FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein has revealed that he is the only man who will save FIFA and bring it back on track if voted into power, following the current crisis at hand.
He has outlined his vision to get the scandal-ridden governing body “back to football”, saying it was time for the organisation to get new leaders who will not hold the whole world at ransom.
Speaking at a news conference he said; “This is for people who are tired of the old way of doing things. Today I’m presenting a practical plan for implementing my vision.
“It contains concrete steps, no gimmicks, just a realistic road map that will lead FIFA to a better place and will earn the trust of football fans. A place where we will have headlines for football, not for scandal – it is about getting back to football.
“I believe in what FIFA can do and I’m trying to save the organisation and bring it back on track.
Prince Ali who will go up against Jerome Champagne, Gianni Infantino, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa and Tokyo Sexwale to be the next FIFA president, with elections set for February 26 added that he wanted football to run the right way.
“The world is cleaning FIFA up, whether FIFA likes it and FIFA can help with a real culture change.
“There are so many good people in FIFA but many feel fear, and with good reason. The 209 members know FIFA is in crisis. Will a small group of FIFA members hold FIFA hostage?
“I want to see football run the right way. Less than a year ago many European countries joined with me to change a president.
“With Europe’s help we can finish the job. I’m there to unite the world. In terms of integrity, responsibility and a proven record, I believe I’m the best person to lead FIFA.”
Prince Ali was defeated in his previous attempt to reach the helm of World Football losing out to Sepp Blatter last May before the long-serving incumbent announced his intention to step down as arrests of high-ranking officials marred the organisation’s congress in Zurich.