Canada Soccer's Victor Montagliani has been elected president of CONCACAF.
Montagliani, who is in his second term as Canadian Soccer Association president, defeated Bermuda Football Association boss and FIFA appeals panel chairman Larry Mussenden by a 25-16 margin in Thursday's vote.
“I am truly honored to have the confidence of CONCACAF’s members as we move into a new football first era for our confederation,” Montagliani said after the election in Mexico City. “Our members have voted in favor of reform, and I am committed to ensuring CONCACAF rebuilds its credibility with the football world and to position and ready the organization to deal effectively with the evolving global game.”
Montagliani becomes the third president of CONCACAF in a year. Previous bosses Jeffrey Webb and Alfredo Hawit were each alledgedly involved corruption scandals that have rocked the world's game at the administrative level in recent monhs.
A "commitment to reforms and ensuring accountability and transparency" is among the platforms that Montaglian ran his campaign on.
“Today, we have taken an important step towards the future of one, united CONCACAF,” Montagliani said.