(Barbados Today) The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is beginning to rebuild its reputation following its corruption scandal, general secretary Philippe Moggio has stated.
However, the Colombian admitted it will take time for the organisation to be completely free of its tarnished image.
The CONCACAF was at the epicentre of widespread financial wrongdoing within football, with three of their previous four Presidents before Canadian Victor Montagliani was elected last year indicted by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ).
Trinidad and Tobago’s Jack Warner, Honduran Alfredo Hawit and Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands have all been implicated in the scandal.
They have all been banned from all footballing activity for life, while Hawit and Webb have pleaded guilty to corruption charges in the US.
Their illicit actions over the past two decades, largely involving millions of dollars of bribes and kickbacks related to media and marketing rights for major international matches and tournaments, rocked CONCACAF to its core and plunged the governing body into an unprecedented crisis.