CONCACAF announces reforms in wake of FIFA scandal

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The CONCACAF federation, whose flagship international event – the Gold Cup – kicks off tomorrow, has announced significant reforms in the wake of the FIFA scandal – according to Mexican TV network Televisa.

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The federation was badly tarnished in last month’s FIFA scandal, with several of the accused parties having links back to the organisation.

Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer, two of the most controversial figures in FIFA, have both held high ranking positions within it, and having both been either accused or convicted of taking bribes.

“These reforms reflect CONCACAF’s commitment to strengthening our governance, management, and operations,” CONCACAF said in a statement. “They are intended to apply best practices for sound corporate governance to CONCACAF’s business operations.”

The organisation will name a Chief Compliance Officer for the first time, along with a new Chief Legal Officer. Additonally credit and background checks will be undertaken on all sponsors, sellers, and affiliated parties, and the budget will be made public.

The reforms will start to be implemented immediately.

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