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We Didn’t Bribe FIFA To Host 2010 World Cup – South Africa

Posted: May 28, 2015 at 5:12 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

THE South African government said on Thursday May 28, 2015, that it did not bribe the world soccer body, FIFA, to host the 2010 championship

Speaking with journalists on Thursday, that country’s Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, stressed that the his government was yet to receive an indictment from U.S. prosecutors involving FIFA because.

This, he said, was because all 2010 Soccer World Cup funds were accounted for and audited.

“Our financial records and books for the 2010/2011 financial year and those before and after the World Cup have been audited by the Auditor General of South Africa and no such amount has been found,” Mbalula told journalists.

Mbalula was speaking a day after the game was plunged into turmoil following the arrest of FIFA senior officials, excluding President, Sepp Blatter, on U.S. corruption charges.