Montagliani elected CONCACAF president


May 13, 2016
Canadian Soccer Association President Victor Montagliani. AP Photo

Mexico City:

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) yesterday elected Victor Montagliani president during its XXXI Ordinary Congress in Mexico City.

All of the Confederation's 41 Member Associations participated in the elections for CONCACAF positions and with a majority of votes, Montagliani, president of the Canadian Soccer Association, was elected as President of Rodolfo Villalobos of Costa Rica was elected to the CONCACAF Council as a vice-president.

Additionally, CONCACAF's 35 FIFA Members elected Luis Hernandez of Cuba, Pedro Chaluja of Panama, and Sonia Bien-Aime of Turks and Caicos to represent the Confederation on the FIFA Council.

The Congress is being chaired by CONCACAF Council vice-president Justino Compean of Mexico, and the elections were conducted by CONCACAF's Ad hoc Electoral Committee. Members of the ad hoc Electoral Committee included Ted Howard, CONCACAF's acting general secretary, Marco Leal, CONCACAF's head of member associations and legal affairs, and Sam Gandhi, CONCACAF's legal adviser.

In accordance with the Confederation's Statutes, the mandate of the new CONCACAF President and CONCACAF Council Members will start after the conclusion of the Congress.

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