“I cherished the entire moment, from the appointment to the final whistle,” reflected local football administrator Kennedy Kelly who was the Match Commissioner for the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) Final in Mexico last month.
Kelly was CONCACAF’s official representative managing all match operations for the final between Mexican clubs Cruz Azul and Toluca, who battled for a spot to the FIFA Club World Championship.
“It was a great, great experience working at this level,” said Kelly. “When I received the appointment I was very excited, a bit nervous and at the same time I felt very proud and honoured to know that the CONCACAF Competitions Committee had such confidence in me to be the Match Commissioner for a match of such high caliber.”
The CONCACAF Champions League Final was Kelly’s second appointment for the 2013-2014 season following an appointment for the CCL Match between Major League Soccer outfit Los Angeles Galaxy and Isidro Metapan of El Salvador in September 2013.
Kelly is an experienced administrator with over three decades experience in the game, he currently manages Cayman Islands Football Association champions Bodden Town FC but the veteran administrator admitted the Champions League experience is unforgettable.
“Yes, I must say that, the CCL was my most memorable experience to date at this level.”