More shady deals carried out under the ignominious reign of former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter is now coming to the fore.
Investigations show that Blatter and his then Secretary General, Jerome Valcke awarded to themselves bonuses worth over $80 million over five years – 2011 to 2015.
FIFA lawyers revealed this shocking details on Friday as the body continues to try to launder its image after the untenable tenure of Blatter’s 17 years at the helm of the football governing body.
In a statement, FIFA said: “It is clear that the preliminary findings indicate that the payments and contracts warrant considerable further investigation. Fifa has shared this information with the Office of the Swiss Attorney General and it will brief the US Department of Justice on the matters as well.”
Among the alleged bonuses, former president Blatter is said to have given himself £7.7m and £8.4m as reward for overseeing the World Cup tournaments in 2010 and 2014, while secretary general Valcke received a total of £18m for the two World Cups plus the forthcoming 2018 tournament in Russia.
Blatter and Valcke at the mome given six and 12 year bans respectively by FIFA Ethics Committee.