The 39-year-old formally registered his candidacy for the election to replace Sepp Blatter on Thursday
FIFA presidential contender Prince Ali bin al Hussein on Thursday formally registered his candidacy for the election to replace Sepp Blatter at the head of world football’s scandal rocked governing body.
The Jordanian prince, a former FIFA vice-president, said he had the necessary backing from five of FIFA’s 209 member associations but declined to name them.
With Blatter and two of his rivals — UEFA president Michel Platini and South Korean tycoon Chung Mong-Joon — either suspended or banned, the prince said he had sent a message to all members setting out his case for change.
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“For all of us these are dark times. Restoring FIFA’s credibility will not be an easy task, but together it can be done,” read the message sent by the 39-year-old. “For the good of the game and all who love it, I humbly ask for the honour of your support.”
Published in The Express Tribune, October 16th, 2015.
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