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I Regret Taking FIFA World Cup To Africa – Sepp Platter Breaks Silence

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Joseph “Sepp” Blatter is a retired Swiss football administrator who was the eighth President of the FIFA from 1998 to 2015 has broke silence over circumstances surrounding his six year ban from participating in FIFA activities

The former FIFA President,Blatter admitted that his biggest mistake was to bring World Cups to Africa.

Blaze Newz recall that between 2009 and 2010, Africa hosted all the FIFA World Cups. Nigeria hosted the U17 World Cup, Egypt the U20 the biggest of them all, the senior World Cup was hosted by South Africa, and Blatter admitted that the scenario created enemity for him although and he’s proud to have made such a mistake.

According to Blatter “I am proud of this mistake, it made me to be hated by anti-Africans, they started to investigate us, they brought up propaganda information that black mailed us.

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“Things just escalated when I launched a one goal organization to build African infrastructure, that upsets the western world and this is the only mistake I will always be proud of” he said.

Blatter does not see Africa hosting the Fifa World Cup anytime soon due to powerful forces against the idea.

“But where there is a will, there is a way, and therefore we brought this World Cup to Africa, to South Africa. The first [time World Cup in Africa] and I think for the time being, the only one and I cannot see if they will be a second one. I am happy that it has been realised.”

Blatter and FIFA have often been dogged by controversy and allegations of corruption.

His tenure has seen controversy over allegations of financial mismanagement and the acceptance of bribes resulting in Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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