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(Antigua Observer) Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick has expressed disappointment at the resignation of two of his executive committee members who demanded he should resign after he lost an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over his exclusion from the CONCACAF presidential elections last year.

Puerto Rico Football Association president Eric Labrador resigned at the CFU Congress two weeks ago and since then First Vice-President Cheney Joseph, the Grenada Football Association boss, has followed him.

“Resignation is a serious matter and something we must all look at,” said Derrick. “I wish they hadn’t resigned but chosen to remain and fight for Caribbean football as a whole. We have a lot of work to do in our region to progress the game and the reality is that it can only be done effectively within the region by people from within our own member associations.”

CONCACAF has recently opened its own office in Jamaica to run the qualifying competitions for its own championships. CONCACAF has significantly reduced its funding to the CFU, but has taken over the running of the qualifiers, pretty much to the budgets and schedules set out by the CFU.

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