DOHA: Asia football chief Mohamed bin Hammam reckons Fifa boss Sepp Blatter has been forced to come up with fresh ideas after the Qatari decided to challenge the incumbent in the June 1 presidential election. “It seems my challenge has made Blatter reassess his view of football’s future,” said Hammam. “He has been motivated to come forward with some new proposals and he now knows he cannot take his position for granted.” The Asian Football Confederation president, Blatter’s only rival in the vote, was reacting to a recent letter from the Swiss to all Fifa member nations urging them to re-elect him after 13 years in charge.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2011.
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