FUFA president Moses Magogo in Zurich for FIFA elections
FUFA president Moses Magogo in Zurich for FIFA elections
FUFA president Moses Magogo in Zurich for FIFA elections (courtesy photo)

In the awake of football’s (if not sports’) biggest corruption scandal ever, Local soccer governing body, FUFA will cast vote in favour of Joseph Sepp Blatter.

Swiss police made dawn raids in Zurich where officials were staying beforeFriday’s presidential election on Friday.

“Yesterday’s developments haven’t changed our (Executive) thinking because Blatter wasn’t implicated. He is clean” Ahmed Hussein stated, FUFA spokesman wrote in the federations’ official statement.

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Swiss police, working with the Federal Office of Justice, have detained and will attempt to extradite a number of Fifa delegates, plus other executives, over fraud allegations

An international law enforcement collaboration resulted in the detaining of numerous officials and sports marketing executives, who were at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich ahead of the 65th Fifa Congress.

“FUFA therefore wishes to assure the public that the FUFA Delegation led by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, including the 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha and Chief Executive Officer Edgar Watson are not anywhere connected to the FIFA matters being reported that span from the early 90’s and that the delegation is ready to be part of the proceedings at the FIFA Congress that will culminate into the Presidential elections tomorrow and continue on Saturday 30th May 2015.” A statement reads in part

The United States Department of Justice have confirmed the nine officials to be arrested are Jeffrey Webb, Eugenio Figueredo, Jack Warner (who resigned from Fifa under a wave of corruption claims in 2011 and is believed to have been arrested elsewhere), Eduardo Li, Julio Rocha, Costas Takkas, Rafael Esquivel, Jose Maria Marin and Nicolas Leoz.

A separate criminal investigation into how the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were allocated has also begun.

The indictment says South Africa paid $10 million in bribes for votes from Jack Warner and two other committee members in its bid to become the host country.