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Jeff Webb, the man spearheading the rebuilding of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), has been tipped to take over as president of CONCACAF.

Webb, president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, has been identified by the website insideworldfootball.biz as a leading candidate for the post left vacant following Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Works and Infrastructure Jack Warner’s tumultuous departure.

“Right now, we are trying to stabilize Caribbean football because we’ve lost sight of our core focus which is football,’’ Webb reportedly said. “We’ll have new statutes in March ahead of full elections in May,” he added.

“But CONCACAF needs an overhaul as well and I do think I would have a contribution to make,” he said.

Alfredo Hawitt of Honduras has been the interim head of CONCACAF since last June and American Ted Howard has recently been elevated to the post of general secretary following the resignation of fellow American Chuck Blazer.

Webb is also chairman of the nine-member normalization committee charged with restoring the CFU’s reputation and a member of one of the four task forces created to reform FIFA.

He said he would like to see CONCACAF restructured in a way to provide greater technical help to its members and share more of its revenues.

“I’d like to see more of that money helping some of the grassroots programs in smaller countries, both in the Caribbean and Central America,” Webb said.

Webb has not drawn into commenting too much on the cash-for-vote scandal which rocked the CFU and led to Warner vacating the posts of president of the CFU and CONCACAF.

“I’d just like to see it resolve so we can call move on,” said Webb.

Updated 3:05 am, July 10, 2018
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