South Africa admits $10m FIFA payout….


SA fans at World Cup 2010

South Africa did pay $10m (£6.5m) to a football body led by Jack Warner, a figure at the centre of FIFA corruption allegations, local media say. Danny Jordaan, head of South Africa’s FA, is quoted as confirming that the amount was deducted from a FIFA payment to the country in 2008. A subsequent letter requested that money to be sent, instead, to the Caribbean Football Union, reports say. South African officials deny it was a bribe to secure the 2010 World Cup. But US prosecutors insist South Africa made an illegal payment after the government promised $10m to Mr Warner – then a FIFA vice-president – in exchange for the “Rainbow Nation” becoming the first African country to host the World Cup. FIFA chose South Africa as host ahead of Morocco.


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