Caribbean official appeals at CAS in FIFA election case

Gordon Derrick has testified at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to challenge being barred from an election to become a FIFA vice president.

By: AP | Lausanne | Published:November 28, 2016 10:06 pm
football-m Gordan Derrick was reprimanded by the FIFA ethics committee in 2011. (Source: Reuters)

Caribbean football leader Gordon Derrick has testified at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to challenge being barred from an election to become a FIFA vice president.

CAS says a verdict in Derrick’s appeal against FIFA is expected early next year.

Derrick, the Caribbean Football Union president from Antigua, failed an eligibility test in April to be a candidate for the presidency of CONCACAF, the governing body of North and Central America and the Caribbean.

CONCACAF’s president also has FIFA vice president status and joins FIFA’s strategy-setting council.

The FIFA audit and compliance committee did not publicly specify why Derrick was barred from the vote.

Derrick was reprimanded by the FIFA ethics committee in 2011 in a wide-ranging investigation of alleged Caribbean bribery in that year’s FIFA presidential election.