Coming in large numbers to Chad to impose its single-candidate election, FIFA is for the moment empty-handed: the public prosecutor has cancelled the elections, and the security forces have prevented FIFA from passing in force. A failure after that of Guinea a few days earlier.
Le jeu de la FIFA : chantage et élections probablement invalides à la fédération tchadienne de football
Prévues le 30 novembre, les élections de la fédération de football tchadienne ont été suspendues par une décision du Tribunal de Grande Instance. De quoi irriter la FIFA qui a supporté un unique candidat, Ibrahim Foullah, qui attend son procès pour corruption et détournement de deniers publics.
Elections are to be held in the Chadian Football Federation on 30 November. However, an order from the High Court suspended the elections. This has provoked displeasure of FIFA, which supports the single-candidate, Ibrahim Foullah, who is currently awaiting trial for corruption and embezzlement.
The news behind the news on the 2030 World Cup is that the 2034 World Cup will go to the sporting rogue state of Saudi Arabia and the chainsaw monster MBS. It sounds weird: FIFA does not act worse in awarding its mega-events than the IOC does with the Olympics, but comparatively transparently.
Fatma Samoura is stepping down as FIFA's General Secretary. There is no reason to regret that. There is no reason to celebrate Samoura for anything. The woman from Senegal is a princely paid mascot of FIFA dictator Gianni Infantino. She has always covered up for his dirty dealings.
It was not long ago in the Rwandan capital Kigali following FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s re-election by acclamation that Fatma Samoura yelled “I love you, president,” but the love story between the world federation and its current secretary general has come to an end.