Jul 1, 2011, 11:41 AM
Recently there is the bribery allegationleveledagainst the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Issa Hayatou and Jacques Anouma of Ivory Coast, by the Sunday Times newspaperand the former British FA President, claiming that the two top CAF and FIFA officials took $1.5M to vote for Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid.
The allegation is a cause of concern to all soccer fans in the world, and the matter should be thoroughly investigated so that the truth will be known at the end of the day.
The Sunday Times newspaper and the former British FA President should come up with documentary evidenceandsubmit to FIFA.
This is the only way the world can believe that their accusations are true.
Meanwhile, the CAF President has denied the allegations, and called on his critics to come up with evidence to prove, if not he would resort to legal action.
We suggest that the matter be handled with great care, and the necessary investigation needs to be done within the shortest possible time, in order to come up with a realistic solution to the problem.
FIFA now has a big task ahead, and this is a test case for the association.
In any case, if the accusations are true, the affair could seriously affect the campaign for Blatter’s re- election to the FIFA presidency.