Ernst 'ZeNono' Jean-Baptiste to Run For President of FIFA
Updated October 19, 2015 7:52 AM
Ernst "ZeNono' Jean-Baptiste, a soccer legend and a promoter from Haiti is desirous to bring more transparency and integrity to the scandal ridden world soccer governing body 'FIFA', and thus, seek to run for the Presidency by replacing Sepp Blatter as FIFA President. On Tuesday, September 29, surrounded by several Haitian dignitaries, including former Prime Minister Gerard Latortue, he launched a campaign "For the Purity of the Game'' at the Central Broward Stadium with the press to discuss his vision to ensure a fairer distribution of funds, bring transparency in the game, more diversity in the leadership, more involvement of former players, and lessened bureaucracy. As per his statement, for a long time, FIFA has been conducting its business behind the close door. If in a soccer team, a coach or player does not perform as per expectation, we simply change them. Similarly, the time has come to change the FIFA leaders. Presently, the longtime FIFA president Sepp Blatter is under investigation by Swiss authorities for criminal misconduct and misappropriation of funds.
Ernst 'ZeNono' Jean-Baptiste (59) is a former player of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Florida, who played and coached for the Haitian national team. In order to qualify for the contest, a candidate must have some acceptable involvement within the game and have the support of at least five of the 209 member nations. Thus, ZeNono has decided to spend next few months soliciting supports around the world. He understands that his mission on the February election is not an easy one, because there are more well known candidates with many years experience and association with the FIFA. However, he is not afraid of these obstacles, because he is determined to clean up the game.
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