Fifa President Gianni Infantino has made a pledge to give Africa more slots at the World Cup in the event that the number of teams are increased for future tournaments. Infantino was speaking during a visit to Nigeria, where he met President Muhammadu Buhari, and commented on the seemingly never ending Nigerian FA crisis.
UEFA General secretary Gianni Infantino has won the Fifa Presidential elections held on February 26 to replace his countryman- the disgraced Joseph Blatter. Infantino garnered 115 votes to beat Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman al-Khalifa in the second round of voting, after neither were able to garner the two thirds majority necessary to win in the first round.
The Fifa Appeals Committee has shaved two years off the punishment of both its suspended boss and former UEFA head Michel Platini. The decision was announced Wednesday after the panel held hearings all throughout the past week, AFP reports.
The world football organising body, still embroiled in scandal as they are, have decided to get rid of another relic from the Blatter regime; General Secretary Jerome Valcke. Valcke had initially been suspended for 90 days in September last year over allegations of corruption in the sale of World Cup tickets. He has also been implicated in another scandal, this one involving the payment of a $10m bribe to former CONCACAF head Jack Warner.
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter, as someone who has run the world’s most powerful football body for so long, might be feeling quite like the drug addict suffering from withdrawal syndrome.
Blatter and UEFA head Michelle Platini were both handed eight year bans from the sport for their involvement in a scandal, involving Blatter paying some money to the Frenchman in a not so transparent manner.
Former FIFA President Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter has largely escaped any punishment for the imploding organisation that he left behind him, many officials in the grips of authorities, under investigation of some kind.
However, Blatter himself and former UEFA head Michelle Platini were involved in their own mini scandal, regarding a payment made to Platini by Blatter back in 2001.
The Fifa President is currently facing calls for his immediate resignation as investigations into alleged corrupt practices of football’s governing body continues.
The downward spiral began after US officials indicted fourteen Fifa officials, leading to calls for Blatter’s prosecution. He has managed to stay insulated so far, until last week when Swiss officials announced they were opening criminal investigations against him.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter is in the midst of a corruption scandal like he’s never had to contend with, and whilst he’s agreed to eventually step down, he’s still maintaining that he has nothing to do with the corrupt practices.
Blatter wants us to believe that he’s headed an organisation for close to two decades, which is being investigated for charges that run even further back, that all his top cronies have been indicted; but he was blissfully oblivious to all that.
Not just that, the FIFA boss believes that he would definitely go to heaven, and that anyone who calls him corrupt should be jailed.
As the investigations into FIFA and their activities heats up, six officials have been placed on the most wanted list of Interpol. Interpol has issued red notices (international wanted persons alert), for two former FIFA executives and four corporate executives, also accused of corruption and racketeering charges. Jack Warner, former FIFA vice president and Nicolaz … Read more
Overall he made some good points, but then Sepp Blatter had to go and resign and ruin everything.
Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi is outraged by calls by some foreign football chiefs about Africa’s continued support of Sepp Blatter. The votes of most African football bosses, and those in Asia as well, went to Blatter in the last vote even though he was under suspicion of corruption; and that rankled some people in Europe and America.
But Kwesi Nyantakyi, speaking to the BBC, said it was insulting to be asked why they voted for to soon to be ex FIFA boss.
“It’s very irritating for someone to ask me why I voted for Blatter – why shouldn’t I? I think it’s a case of a lack of respect for Africans.
In an extraordinary turn just days after winning elections, FIFA boss Sepp Blatter has announced he’s going to resign his position. The Swiss announced at a press conference that he’s stepping down so reform can be carried out at FIFA. He announced that elections would be called to choose his successor. “I have thoroughly … Read more
When they talk about the cat that has nine lives, you should look no further than Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter, the current and future boss of world football’s governing body FIFA.
Everyone has been talking about the scandal that rocked FIFA this week, but everyone forgets Blatter has been battling corruption allegations ever since he became the one in charge.
In the midst of all these, he still managed to win his re-election bid for a fifth term in charge. The Swiss beat Jordanian candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein in the elections held in Zurich this afternoon.
Will racial abuse ever come to an end in football? It is appalling that, talented black footballers continue to be racially abuse across Europe. I’ve never heard of such incidents in Asia but when it comes to Europe, club football is some how becoming synonymous to racial abuse… Goal.com Reports; Sepp Blatter has voiced his … Read more