the restoration of funding from FIFA (money that was cut during the early years of the FIFAgate scandal) as well as rebuilding relationships with Cayman Islands government.

Whitaker also oversaw the reorganization of the islands’ federation structure and focused on developing young players for the national teams. The Cayman Islands U20 Women have qualified for the final round of Concacaf U20 Women to be held in the Dominican Republic next February.

“We have worked hard to develop and create conditions to expand grassroots football but also let our best players thrive. Our girls and women are examples of what can be achieved and they are in the early stages of football careers,” Whitaker said.

Whitaker is a former goalkeeper who played his professional career primarily in Costa Rica with Saprissa before moving to Honduras and then back to the Cayman Islands, where he played for the national team. As a former player, he joined the FIFA Legends team.

At Concacaf, Whitaker is a former head of referees and a member of FIFA’s refereeing committee.

The focus of Whitaker’s next term will be on perfecting the expansion of the FA’s center of excellence. “This is a development of an existing complex that will expand the existing building as well as build a new one to create additional locker rooms, coaching rooms and medical facilities, as well as add one or two more courts. ,” Whitaker said.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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