Ahead of the February 2016 presidential election of Federation of International Football federation (FIFA), South Korean Chung Mong-joon has officially put his name forward as a candidate for the FIFA presidency, with his declaration to clean up FIFA.
With Chung’s candidacy, the candidates for the plum job now becomes four with UEFA president Michel Platini having stated his intention to run for the office, while fellow former football icon Zico and Liberia FA chairman Musa Bility will stand as well and wealthy businessman Chung has now joined the race.
“Today Fifa is undergoing a profound crisis,” the South Korean at a news conference in Paris on Monday.
“Under these circumstances, the Fifa president must be a crisis manager and a reformer.
“Fifa needs a leader who can bring back common sense, transparency and accountability.
“For any successful organization to be free of corruption, it needs periodic change of leadership.
“Absolute power corrupts absolutely, organisations begin to corrupt when the leader thinks he is indispensable.
“If I’m elected I will serve one term of four years. I can change Fifa in four years, this is my pledge to all football fans in the world.”
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