Honduran Football Federation honors President Webb
Photo: CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb (right) receives a recognition plaque from the President of the National Autonomous Football Federation of Honduras (FENAFUTH), Rafael Callejas (left) for his outstanding contributions to the development of football in the country.

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- The Honduran Football Federation (FENAFUTH) on Tuesday presented FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb with a special recognition for his outstanding contributions to the development of the game in this Central American country.

The award was bestowed on President Webb by Rafael Leonardo Callejas, President of FENAFUTH, and FENAFUTH General Secretary, Alfredo Hawit Banegas, at a banquet on the eve of the match between Honduras and the United States to kick off the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

"This award recognizes the last 25 years of my life committed to football throughout the Cayman Islands and the region," Webb said.

The award specifically cited President Webb's dedication to the development of the sport in all of CONCACAF's member nations.

"It's about focus," Webb said of his efforts to promote the development of the sport throughout the Confederation. "We have to focus. We have to allocate resources and put the right teams in place. We have plans we'd like to see as far as grassroots development, our coaching education programs and other initiatives across the region."

President Webb attended Wednesday afternoon's match between the U.S. and Honduras at the Olympic Stadium in San Pedro Sula.