(SPORTSMAX) Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) president Victor Montagliani has won the CONCACAF presidential election.Montagliani defeated Bermuda Football Federation (BFF) president Larry Mussenden in the association’s Ordinary Congress in Mexico City yesterday.
The recently re-elected CSA president triumphed by a result of 25-16 and will hope to bring to an end a period of instability for the scandal-hit region.
Montagliani succeeds Caymanian Jeffrey Webb, who is currently detained in the United States facing charges of corruption. Webb’s arrest in Zurich last year crowned an embarrassing period for the region, which has seen its last three presidential representatives face corruption charges.
As part of his plans for the region Montagliani has promised a focus on developing the smaller nations of the Caribbean and Central America, as well as transparent governance and a corporate structure.
The 50-year-old has also targeted bringing the 2026 men’s World Cup to the region, with his home country of Canada looking to be part of any bid.