Why is Sepp Blatter so popular in Africa?

Some commentators describe FIFA president’s re-election as West’s failed bid to topple Africa’s long-standing friend.

Many of the countries that voted for Sepp Blatter as he was elected as FIFA president were from Africa.

Newspaper editorials in Senegal described the election as the West’s failed attempt in overthrowing Africa’s longstanding friend.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Dakar on why the FIFA president is so popular across the continent.

Source: Al Jazeera


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