CONCACAF names Hawit president in place of Webb in wake of corruption
CONCACAF has appointed a new president after president Jeffery Webb was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday.
The federation announced Thursday that Senior Vice President Alfredo Hawit has been named CONCACAF president. Webb and Eduardo Li, a CONCACAF executive committee member, were provisionally dismissed. General Secretary Enrique Sanz was placed on a leave of absence.
CONCACAF also formed a three-man special committee composed of Sunil Gulati, Justino Compean and Victor Montagliani–the presidents of USA, Mexico and Canadian federations, respectively–to oversee its business operations in the wake of the indictments.
Hawit, head of the Honduran federation, also served as interim president in 2011 after CONCACAF suspended acting president Lisle Austin for trying to fire then-General Secretary Chuck Blazer, who was embroiled in a corruption scandal.
When the U.S. government unsealed its indictment of FIFA officials on Wednesday, it revealed that Blazer had pleaded guilty to a host of corruption charges more than a year ago and had been working as an informant for the FBI.
- Dan Gartland