[CONCACAF IN CRISIS] Lisle Austin claimed victory in his tug of war with the Concacaf executive committee and general secretary Chuck Blazer for control of the regional confederation in the aftermath of Jack Warner's suspension. Austin said he won a court injunction in the Bahamas to resume duties as acting president of Concacaf after being suspended by the soccer organization. But there is the little matter of FIFA's dim view on individuals taking disputes into the courts ...
Austin said a High Court in the Bahamas -- where Concacaf is incorporated -- issued the injunction yesterday after he was banned by Concacaf on June 2 for allegedly violating rules.
Austin took over as president in late May when Warner was provisionally removed by FIFA over allegations of bribery.
Concacaf vice president Alfredo Hawit of Honduras was installed as the acting president after Austin's suspension, which FIFA extended worldwide.