FIFA Scandal South Africa calls for proof of bribery allegations; claims all payment was 'above board'

South Africa was earlier fingered in a massive allegation of various fraudulent activities raised against FIFA by whistleblowers.

  • Published:
South Africa’s Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula play

South Africa’s Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

South Africa’s Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula in addressing the media today denied claims that South Africa bribed world football association, FIFA, to become host of the 2010 World Cup.

He said, “South Africa have not paid any bribes to secure the 2010 World Cup.” . He also noted that South Africa’s FA is ready to co-operate with the authorities and the government will address the matter through diplomatic channels.

We need the United States authorities to share with us the basis of their allegations,", he stressed. According to Mbalula, the $10m payment was “above board” and “does not equate to bribery”.

He adds, “We refuse to be caught in a battle between the United States and FIFA ... We categorically deny that our government and country have bribed anyone to secure the 2010 World Cup.”

South Africa was earlier fingered in a massive allegation of various fraudulent activiities raised against FIFA by whistleblowers. These allegation have led to the impending resignation of FIFA boss, Sepp Blatter, who said he was putting the interest of football before his.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 COCOBOD Matters Hackman shocked over GHc 70,000 salary for COCOBOD CEObullet
2 Cars for MDA's Prez Nana Addo halts purchase of new vehicles indefinitelybullet
3 Pension Pay 40 former MPs drag govt to court over pension paybullet
4 Photos Nana Addo’s daughters throw him a birthday partybullet
5 Mike Oquaye Ghana's Speaker of Parliament is a "big fool" -...bullet
6 REGSEC Coordinator Attack Delta Force Leader apologises to...bullet
7 AMERI Power Plant Here is the full report on the $510m...bullet
8 Wrong Robbery Suspected armed robber electrocuted at Oyarifabullet
9 AMERI Deal AMERI Power agreement was not fraudulent -...bullet
10 Sexual Abuse Lady accused of abusing pal with 'dildo'...bullet

Top Videos

1 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day - Asiedu Nketiabullet
2 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa highwaybullet
3 Prophecy I predicted Kintampo accident - Prophetbullet
4 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
5 Meet Aisha the female mate who aspires to be a driverbullet
6 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
7 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank...bullet
8 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet
9 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
10 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think...bullet

News