Jack Warner statement on Concacaf
I have not had the chance to fully read the report of CONCACAF today where allegations have been made against me.
I left CONCACAF and turned my back on football two years ago. Since then I have had no interest in any football related matter.
CONCACAF’s report today is of no concern to me and as far as I am aware it is baseless and malicious.
CONCACAF lawyers have been in communication for several months with my lawyers who have instructions in this matter.
I am advised that the matter is a contractual matter for which my lawyers are dealing with separate and apart from any CONCACAF organised committee.
Notwithstanding that, It does seem ironical that the CONCACAF had been paying rent for a property all these years which, according to them, belonged to CONCACAF. In addition, it is also alarming that FIFA would invest in a property that is neither owned by them, CONCACAF, or the local football body in clear violation of their statutes, inclusive of Goal statutes and regulations.
It is even passing strange that the CONCACAF organised Committee interviewed some 38 persons, according to them, and yet did not interview Dr Joao Havelange, former FIFA President, who is still alive, is in good physical and mental health and in whose honour the Centre has been named and whom, I am sure, would have been able to enlighten them.
Finally, if after 20 years of being the President of CONCACAF all its Committee could have found is some baseless claim against me involving the Centre of Excellence then I will continue to sleep very soundly at nights.
April 19, 2013