Sepp Blatter welcomes Infantino’s appointment

first_imgFrom the conference hall to meet the press and the first time Gianni Infantino was put under the media microscope as President of FIFA.There will be no hiding place now for the man who is only the ninth president in the organisation’s 112-year history. The tone was one of inclusion and responsibility.“We will work tirelessly, starting from myself, through all the associations and all the staff members to make sure that we bring football back to FIFA and FIFA back to football because this is what we have to do, what we want to do and what we will do. We will restore the image of FIFA, we will make sure that everyone… everyone will be happy with what we do,” he told journalists.The result of the ballot was welcomed by many including Sepp Blatter who seemed to be trying to take a share of the glory when he said, “Gianni Infantino will now have to take over what I started, the last remaining points of the big reform package.”Gianni Infantino was been elected as the man to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, winning an overall majority in the second round of voting. The Swiss-Italian edged ahead of favourite Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa in the first ballot but failed to secure the two-thirds of the vote required to secure victory.Infantino picked up 115 votes, needing just 104, to replace Sepp Blatter at the world football governing body.last_img read more