January 17, 2021

The Editor Speaks: Will CIFA’s appointment of accountants make any difference to Cayman Government’s non support?

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The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) yesterday (Wednesday 21) June, 2017) announced the appointment of Grant Thornton as its independent auditor. In a Press Release from CIFA it said Grant Thornton will undertake forensic and financial statement audits of CIFA financial transactions and activity, as well as conclude the 2014 to 2016 audits. Grant Thornton, […]

The Editor Speaks: “..the most breathtaking scoundrel of all”

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And the scoundrel is Caymanian Jeffrey Webb! This is the wisdom of ex FIFA President Sepp Blatter. In an article that appeared this week in the UK media publication The Guardian Sepp Blatter made this comment to journalist David Conn. The article is titled Sepp Blatter after the fall: ‘Why the hell should I bear […]

Fifa loses nearly £300m in 2016 and scheduled to lose further £400m in 2017

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World football governing body Fifa lost nearly £300m in 2016 and is scheduled to lose close to £400m in 2017. Legal costs related to the corruption scandal which engulfed the organisation and “ill-considered previous investments” contributed to the losses. The latest financial results follow a loss of nearly £100m in 2015. Fifa forecasts a financial […]

Former FIFA Chief Jeffrey Webb receives lifetime ban from football

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From Euronews Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb has been banned from football for life by the body’s ethics committee. Webb, who also held roles as the President of CONCACAF and President of the Cayman Islands Football Association, pleaded guilty at the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, to one count of […]

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini and Jérôme Valcke suspended for 90 days

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By Owen Gibson from Guardian UK • Swiss’s reign as president all but over after 17 years • Michel Platini’s ambitions as good as ended after sanction Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have both been provisionally suspended from football. Sepp Blatter’s 17-year reign as the Fifa president is all but over after the ethics committee […]

Jack Warner not bothered by football life ban

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From CARIBBEAN360 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday September 30, 2015 – Football’s world governing body has banned its allegedly corrupt former vice president Jack Warner from taking part of any national or international activity in the sport. But the former football executive has indicated he is not the least bit bothered. Although Warner is yet […]

How much did Mbeki and Blatter know?

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Amabhungane Reporters from Mail & Guardian What did Thabo Mbeki and Sepp Blatter know about – and do to facilitate – the $10-million “bribe” allegedly to win the 2010 World Cup vote? This week, doubt faded about whether the amount was paid; whether South Africa intended for it to be paid; and whether it went […]