Chuck Blazer has told associations to pay back money

Amidst allegations of possible bribes paid out to associations of 25 football territories in the CONCACAF, the Dominica Football Association (DFA) President Patrick John, in an attempt to eliminate suspicions, has stated that the association had no part in any of the alleged misconduct.

The allegations, made by CONCACAF General Secretary, Chuck Blazer, suggest that the boards were paid the bribes by FIFA executive committee members Mohamed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner, after a special meeting in Trinidad.

While John confirms that he himself represented the DFA at the meeting, he said, “The DFA was the only association to refuse Hammam’s proposals and the association has not received any such monies.”

Five associations have told investigators that they rejected the offers of individual payments of $40,000 in $100 bills, while 13 Caribbean country football governing bodies, including DFA, have supported Jack Warner’s denial that any such offers were made to them.

Despite this a number of associations have returned cash that they received from Warner and Hammam, including the Bahamas Football Association which first reported the matter to its President Anton Sealy. Sealy subsequently alerted Blazer of the alleged bribery attempt.

John believes that Blazer’s objective is to have Warner removed in an effort to bring in someone from North America into CONCACAF.