Antiguan businessman is new CFU general secretary

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):An Antiguan businessman, Neil Cochrane, is the new general secretary of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), a CFU release said on Wednesday.Cochrane has been appointed to replace Anguilla’s Damien Hughes, who had announced his intention to leave the position since last year.The CFU statement announcing the appointment said Cochrane has a wealth of experience in management, having spent the last 13 years as a marketing manager.”We have to understand and have dialogue with the associations to understand their strengths and their weaknesses and to see how we can improve and enhance their weaknesses and further develop their strengths, so that when they have their leagues in St Lucia, or in Guadeloupe, or in Haiti they are all of a particular standard. We have to make sure they are all tapping into as many resources as possible to fund the various programmes that they have.”Relocation comingAlready, the new general secretary has announced plans to reduce the CFU staff in Jamaica as well as rent a smaller office there.He also revealed that some aspects of the daily operations of the CFU will be relocated to Antigua.”There will be some reduction in staff in Jamaica and the size in the current facility that we rent,” he said.”And then there will be the establishment of an office here in Antigua with some support staff and in particular the media. The PR machinery will be placed in Antigua.”In his first interview in the new role, Cochrane said while he intends to open-up dialogue with the membership, first on his agenda is transforming the CFU into a financially viable organisation.”The majority of the funding for the Caribbean Football Union comes through CONCACAF, and at the end of the day, the monies are not necessarily close to what the CFU requires to execute all of its programmes,” said Cochrane.”So, therefore, we have an obligation to do our endeavour best to increase and improve the revenue machinery of the Caribbean Football Union so that the member associations and can be supported stronger.”last_img read more

CECAFA U20: Wobbly Hippos eliminated by Tanzania

first_img Tags: Albart SimchimbaAziz KayondoIvan AsabaIvan Bogeeremorley byekwasoPius KelvintopUganda Hippos The two captains line up alongside the match official before the game on Sunday. (PHOTO/FUFA)CECAFA U20 Championships Tanzania 4-2 UgandaPece Stadium, Gulu Sunday, 29-09-2019The Uganda U20 men’s football national team, the Hippos were on Sunday eliminated from the 2019 CECAFA U20 championships after losing 4-2 to Tanzania.In the game played at Pece Stadium in Gulu, Tanzanian strikers Albart Simchimba and Pius Kelvin each struck twice to eliminate Uganda.The Hippos goals were scored by Vipers SC left-back Aziz Kayondo on a slippery surface at the Pece Stadium in Gulu.Uganda started strongly trying to break the dead-lock.Inside the opening 15 minutes, Ivan Asaba shot wide before namesake Bogeere curled a free-kick over.However, it was Tanzania who opened the scoring as Simchimba headed past Jack Komakech in the Hippos goal.Morley Byekwaso’s side search for a response before halftime but it would not come as Tanzania went into the break leading 1-0.Kayondo eventually levelled matter two minutes after the restart with a wonderful strike from distance.However, Simchimba restored Tanzania’s advantage thanks to another headed effort.Like he had done earlier, Kayondo once again drew Uganda level from similar fashion as the first.The stage was now set for Kelvin to prove his quality.The Belgium based striker scored two goals in quick succession to hand Tanzania victory.Tanzania now march onto the semi finals where they will take on Sudan at the Pece Stadium in Gulu.For Uganda, it is the end of what promised to be a good tournament at home.In the early kick off at the same venue, Sudan edged South Sudan 1-0 in the Sudan derby.At the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru, Kenya overcame Burundi 2-1 in the first game before Eritrea humiliated islanders Zanzibar 5-0.Eritrea will now take on Kenya is the other semi final which will be played at Njeru.Uganda’s starting line upJack Komakech (G.K), Joseph Kafumbe, Aziz Abdul Kayondo, Gavin Kizito, Kenneth Semakula, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Sadam Masereka, Najib Yiga (46’ Isma Mugulusi), Ivan Asaba, Steven Sserwadda, Ivan Bogere (70’ Sadat Anaku)SubstitutesDenis Otim (G.K), Patrick Mubiru (G.K), Kevin Ssekimbegge, Robert Kitabalwa, Derrick Kiggundu, Bright AnukaniThe quarter final results-Tanzania 4-2 Uganda-Eritrea 5-0 Zanzibar-Kenya 2-1 Burundi-Sudan 1-0 South SudanComments last_img read more