[:fr]Blatter set for America trip[:]

[:fr]FIFA President Sepp Blatter who won a fifth term last week in Zurich  will visit the United States to attend next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, FIFA has confirmed.

Blatter was elected for a fifth term as FIFA’s president last week, just two days after seven FIFA officials and associates were arrested as the organisation gathered for their congress in Zurich.


The on-going FBI investigation has also seen another seven people indicted on charges of bribery, racketeering and money-laundering, involving tens of millions of dollars since 1991.

Blatter, who has not been indicted and claimed the corruption crisis was designed to unseat him, has insisted he is the right man to lead FIFA.

Before last week’s events the 79-year-old denied he was avoiding the United States amid reports of an FBI investigation into the former CONCACAF leaders.

FIFA has confirmed that Sepp Blatter intends to travel to USA next month for CONCACAF Gold Cup, the tournament which kicks off on July 7 in Dallas. 

Super Sport/Nnenna.O[:]