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Musa Bility declares intention for FIFA top post

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Liberias FA President, Musa Bility
Liberias FA President, Musa Bility

Liberia’s FA President, Musa Bility, has announced plans to contest FIFA’s presidency.

Mr. Bility said: “It is Africa's time to lead world football.” The 48-year-old is the second person to declare intention to contest FIFA’s top post after former Brazil international, Zico.

Mr. Bility as having said: "Africa is the largest voting bloc in FIFA and we must take the lead to bring football to the continent together."

"We all agree that football is facing a difficult moments and it is in difficult moments that great leaders emerge."

Bility has led the Liberian FA since 2010 and he is the second African to make a bid for FIFA’s Presidency.
Mr. Bility made the pronouncement Thursday, June 18, 2015 when he spoke to BBC Sports. 

Current Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Issa Hayatou, lost to Sepp Blatter in the 2002 Presidential elections.

79-year-old Blatter announced on June 2, 2015 that he would step down as president, amid allegations of corruption among FIFA officials.

At the same time Mr. Bility has outlined several key points in his plans for FIFA’s top position.

He wants the current FIFA crisis to be dealt with in transparent fashion, a reduction in the power of the 24-person Executive Committee, and FIFA’s partnerships with sponsors be redefined.

The local FA Chairman also told BBC Sports that he wants an improvement in both the financing and ease for FIFA's poorer members to receive development funds, and FIFA's agreed 10-year relationship with Interpol be re-established.


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