Johannesburg, Oct.7 (ANI): FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-Joon has described Sepp Blatter as a ‘hypocrite and a liar’, insisting that he is planning to sue the latter over allegations of embezzlement.
The 63-year-old accused Blatter of repeatedly interfering in elections of major football confederations, Sport24 reported.
Mong-Joon, who thinks that FIFA has lost its credibility under Blatter, said that he would make the organisation a badge of pride, if he gets elected.
He further lashed out at Blatter for his `secretive` management.
Earlier, Swiss prosecutors have reportedly opened criminal proceedings against Blatter in connection with an ongoing corruption scandal that has plunged the world football’s governing body into an unprecedented crisis.
Subsequently, the US-based sponsors such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa and Budweiser had called on the 79-year-old FIFA head to step down from the post.
But, Blatter, who was re-elected for a fifth term in May, has insisted that he would remain in the post until the election of his successor on February 26.
FIFA’s reputation took a severe beating after 14 sports marketing executives and football officials, including several from Zurich-based FIFA, were indicted by the United States in late May over corruption charges. (ANI)