Home Topics CIFA

Topic: CIFA

Inside look at CIFA

The Cayman Islands Football Association President Alfredo Whittaker and General Secretary Marcos Tinoco spoke at length with the Cayman Compass about the controversies that...

CIFA staff receives first aid training

Staff at the Cayman Islands Football Association spent Tuesday, 25 May, at the Cayman Corporate Centre taking a one-day certification course in first aid.

FIFA fines Cayman Football Association, temporarily bans Alfredo Whittaker

FIFA has fined the Cayman football association (CIFA) CHF 50,000 (US$55,500) and banned its president, Alfredo Whittaker, from official duties involving Cayman’s national team.

Alliance eliminated from FA Cup following 6-0 thrashing

The first round of the Cayman Islands Football Association FA Cup tournament wrapped up over the weekend with Scholars International handing Alliance a 6-0 beating.

FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against CIFA

FIFA last week opened disciplinary proceedings against the Cayman Islands Football Association over 'incidents' during Cayman's 29 March World Cup qualifying match against Canada.

Latinos and Bodden Town set to clash in President’s Cup finals

Latinos FC will take on Bodden Town FC in the Cayman Islands Football Association  President’s Cup finals.

Watson, Blake deny CIFA fraud-related charges

Two former soccer officials have denied multiple corruption charges linked to claims they fraudulently funnelled cash through the Cayman Islands Football Association bank account.

FOOTBALL: Scholars, Latinos stay perfect

Scholars and Latinos each won over the weekend to stay perfect through three rounds of the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League.

FOOTBALL: Ebanks’ hat trick propels Scholars as CIFA seasons begin

Jonah Ebanks scored three times to give Scholars a 5-1 season-opening win over Future on Saturday, propelling his club to the top of the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League.

Latinos win CIFA Charity Shield

Latinos beat Bodden Town 1-0 to claim the CIFA Charity Shield on Sunday, 13 Sept., at the Annex, to open the 2020-2021 pre-season.

Underdogs rise to the occasion in President’s Cup finals

Latinos men's and Scholars women's football teams take their respective CIFA President's Cup titles.

Football Association eyes return to pitch

Cayman Islands Football Association leaders are hoping to finish the 2019/20 Premier League season which was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bodden Town FC regain league throne

Bodden Town Football Club is back on top of the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League after their long awaited round 10 fixture against George Town FC

Bodden Town returns to league play against GT

Bodden Town FC is scheduled to return to the Cayman Islands Football Association league Wednesday, when they face George Town SC at the Annex.

Scholars, Latinos advance to President’s Cup finals

Scholars ISC will be taking on Latinos in the Cayman Islands Football Association President's Cup finals.

Bodden Town FC returns with a win

Bodden Town FC returned to action Saturday night against East End UFC in the Cayman Islands Football Association President’s Cup tournament, winning the game 4-1.

Cayman ends run at CONCACAF U20 Championship

Cayman’s boys under 20 national football team returned home with a win and two losses after competing at the CONCACAF U20 Championship, in Puerto Rico. The tournament consisted of four groups. The winner of each group advances to the 2021 FIFA U20 World Cup, in Indonesia.

Scholars take top spot in CIFA Premier League

Scholars blanked North Side 8-0 Sunday night to move into first place in the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League. Scholars’ move into the...

All-out drama in round 9 of the CIFA league

Action during Round 9 of the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League included more than 15 yellow cards, five red cards, and a referee...

Trio to face trial on football fraud charges

Charmaine Moss and Canover Watson returned to Grand Court on Friday to face charges of fraud and corruption relating to the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

Bodden Town Football Club suspended indefinitely

Bodden Town Football Club has been suspended from the Cayman Islands Football Association league after one of its players assaulted a referee during a...

Bodden Town FC batters Alliance FC

Bodden Town FC continued their dominance in the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League Sunday night after winning their eighth consecutive match with a...

Cayman looks to face Pakistan in international friendly

The Cayman Islands men’s national football team is set to play in their first international friendly of the year against Pakistan on 12 Feb....

Academy SC bests George Town SC

Academy SC beat George Town SC 2-1 Saturday night at the Annex, in a contentious match which included three yellow cards, several altercations and...

Scholars ISC tops Roma Fusion in women’s football action

Despite starting the match with only nine players, Scholars ISC women’s squad managed to hold their opponents scoreless in the first half, pulling out...

Scholars ISC lose to rival Elite SC in league’s round 7

Elite FC laid waste to their neighbours Scholars ISC during their derby encounter in Round 7 of the Cayman Islands Football Association League on...

CIFA matches postponed

All six of the Round 7 matches in the Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League were postponed over the weekend because several of the...

CIFA Premier League set to resume

The Cayman Islands Football Association Premier League is set to resume this weekend for round seven after pausing for the holidays. Roma USC will...

Quarter-final games set for CIFA President’s Cup

Cayman Athletic SC came up short Sunday night in the Cayman Islands Football Association President’s Cup, with East End UFC mounting a comeback to...

Athletics SC forces early start to CIFA President Cup

A late addition to the Cayman Islands Football Association Men’s President's Cup moved up the start date of the competition from Saturday, 14 Dec.,...

