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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.

Whittaker: World Cup qualifying delay will benefit Cayman

Cayman Islands Football Association president Alfredo Whittaker says the recent decision to push back regional World Cup qualifying tournaments will benefit Cayman’s men’s national football team.

Cayman’s World Cup qualifying campaign postponed

Cayman's qualifying campaign for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has been postponed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The Confederation of North, Central...

Cayman’s World Cup qualifying campaign may be postponed

Cayman’s national men’s football team may join several other countries in postponing their World Cup qualifying matches due to travel restrictions and other issues...

Cayman to open World Cup qualifying against Suriname

Cayman's national men's football team is set to open its World Cup qualifying campaign against Suriname as the region's football governing body on Wednesday...
Cayman Islands under-20 women’s national football team.

U20 footballers at ‘very low risk’ of coronavirus on trip

The Cayman Islands under-20 women’s national football team returned home Tuesday from the Dominican Republic, after being knocked out of the CONCACAF championships, and...

Cayman’s women out of CONCACAF U20 Championships

The Cayman Islands Under-20 team came up short in its round of 16 match against Guyana, losing 2-0 and getting eliminated from the CONCACAF U20 Women’s Championships.

Cayman’s U20 girls advance in CONCACAF Championship

The Cayman Islands Under-20 girls’ national team defeated St. Kitts and Nevis in their final group stage match to move on to round of 16 in the CONCACAF Women’s Championships.

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).

FIFA bans former CONCACAF general secretary Sanz for life

The football world governing body FIFA imposed a lifetime ban on Enrique Sanz, a former general secretary of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), after finding him guilty of bribery.

Cayman off to hot start in CONCACAF Nations League

There’s a surprising team atop the standings in the C level of the CONCACAF Nations League.

Kehoe ties for top CONCACAF scoring spot

Molly Kehoe did not just lift her team with her scoring last week. She ranked as the top goal-scorer in the regional competition.

Cayman wins group, qualifies for CONCACAF tournament

They only needed to win by one goal, but the home team just could not stop scoring.

Cayman on verge of CONCACAF qualification

Cayman’s under-17 women’s football team has a five-goal cushion and a chance to control its own future.

CONCACAF U-17 girls: Cayman explodes to 8‑1 win over Dominica

Cayman’s national team rode a tidal wave of scoring Wednesday night to take an 8‑1 victory over Dominica in the first game of their qualifying bracket for the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championships.

Cayman to host US, Cuban and Canadian football teams

Cayman will soon play host to one of the biggest draws in CONCACAF.

Cayman to host US, Cuban and Canadian football teams

Team USA will come to Grand Cayman's Truman Bodden Sports Complex on 19 Nov. for a Nations League game against Cuba.

FIFA signals CIFA will receive renewed funding

Cayman was welcomed back into the global football community Friday, when FIFA President Gianni Infantino led a delegation to visit the headquarters of the Cayman Islands Football Association.

Cayman football stands up to Haiti in 2‑2 draw

Cayman needed a two-goal victory over Haiti to clinch a victory in its group and move on in the qualification process, but a late goal by the road team resulted in a deflating 2‑2 draw.

CONCACAF Olympic qualifier: Cayman looks for big win versus Haiti

The Cayman Islands had a chance at Olympic qualification when it played against Haiti on Sunday night at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex – hours after the Compass’s press deadline.

CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers: Cayman comes up short against Grenada

Cayman’s journey for Olympic qualification in football became a little tougher Wednesday night, when Grenada earned a victory in a tightly contested 1‑0 game at Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

FIFA Scandal: Blazer lawsuit settled in CONCACAF’s favour

Regional football body CONCACAF has settled a lawsuit against the estate of Charles ‘Chuck’ Blazer in which it accused the former secretary general of the organisation of having used New York, Delaware and Cayman Islands companies and bank accounts to cheat CONCACAF out of millions of dollars between the early 1990s and 2011.

CONCACAF U-17 Championships: Cayman takes on St. Vincent, Nicaragua

After a strong start last week, in which they convincingly beat Grenada and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands Under 17 Boys National Football squad found their next two games at the CONCACAF Under 17 Boys Championships to be somewhat more challenging.

UPDATE: Cayman goes down to rising Montserrat

A tenacious Cayman Islands side put up a strong fight before going down 2-1 to Montserrat in front of a packed house at Ed Bush stadium in West Bay on Friday.

Cayman ready to take on Montserrat

Cayman’s international soccer programme is going through a renaissance. After playing only one match in five years, the national squad face Montserrat in a Nations League match Friday evening in what will be their sixth international encounter in as many months. The Under-17 national team will be in action in a World Cup qualifier in Florida on the same day.

CONCACAF U-17 Championships: Cayman defeats Grenada in tournament

The Cayman Islands Under 17 Boys National Football team defeated Grenada 2-0 in the Group A opener of the CONCACAF Under 17 Boys Championships qualifying round on Saturday at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

CONCACAF: Cayman Islands loses to Curacao

The Cayman Islands Under 20 Men’s National Football Team lost to Curacao 2-4 in their final Group F game of the CONCACAF Men’s Under 20 Championships in Bradenton, Florida, Saturday.

