The BFA is seen as a flagship developing Association for FIFA. There are many players receiving scholarships in the USA at Division 1 universities. There are also several Bahamian soccer players playing and getting opportunities with Professional clubs in Europe. The BFA competes at all FIFA age groups and genders. The BFA Coaching & Education Scheme offers D,C,B, & A National Coaching License's and continuous seminars and clinics for the development of local coaches and administrators.
Bahamas FA's Vice President, Fred Lunn, attended the meeting, there Lunn was given brown envelope with the word "Bahamas" on it, containing $40,000 USD. Believing it to be a bribe in a cash-for-votes scandal, funded by bin Hammam, Lunn reported the incident to Sealey who in turn reported it to CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer. Lunn took a photograph of the money and the envelope before returning them. He later gave journalists a digital copy of the photograph for publication.
As a result FIFA suspended both Warner and bin Hammam and launched an investigation.
Bahamas-based newspaper The Tribune praised Sealey and Lunn for not accepting the loan: "The attempted bribe was an insult to the whole Caribbean. Those seeking the Caribbean Football Federation's vote obviously saw its members as coming from poor island nations who would never have seen so much money as fell from the brown envelope that was offered them. Many proved to their tempters that poor they might be, but they had pride, they had integrity and although they might never see so much money again, under such tainted conditions they would never stoop so low as to pick it up. As was pointed out, $40,000 for the Caribbean's smaller islands would be the equivalent of several years' salary."