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Football: Adamu applauds Blatter’s Resignation

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Former FIFA executive committee member, Dr. Amos Adamu, has welcomed Sepp Blatter’s resignation as President of Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA, saying that the 79 year old FIFA Boss did the right thing by resigning as president amidst a corruption scandal rocking the world soccer governing body.

Blatter stepped down on Tuesday four days after winning a record five-year term in the elective congress at FIFA headquarters in Switzerland.

Adamu told supersport.com that the rot in the world football body has reached an alarming height and nobody can successfully cover it.

“It’s the right thing to do as people know what is happening there (at FIFA) is not right.

“Sepp Blatter did the right thing to resign his position as FIFA president in the face of corruption charges among key officials.

“FIFA has been covering a lot of things, I think it has reached the point where you cannot continue to cover it anymore,” Adamu told supersport.com.

“The rot in FIFA is like an overheated or overloaded transformer which is bound to explode.

“I wish him well in his future endeavours either inside or outside football.”

He took time off to chastise the Swiss football administrator for poor handling of the case that saw him (Amos Adamu) being shut out from football for three years due to alleged bribery

“Blatter handled my case politically. The poor handling of my case was the beginning of his downfall.

“FIFA claimed that the Nigerian government owed the body a huge sum of money which they are making no move to redeem.

“I was bluntly told that the witch-hunt was not directly at me per se but where I come from (Nigeria).

“Coincidentally, Blatter is out right now and I’m in,” said Adamu in direct reference to a recent CAF appointment into the Africa Cup of Nations Organising Committee through 2015 and 2017.”

Blatter has immediately called for an extraordinary congress to elect his successor.

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