SA denies FIFA corruption allegations


May 29 th, 2015

SA has rejected allegations of corruption on Thursday to secure the FIFA 2010 World Cup bid. Minister Jeff Radebe, a member of the organising committee at the time, said they ensured that the country had received an impeccable audit. FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, had hailed “the great World Cup” as he ranked SA at eight or nine out of 10. On Wednesday, the US court charged the SA government and the bid committee for the 2010 World Cup for allegedly having paid R120m to the Trinidadian Jack Warner, former president of the North American Football Confederation, in exchange for three votes in favour of SA. The 2010 World Cup was a highlight since the advent of democracy and the post-apartheid sport and culture boycotts in SA.


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