(L-R) CONCACAF President, Victor Montagliani, CONCACAF General Secretary, Philippe Moggio, and UNCACF President, Rafael Tinoco.
FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President, Victor Montagliani and General Secretary, Philippe Moggio, are conducting a five-day tour in Central America that started on Monday in Guatemala and includes visits to El Salvador and Honduras.
This is the first official Member Association visit of Montagliani since he was elected as CONCACAF President in May in Mexico. The trip provides the Confederation’s leadership with an opportunity to discuss with Member Association officials cooperation across a range of priorities and challenges to further develop football within the region.
CONCACAF officials commended the excellent work of the Normalization Committees of the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala and the Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras to implement reforms.
“These visits are a significant opportunity to reinvigorate our dialogue on the needs and challenges of CONCACAF’s Member Associations based on the interests of the game, as we continue working closely to provide assistance and tailor-made support on their reform processes,” said Montagliani. “Cooperation along our federations is crucial to achieve stability in our region, while ensuring the long-term growth of football.”
In El Salvador, Montagliani and Moggio held meetings with Executive Committee members of the Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol.
CONCACAF Council Member, Pedro Chaluja and UNCAF President, Rafael Tinoco, accompanied the Confederation’s delegation during their visit to Guatemala and El Salvador.
In Honduras, Montagliani and Moggio held a private audience with the President of the country, Juan Orlando Hernandez, who also recognized the achievements and contributions of the Normalization Committee on and off the field.
President Montagliani will travel to Antigua and Barbuda on September 10 to meet with the CFU leadership during their first Executive Committee meeting.