Warner’s resignation was announced by the country’s Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, in a brief statement earlier tonight. Persad-Bissessar said she accepted the resignation and thanked Warner for his service to the nation. She also said she has advised the country’s governor general to appoint a new minister to the post.
Warner’s resignation came just days after Trinidad’s opposition had he be let go from the post on the heels of an ethics panel of the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Football report that charged Warner and former secretary general Chuck Blazer with enriching themselves through fraud during their terms with the organization.
Warner was a former vice president of the world soccer body, FIFA. The report detailed Warner’s private ownership of what CONCACAF believed was its own $25 million Centre of Excellence in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.