Cayman in sensational draw with Guatemala

The Cayman Islands Under 20 Men’s National Football Team secured a sensational 2-2 draw with Guatemala in a thrilling Group F encounter on Thursday evening at the CONCACAF Men’s Under 20 Championships in Bradenton, Florida.

CONCACAF Men’s U20 Championships: Cayman defeats Guyana

The Cayman Islands Under 20 Men’s National Football Team secured their first victory in Group F as they defeated Guyana 3-2 on Tuesday afternoon at the CONCACAF Men’s Under 20 Championships in Bradenton, Florida.

Under 20s to participate in CONCACAF Championships

The Cayman Islands Under 20 Men’s National Football Team traveled to Sunrise, Florida Friday for a four-day training camp in preparation for the 2018 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championships scheduled for Nov. 1 to Nov. 10 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Shaka Hislop: Football corruption has not changed since FIFA case

Despite the waves that the FIFA corruption case has made worldwide, and particularly in the Caribbean, following the arrest and guilty plea of former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb and other national and regional football bosses, nothing has changed, according to former football professional Shaka Hislop.

Cayman loses to Reggae Boyz in CONCACAF Nations League qualifier

It was a tough debut, as expected, for the Cayman Islands in the CONCACAF Nations League qualifier, with a 4-0 loss to Jamaica Sunday night at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Court approves Webb’s 7th sentence date

By the time Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb is sentenced over his role in the FIFA racketeering scandal, it will have been nearly three years since he pleaded guilty to seven criminal charges in the investigation.

Cayman U-15 boys finish CONCACAF tournament undefeated

The Cayman Islands Under 15 Boys’ National Football finished undefeated in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-15 Boys Championships with a 2-0 shutout of Antigua and Barbuda on Friday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

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.

CONCACAF lawsuit seeks millions

Cayman corporations were set up as “vehicles of fraud” in a scheme to cheat international football organizations out of millions of dollars between the early 1990s and 2011, according to claims made in U.S. federal court by one of those organizations.

National football team seeks support for tournament

The Cayman Islands U-15 national football team has started a community campaign to raise money to assist in the development and training of the team in the months leading up to the CONCACAF Boys U-15 Championship in August, organizers said in a press release.

Former CONCACAF, Admiral headquarters for sale

The downtown George Town office building that once housed former CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb’s office and his friend Canover Watson’s financial services company is being sold.

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.

Deportation ‘likely’ after Webb guilty plea

Cayman businessman Jeffrey Webb faces up to a 20-year sentence, possible deportation and additional fines in exchange for his November guilty plea to racketeering and fraud-related charges in connection with the ongoing FIFA probe in the U.S.

Local boys prepare for Under 17 World Cup Playoffs

Following on from their historic third-place finish at the 2015 Caribbean Football Union Under 15 Boys’ Championships in Sint Maarten last August, the now Under 17 Boys National Football Team are preparing for the first round of the CFU Under 17 World Cup Playoffs.

Ex-CONCACAF chief Hawit pleads guilty

The last president of FIFA’s regional football governing body, Alfredo Hawit, pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court Monday in connection with the ongoing FIFA racketeering and bribery probe.

FIFA sues corrupt officials

World football governing body FIFA is suing its corrupt former executives, including Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb, in an attempt to claim “tens of millions of dollars” in damages.

FIFA corruption case: Bribe linked to Webb, local attorney

A previously unidentified player in the international FIFA corruption probe has revealed specific football bribe payments that he told U.S. federal investigators were intended for Jeffrey Webb. One of those payments, he said, was sent to the Florida bank account of a “Caymanian attorney.”

U-15 football team readies for CONCACAF competition

The Cayman Islands National U-15 football team are working hard and honing their skills before facing one of the most important competitions of their football career: the 2017 CONCACAF U-15 Boys Tournament.

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.

Brac sports day heralds a new era

Young Brac athletes were the stars of a notable track and field event held on Friday Feb. 5.

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.

Cayman CONCACAF offices shuttered

The Cayman Islands CONCACAF president’s offices in George Town closed down on Feb. 1, the Cayman Compass learned this week.

Football firm linked to FIFA probe, Watson court case

A Pakistan-based football products manufacturing company has been linked in legal documents to the ongoing FIFA corruption and bribery probe in the United States.

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.

Boys, girls teams heading to Las Vegas

The Under-16 team from the Cayman Islands Youth Football program will return to Las Vegas next week to participate in the 2016 Mayor’s Cup International Showcase.

Hernandez, Lloyd named CONCACAF Players of the Year

Mexico’s Javier Hernandez and USA’s Carli Lloyd were named Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football’s 2015 Male and Female Players of...

US argues against release of CONCACAF chief

The U.S. Department of Justice is opposing the release on bond of indicted CONCACAF president Alfredo Hawit because it fears the Honduran national may...

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.


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