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FIFA defendant Takkas to appeal sentence

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.

Dart High School Football Leagues kick off this week

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 footballer signs deal with Portuguese team

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.
Cayman Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Free youth football camps this month

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.
The $600,000 loan agreement between Forward Sports and the Cayman Islands Football Association was ostensibly concluded to assist with the construction of the National Training Center. - Photo: Matt Lamers

Football association wants its money back

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.”

Canover Watson arrested in CIFA probe

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.

Football association Vice President arrested

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 $600,000 loan agreement between Forward Sports and the Cayman Islands Football Association was ostensibly concluded to assist with the construction of the National Training Center. - Photo: Matt Lamers

Football association hires independent auditor

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.

Junior players feel CIFA scandal fallout

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 Compass is the Cayman Islands' most trusted news website. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the Cayman Islands, as well as other parts of the Caribbean.

Cayman’s football referees on strike over assault claims

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.

Mini Slam tournament boosts youth football

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.

New football club in West Bay

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.

Webb’s sentencing set for November

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.

Government will not play ball with CIFA

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.

Past football star Ramoon takes over cash-strapped CIFA

Former Cayman Islands national football team captain Lee Ramoon was elected Saturday to serve as president of the Cayman Islands Football Association.

CIFA to hold elections for Webb’s replacement

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.

FIFA defendant, ex-Cayman resident Takkas sent to US

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.

Football association seeks new leader

The Cayman Islands Football Association will hold an election in May to find a successor to disgraced former president Jeffrey Webb.
The $600,000 loan agreement between Forward Sports and the Cayman Islands Football Association was ostensibly concluded to assist with the construction of the National Training Center. - Photo: Matt Lamers

Loans, gifts and graft: CIFA and CONCACAF’s Panama connections

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.

Soccer bosses vote for reform ahead of election

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.

CONCACAF drops kickback lawsuit

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.

EDITORIAL – FIFA scandal fallout: not just ‘not over,’ but barely begun

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.

Lawsuit: US$1.2M in CIFA loans were ‘graft’

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.

Blake ‘heartbroken’ by latest CIFA claims

Cayman football boss Bruce Blake says he is “sad and heartbroken” by allegations that money intended for the national football Centre of Excellence may...

CarePay trial – Crown: Webb’s Georgia home purchase was ‘money laundering’

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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