Andrew Jennings is an investigative journalist who has spent much of his career investigating corruption in sport.

He has investigated corruption in the International Olympic Committee and more recently has focussed his attention on alleged corruption in FIFA.

I have never met Andrew Jennings although I did receive a call from him when I was in Geneva Airport, shortly after I left FIFA as its Acting Director of Development, having had overall responsibility for refereeing, women’s football, sports medicine, futsal and development courses.

He wanted me to comment, as a former senior employee, on different aspects of FIFA.

I refused to make any comment since I was supportive of much of the work accomplished by FIFA and had no political or personal axe to grind.

I remain very supportive of much of the development work done by FIFA worldwide.

There is now, however, a major problem of credibility for FIFA.

His website, Transparency in Sport, has now made serious accusations against many senior figures in world football.

These include, Chuck Blazer, the General Secretary of CONCACAF, Jack Warner, the former President of CONCACAF and a former FIFA Vice President, Ricardo Teixeira, the President of the Brazilian FA, Chairman of the FIFA World Cup 2014 Organising Committee and a member of the FIFA Executive Committee, Joao Havelange, the former President of FIFA, the present FIFA General Secretary, Jerome Valcke and the FIFA President, Sepp Blatter.

He expects a Swiss court in Zug to make a public statement on some of the accusations in the next few months.

I have no way of confirming or denying that any or all have a case to answer but in the interests of transparency, a word often used by FIFA, the accusations must at least be investigated and a report of the investigations made public.

Who would have thought 12 months ago that revolutions would have taken place and overthrown the governing powers in Egypt, Tunisia or Libya?

If revolution can take place in these countries perhaps a revolution could also occur in FIFA.

Time will tell – but don’t hold your breath!

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