Blatter to seek re-election

ZURICH. — Fifa President Sepp Blatter confirmed that he had submitted his bid to run for re-election yesterday, the deadline day for nominations to be handed in.

“Today is a key date in the electoral calendar. I’ve made my submission, now the electoral committee follow a process,” the 78-year-old said on Twitter.

Blatter, who has been in charge of soccer’s governing body since 1998, is running for a fifth mandate and is overwhelming favourite to win the election in Zurich on May 29.

Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, former Fifa official Jerome Champagne of France, ex-France international David Ginola, former Portugal forward Luis Figo and Dutch FA president Michael van Praag have also said they are running. — Reuters.

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