Moses Magogo, the president of the Federation of Uganda Football Association says Uganda will support the re-election of Sepp Blatter, the incumbent FIFA president. The FIFA elections are scheduled for May 29, 2015.
According to Magogo, Uganda’s vote will go to Blatter because he has moved football to a higher level and has brought lots of development aspects of the sport to the African continent.
He explains that besides the financial support that Blatter has made available to the 209 member associations annually, he also made sure the first ever World Cup came to Africa in 2010 in South Africa.
Speaking about the decision by Jordan’s FA President Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein to challenge Blatter, Magogo said this was a good move because it’s good to have democracy in FIFA.
The 39-year old Prince Ali who is also FIFA’s Vice President and President of the West Asian Football Federations said on Tuesday that he is tired of the administrative controversy in Fifa and wants to put things right.
Former FIFA executive member Jerome Champagne is also eying the presidency. Blatter’s leadership has been rocked by bribery allegations in presidential and World Cup hosting elections, kickbacks paid to senior officials and World Cup ticket scams.
Last month Fifa’s ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia resigned with a parting shot at Blatter’s leadership style and the organization’s seeming unwillingness to reform itself.
FIFA election rules in the first-round ballot require two-thirds of the votes of present and eligible member federations for victory. A simple majority of valid votes is needed in subsequent rounds.