Alfredo Whittaker re-elected as CIFA president

Alfredo Whittaker will oversee the Cayman Islands Football Association for another four years after being re-elected as president during the CIFA Election Congress on Saturday, (December 4) morning at The Westin Hotel. 

Whittaker, 55, was victorious by default after an unopposed run. His first term of presidency, saw the Cayman Islands play the most national tournaments throughout four seasons, as well as the reintroduction of the CIFA First Division, which broadened the outreach for young local talent. 

Under his leadership, Whittaker also restored the financial partnership with the Cayman Islands government which was cut in 2016 after former president Jeffrey Webb was found guilty in a corruption scandal. 

Grenada Football Association president Cheney Joseph extended his congratulations to Whittaker in a Facebook post. 

“Your vision, dedication and commitment to developing the game of football was always visible for others to see,” Joseph stated. 

However, in a brief duration of controversy in 2021, FIFA Disciplinary Committee fined CIFA US$55,500 and banned Whittaker, for six months after he failed to adhere to FIFA’s standard safety protocols during a World Cup qualifying match between the Cayman Islands and Canada back in March.   

Additionally, Dion Brandon was also re-elected as CIFA vice president while Jennifer Powery was appointed as the new Deputy General Secretary. 

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