The corruption-plagued governing body for soccer in North and Central America could be disbanded if it doesn’t clean up its act.

CONCACAF, which run’s football affairs in the region and the Caribbean, is mired in controversy and lawyers have warned of serious consequences.

Miami-based CONCACAF, one of the six confederations within FIFA, the world’s governing body, has been at the centre of the global scandal which has seen 41 individual and entities indicted by the US Department of Justice.

The last three presidents of CONCACAF are among those who have been indicted along with former general secretary, American Chuck Blazer.

The charges include bribery, money laundering, racketeering and conspiracy.

Trinidadian Jack Warner, who was president of CONCACAF for 21 years until 2011, is currently fighting extradition to the United States.

Representatives of CONCACAF's 41-member associations were given a briefing by the body's lawyers in Miami, where they were urged to back a comprehensive reform package which will be voted on later this month.

The lawyers warned of difficulties with broadcast partners, sponsors and banks, FIFA itself and the risk of government action if change is not enacted.

"Without reform CONCACAF risks - criminal convictions or deferred/non prosecution agreement; disbanding CONCACAF as an organization, freezing of accounts and/or forfeiture of CONCACAF assets; U.S government imposing a Monitor to closely regulate CONCACAF compliance with anti-corruption laws for up to five years or more," members were told in a presentation at the weekend.

Among the cases involving CONCACAF officials are a series of broadcasting and sports marketing deals that the US Department of Justice alleges included massive kickbacks and bribes.

"The fact is that the organisation is in a lot of trouble and I think people recognise that." - lawyer Samir Gandhi

Since the arrest of Warner's replacement as CONCACAF president, Jeffrey Webb, on May 27, the organisation has terminated all media rights agreements with Traffic Sports and Datisa, two of the companies that feature in the indictments.

CONCACAF has also ended 18 ‘bogus vendor relationships’, lawyers said. They body will hold a special congress in Zurich on February 26, a day before FIFA votes on its own reforms and elects a new president.

A series of changes to the organisation's statutes, including term limits and the introduction of independent members of oversight committees, will be put to the vote.

Samir Gandhi, of law firm Sidley Austin, who is CONCACAF's attorney, has been heavily involved in drafting the reforms.

"We have got consensus to fundamentally change the governance of soccer (in the region)," Gandhi said.

"The fact is that the organisation is in a lot of trouble and I think people recognise that. But we are in an enviable position in that we have a choice to make.”