Former FIFA President, Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter, has admitted that his biggest career mistake was bringing World Cups to the African continent. ayokinews.com reports
In 2009 and 2010, Africa hosted all FIFA World Cup tournaments as Nigeria hosted the U17 World Cup, Egypt the U20 World Cup while South Africa hosted the biggest of the tournaments, the Senior World Cup.
Admitting to what he called his ‘mistake’, Blatter revealed that the whole African events created enmity between him and anti-Africans and that he’s proud to have made such a mistake.
Blatter said, “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.
“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.”
Speaking about Africa hosting the FIFA World Cup in the future, Blatter said he doesn’t see that happening anytime soon as powerful forces are 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 said.
Sepp Blatter served as the President of FIFA from 1998 – 2015. His administration hit a rock after series of corruption allegations led him out of the football governing body.
Blatter is now currently serving a (6) six-year ban from participating/engaging in FIFA related activities.