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Former Cayman Islands Football Association official and U.K. national Costas Takkas signaled his intention to appeal a 15-month prison sentence handed down last month for his role in world football’s racketeering and bribery scandal.
After nearly two years of planning, the Dart Under-13 Boys and U-14 Girls High School football leagues kick off this week with girls’ games on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and boys’ games on Thursday, Oct. 5.
Cayman teen Sebastian Martinez has taken the next step up the ladder in the world of professional football. Martinez, 18, has signed a two-year professional deal with Portuguese team Leixoes Sports Club after graduating from a development contract with English League club Swindon Town.
George Town Sports Club, in association with the Cayman Islands Football Association, is hosting free Summer Youth Football Camps from Monday, Aug. 7 to Friday, Aug. 11 for girls and boys ages 5 to 12 at the CIFA Centre of Excellence on Poindexter Road in Prospect.
Claiming the organization has been “defrauded” of funds, the Cayman Islands Football Association signaled this week that it would attempt to claw back some of that money via “appropriate legal action.”
The second man arrested last week in connection with a corruption and money laundering probe involving the Cayman Islands Football Association is jailed businessman Canover Watson, according to numerous government and local football sources. Watson, 46, was taken to the Fairbanks jail and questioned Friday, according to authorities.
Local attorney and Cayman Islands Football Association Vice President Bruce Blake was arrested last week in connection with a corruption and money laundering probe.
The Cayman Islands Football Association announced Thursday that it has appointed Grant Thornton as an independent auditor following a competitive tender process approved by FIFA.
Funding cuts to Cayman’s national football program have not spared the game’s youngest players. The junior Under-15 national team has taken on fundraising efforts to allow them to continue competing internationally.
Cayman’s football referees are on strike amid allegations that a match official was assaulted by a coach in the closing minutes of a weekend cup match in West Bay on Saturday.
Academy Sports Club organized its inaugural ASC Mini Slam 7v7 football tournament last Saturday, featuring footballers ages 8 to 12 who took to the four 7-a-side fields at the Academy pitch.
West Bay has a new emerging football team for the likes of Elite, Future and Scholars football clubs to take note, organizers say, albeit in different divisions.
Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb will not learn his sentence in the FIFA racketeering investigation until at least November, according to officials in the U.S. District Court for New York State’s Eastern District.
Sports Minister Osbourne Bodden says there will be no peace deal between government and the Cayman Islands Football Association until the entire executive committee has put itself up for free and fair elections.
Former Cayman Islands national football team captain Lee Ramoon was elected Saturday to serve as president of the Cayman Islands Football Association.
Two former Cayman Islands national team players are bidding to replace disgraced football chief Jeffrey Webb as the islands’ football association hosts its first contested presidential election in more than 20 years.
Former Cayman Islands resident Costas Takkas was extradited to the U.S. Tuesday, after spending nearly 10 months detained in Switzerland in connection with the ongoing FIFA bribery and corruption investigation.
The Cayman Islands Football Association will hold an election in May to find a successor to disgraced former president Jeffrey Webb.
A Panamanian company set up by Canover Watson that was allegedly used to receive a $1.1 million bribe payment from Traffic Sports to Jeffrey Webb is the same entity that had a controversial $600,000 loan agreement with the Cayman Islands Football Association, documents reveal.
Leaders of regional soccer federation CONCACAF, including Cayman’s Bruce Blake, met in Switzerland on Thursday to approve a series of reforms that the organization hopes will put an era of corruption and excess behind it.
Regional soccer governing body CONCACAF has dropped its lawsuit against California travel company Cartan Tours, which it accused of paying kickbacks to its former president Jeffrey Webb to secure a lucrative business arrangement.
Canover Watson is in Northward Prison. Jeffrey Webb is under house arrest in Georgia. And yet the local fallout from the global FIFA scandal has barely started.
Some US$1.2 million in what were initially called loans granted to the Cayman Islands Football Association in 2013 have been described as “graft” in a lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court.
Cayman football boss Bruce Blake says he is “sad and heartbroken” by allegations that money intended for the national football Centre of Excellence may...
Cayman Islands businessmen Canover Watson and Jeffrey Webb made up a bogus employment contract for Webb and used a Cayman Islands Football Association employee...
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