Prince Ali denounces strategies of FIFA presidential rivals

Lausanne (Switzerland), Feb 12 (IANS) Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has denounced his main opponents in the race for the presidency of world football’s governing body FIFA and accused them of pressuring the confederations to collect more votes.

Prince Ali referred in particular to the Italian-Swiss Gianni Infantino and Bahraini Sheikh Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, whom he blamed for trying to influence FIFA’s confederations, reports Efe.

“I am not a candidate who tries to use a couple of executive committees or confederations to push voters in a certain way,” said Prince Ali on Thursday.

“That is what differentiates me from other candidates…If other candidates do choose to work on regions and try to divide up the world, then, yes, I think that is wrong.”

“There is a lot of confusion in terms of the process of elections,” said Prince Ali, who lost to Joseph Blatter in the election for the presidency of FIFA in 2015.

The Jordanian prince is competing for the FIFA presidency against Infantino, Frenchman Jerome Champgne, South Africa’s Tokyo Sexwale and Sheikh Salman.

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