Alfredo Whittaker, the long serving referee administrator, has been appointed to the referees’ committee of football’s world governing body, International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) in the competitions division.
Whittaker has spent most of the past four decades involved in the game as a player, official and administrator.
He has worked in the CONCACAF Referees’ Department for the past two years, creating theoretical and technical programs to improve the standard of the region’s officiating.
In his new role, Whittaker joins the FIFA team which appoints referees for FIFA competitions, develops best practices and standards for international referees and oversees the game’s laws.
“I am excited to join FIFA’s team and continue to serve the game at the highest level,” Whittaker said.
He joins Terence Babwah of Trinidad and Tobago and Ted Howard from the United States as CONCACAF representatives on the referees’ committee.
“My appointment is not only important to me but to my confederation,” Whittaker said. “I am sure our work will advance refereeing in CONCACAF.”
He added, “We are experiencing great results in officiating. This is because of the commitment and determination of our president Jeffrey Webb and general secretary Enrique Sanz in raising the quality and numbers of officials. My concentration is development throughout the regions.”
“Alfredo’s appointment is testament to the commitment he has shown to the game and the region,” said Cayman Islands Football first vice-president Bruce Blake.
“His involvement with the FIFA referees’ committee can only benefit referees in the Cayman Islands and the region.”