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Sepp Blatter 40 Year Reign

Sepp Blatter has resigned as president of football’s governing body FIFA.

The 40-year old FIFA president reign has come to an end amid a corruption scandal. The 79-year-old Swiss was re-elected last week, despite seven top FIFA officials being arrested two days before the vote as part of a US prosecution.

Fifa was rocked last week by the arrests on charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering as part of a US prosecution that also indicted 14 people. A separate criminal investigation by Swiss authorities into how the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were allocated is also under way.

BBC Sport’s Natalie Pirks looks back at the controversial career of football’s ‘Teflon man’.

However African football legends such as Kalusha Bwalya popularly known as “Kalu” of Zambia, a once African Footballer of the year in the late 80’s has bowed Sepp Blatter’s reign as envisaging and progressive especially to African football which has seen segregation from the western counterparts.


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