LONDON – Jeffrey Webb, recently elected President of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, is thoroughly enjoying his Olympic experience.
On Friday Webb said: “The Olympics has been fantastic. There are four CONCACAF countries in the tournament and they have all done well.
“The USA won the women’s football gold medal for the fourth time. Canada won the bronze. So the two teams from our confederation did exceptionally well.
“Now Mexico play Brazil in the men’s final, so for six medals in the entire world CONCACAF will claim three, which is tremendous.
“Also, the overall standard of Olympic football was very high. I was very impressed with Honduras who is a team to be reckoned with.
“They lost closely to Brazil and I think Honduras have a big future. From the four teams that represented CONCACAF I want to congratulate them. They have been tremendous ambassadors for the confederation.”
CONCACAF’s next involvement in a big tournament is the women’s Under-20 World Cup in Japan. The confederation’s restructuring will continue through the new General-Secretary, Enrique Sanz.
Webb also wants to concentrate on educating players and coaches and development programmes.