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Despite Corruption Allegations, Blatter Re-Elected FIFA President For 5th Term

By Niyi Adeyi – Against all odds, long term serving FIFA President, Sepp Baltter has been re-elected the world Football Governing body head for four years tenure.

FIFA President, Sepp Baltter

FIFA President, Sepp Baltter

The returned President emerged Friday the winner, with a total of 133 votes as against his only rival, Jordanian Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein who scored 73 votes, at the FIFA congress held in Zurich Switzerland.

Blatter was officially re-elected as the FIFA President for the fifth term, by the body’s 209 member associations including Nigeria. The country three-man delegate was led by the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick.

The newly-elected FIFA head main rival, Prince Al-Hussein conceded defeat before the second round of voting took place, when a simple majority would have been enough for either contender to win.

The just concluded FIFA congress has been a subject of controversy, as allegations of misconducts were leveled against some officials of the global Football body, culminating in their suspension and speculations that sponsors, as well as UEFA were considering withdrawal from the election.





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