CONCACAF OPENS OFFICE IN JAMAICA
Written by IrieJam Radio on March 2, 2017
CONCACAF is opening a new office in Kingston, Jamaica.
The continental governing body for football in North, Central America and the Caribbean, believes an office in the Caribbean region will help enhance governance for all 41 member associations, and “triple its investment” in Caribbean competitions throughout the coming year.
The objective of the new Caribbean office is to strengthen the governing body’s ability to operate efficiently and fully integrated, in order to continue driving long-term growth across the region.
CONCACAF officials say Jamaica was chosen as the new site because its “strategic location” will help “streamline the operations of regional competitions, while facilitating engagement with key stakeholders, including federations, partners, government and fans”.
CONCACAF Caribbean Football Director, Horace Reid of Jamaica – who is widely considered one of the region’s most accomplished administrators, will head the new office.
The new CONCACAF office will be located at The Courtleigh Corporate Centre in Kingston and begin operations this month.
The Jamaica office is the second to be opened outside of CONCACAF’s headquarters in Miami, Florida. The other is in Guatemala.