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jack_warner_400x235bFrom Caribbean360

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thursday April 17, 2014, CMC – Former Vice president of FIFA Jack Warner has dismissed media reports suggesting that he is seeking a purchaser for the Centre of Excellence on the international market.

Warner, also a former President of CONCACAF, was reacting to newspaper reports suggesting he was planning to sell the property.

His comments, in a statement released Wednesday, stem as well from a legal tussle with football’s hemispheric body over the facility which comprises a Stadium and a swimming pool.

“The truth is, if anyone can come forward with an iota of evidence to support that the Centre of Excellence is being sold by Jack Warner to any consortium of businessmen, local or foreign, I will sell all my worldly possessions to that person for one dollar,” said Warner a former government minister and current member of Parliament for Chaguanas West.

CONCACAF has filed three documents in the Trinidad and Tobago High Court challenging Warner’s rights to ownership of the Centre.

Warner has claimed the land on which the Centre of Excellence stands was a gift from former FIFA president Joao Havelange.

CONCACAF however had always contended that Warner deceived the body into believing it owned the property, a basis it said it used to invest US 16 million dollars towards the purchase of the property and construction of the Centre of Excellence.

“If CONCACAF indeed has filed a caveat against me all I can say is that both CONCACAF and FIFA have unlimited funding and they can spend their money as they wish if they want to do that” said Warner.

“Let me also state that CONCACAF does not have any equitable interest in the Centre of Excellence and has no claims to ownership. I also wish to state that the Centre of Excellence is not in financial trouble”.

IMAGE: AUSTIN ‘JACK’ WARNER

For more on this story go to: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/trinidad-centre-of-excellence-not-for-sale-says-warner#ixzz2z9ZJ4Nlp

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CONCACAF blocks Warner from selling Centre of Excellence

 

WarnerFrom Jamaica Observer

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) –The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is seeking compensation from former football executive Jack Warner for the Centre of Excellence in Trinidad which he claims to own.

CONCACAF has filed three documents in the Trinidad and Tobago High Court challenging Warner’s rights to ownership of the centre which also comprises a stadium and a swimming pool.

Media reports from Trinidad suggest that Warner, who held the offices of vice-president of FIFA and president of CONCACAF until his suspension and eventual resignation, is reported to be seeking a purchaser for the Centre of Excellence on the international market.

CONCACAF is attempting to block Warner from mortgaging, leasing or selling the Centre of Excellence and is seeking a judgement for repayment of the funds advanced to Warner for the property.

Warner has claimed the land on which the Centre of Excellence stands was a gift from former FIFA president Joao Havelange.

CONCACAF, however, had always contended that Warner deceived the body into believing it owned the property, a basis it said it used to invest in its purchase and construction.

Legal documents claimed that CONCACAF made a financial contribution of US$16 million dollars towards the purchase of the property and construction of the Centre of Excellence.

Acording to the legal notice, monies were provided “for the purpose of and in connection with its functions as the regional soccer federation for North and Central America and the Caribbean, with the intention that the Centre of Excellence and the said lands on which it is constructed and all improvements thereto would be owned by CONCACAF”.

For more on this story go to:

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/CONCACAF-blocks-Warner-from-selling-Centre-of-Excellence_16477988

 

 

 

 

 

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