Concacaf returns Fulford and Hernandez to FIFA Council for new terms

July 7 – Concacaf have returned both Sonia Fulford (pictured) from the Turks and Caicos and Luis Hernandez from Cuba for new terms on the FIFA Council.

Fulford first served as one of two new female representative on the old FIFA Executive Committee in 2013, she was then known as Sonia Bien-Aime. She went on to serve as a female member when that was formed on 2016 and has held position since then.

A former captain of the Turks and Caicos women’s team, she became general secretary of her FA in 2006 before being elected president in 2014, the only female president of an FA in the Concacaf region.

Fulford was relected unopposed.

Cuban FA president Luis Hernandez, who made it to Miami for the Congress but was unable to get his team to Fort Lauderdale for the Gold Cup preliminary qualifiers last weekend, was elected by 28 votes to five over former Concacaf referees boss Alfredo Whittaker, who is president of the Cayman Islands FA.

Hernandez was first elected to the FIFA Council in May 2016, as one of three Concacaf representatives.

A former player, Hernandez, aged 71, played for Cuba at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

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