St. John’s, Antigua – President of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association Everton “Batow” Gonsalves left Antigua earlier this week to attend both CONCACAF and CFU’s meetings of Congress respectively. Also traveling with President Gonsalves was ABFA Executive member Rollie James.
The Caribbean Football Union who completed a successful Congress on Wednesday hosted President of CONCACAF Jeffrey Webb, General Secretary Enrique Sanz, CFU President Gordon Derrick and CFU Executive members.
Also attending both meetings were FIFA president Sepp Blatter and his challengers Luis Figo, Dutch FA chief Michael van Praag and Jordan’s Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein who were invited as observers.
CFU President Gordon Derrick spoke of democracy being upheld by member associations of the CFU
If there is a democracy and we believe in a democracy then that means that everyone who is nominated has a chance to participate and whoever votes, votes, whichever way,” he told Reuters on Wednesday.
President Gonsalves who is always happy to represent the twin island state spoke on his experience at both congresses.
President Gonsalves stated
“It is pleasure being here among many of my colleagues in CFU and also CONCACAF. It always a great experience for myself when called to congress especially in the beautiful islands of the Bahamas this time around.”
During the CONCACAF ordinary Congress President Jeffrey Webb one again returned to the post of head of CONCACAF for another term.