Scholars International Sports Club has won four of the last five CIFA Premier League...

There’s one name at the top of the Cayman football pyramid and everyone else is chasing. Scholars International Sports Club, founded in 1977, has won...

NEW: FIFA president to visit Cayman on Friday

The regional and global heads of the international game of football will be in Cayman Friday.

CIFA Youth Football Leagues: Boys Under 11 playoffs and Under 15 FA Cup begin

The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth leagues continued on Saturday, with the highlights of the day involving the Boys Under 11 league playoffs and the first round of the Boys Under 15 FA Cup.

EDITORIAL – CIFA officials must leave no room for doubt

As a highly visible, youth-focused organisation, CIFA must embody the highest ethical principles. As role models for our children and representatives of our islands overseas, they should conduct themselves as leaders – with integrity, accountability, honesty and openness.

Senior referee to bring discipline to soccer administration

There are few things in sport that capture the imagination like a comeback.

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.

Sea Swim, Frankenstein, Glow Party: This weekend’s top events

CUC and the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association host the traditional 800m swim, open to all, and a 400m swim for the 12 and unders, which is not a timed event. (These events were rescheduled due to inclement weather on Oct. 8.)

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.

Update: Webb sentencing put off

Cayman Islands businessman Jeffrey Webb faces potential prison time and deportation in connection with his role in the ongoing FIFA racketeering and bribery scandal at his sentencing hearing, scheduled for Friday in U.S. federal court.

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.

Webb’s FIFA plea deal sought from US court

Details of cooperation agreements between three key defendants in the ongoing FIFA corruption investigation, including a deal struck with Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb, are being sought by a U.S.-based news organization which filed a formal request with the federal court for those records earlier this month.

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.

The dance

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.

Academy Sports Club gets upgrade

Academy Sports Club, which promotes football among Cayman’s youth, has received an upgrade to its facilities after three companies donated to the club.

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.


CIFA members involved with CarePay pharmacy deal

At least three members of the Cayman Islands Football Association, including Canover Watson and Jeffrey Webb, intended to benefit from the creation of a new pharmacy business.

Webb parties amid FIFA fallout

His best friend and someone he once described as “his brother” was sent to jail for seven years Friday.

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.

CarePay trial: CIFA centre of excellence cash not returned

A sum of $250,000 deposited in a Fidelity Bank account via the Cayman Islands Football Association through another local company was never returned to the company that paid it, Canover Watson testified Tuesday during his criminal trial.

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...

Cayman Premier League matches set for this weekend

The Cayman Islands Football Association’s Premier League is under way, with four matches being held over the coming weekend.

CONCACAF ‘contributions’ from FIFA on hold

FIFA, world football’s governing body, announced this week that it has put funding on hold “until further notice” for two of its confederations in the Americas – including one in the Caribbean and Central America.

Editorial Year in Review: FIFA, corruption

editorials on fifa, corruption

Top stories of 2015: FIFA scandal puts Cayman in spotlight

A dawn raid at a luxurious Swiss hotel in May led to the crumbling of a soccer empire and thrust the Cayman Islands into the world spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

CIFA to launch GOAL project inquiry

The Cayman Islands Football Association has said it will appoint an independent committee to examine spending on its multimillion-dollar Centre of Excellence.


FIFA scandal: Cayman football in Webb’s shadow

In the United States, the trial of Jeffrey Webb is over before it began. Here in the Cayman Islands, however, the stain of Webb's legacy is only beginning to become apparent.

Webb fired from Cayman football association

Jeffrey Webb has been officially terminated as president of the Cayman Islands Football Association after pleading guilty to involvement in racketeering and bribery schemes at world football’s governing body, FIFA. CIFA’s executive committee said it would hold elections for the role “at its first congress in 2016,” though it has not set a date for the meeting.

Fallout from Webb guilty plea continues

Sports Minister Osbourne Bodden calls for an independent inquiry into Cayman football’s governing body in the wake of allegations that Jeffrey Webb embezzled funds intended for youth soccer programs.

CarePay trial: Football cash funneled into 'sham' account, claims Crown

Prosecutors said Wednesday that US$250,000 from the Cayman Islands Football Association found its way into a Fidelity Bank account initially set up to take in payments from the public healthcare system for the CarePay patient swipe-card contract.

Anti-Corruption Commission probing 12 cases

The Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission is actively investigating 12 cases of corruption, and incoming complaints have dropped by more than half since 2012-2013.

FIFA course raises standards

Referees in Cayman are now more qualified after the Cayman Islands Football Association hosted a FIFA Referee Course.

Right attitude is a kick-off must

The new Cayman Islands Football Association season kicks off in earnest on Sunday and after the way the Charity Shield game ended last weekend, good behavior and exemplary sportsmanship should be at the forefront of all concerned.

Grassroots coaches will help next wave of aspiring footballers kick it

The Cayman Islands Football Association hosted the CONCACAF Grassroots Coaching Course at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex last weekend.

Women's coaching course held

The Cayman Islands Football Association hosted the FIFA Women’s Coaching Course at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex last week.

This week