Reid dreams of 'one CONCACAF'
CONCACAF director of football, Horace Reid, says the mission of new CONCACAF office, which was officially opened at the Courtleigh Corporate Centre on Wednesday, is to help make Caribbean Football Union members and its football stronger, more competitive and respected on the world stage, both on and off the field.
"It's a wide area of responsibility, as we want to improve administration, improve grass-roots programmes and our capacity-building programmes. We want this region to become a region that the global football family come to respect, not only on the pitch but off it," he said.
Reid, a former Jamaica Football Federation general secretary, says they also want to make the most of benefits available to regional members and establish programmes that will drive the region's football forward.
"The role of the office is to serve our 31 members, to elevate our service level and improve the lot of the Caribbean," he added.
He noted that not everyone in the region will qualify for a World Cup but believes every association has the right to follow their dreams, and that the office was established to help everyone maximise their potential.
"We have a diverse region, so everybody will have different objectives and different goals," he continued.
Reid also wants to make the most of benefits available to regional members and use it to drive the region's football forward.